Author Archives: Fran Watson

About Fran Watson

Work from home Career Counsellor helping people with resumes, cover letters and interview tips. Recently published an e-book on Resumes and Cover Letters That Work (www.franwatson.ca). Member of Toastmasters and life-long learner.

Bill Platt

Lessons Learned From Failures by Bill Platt “I will be honest… I don’t like talking about those times when I get things wrong… My screw-ups are instructional, but I don’t like dwelling on them too much.” Bill shared the following … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit

Most Overnight Successes Are Years In The Making “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Thomas Edison I’m going to let you in on a little … Continue reading

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Famous Failures

Walt Disney Even the unhappiest of beginnings can’t hold you back when you have drive and determination. Meet Walt Disney. You’ve heard the name before, whether from the beloved mouse who’s graced our TV and movie screens for almost a … Continue reading

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Sitting in sh*t

Sitting in Sh*t Yesterday when I went in to see my mom at the nursing home she told me she had to have a bowel movement.  I rang the buzzer and two Personal Support Workers came but they told me … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed?

Are you Overwhelmed and Exhausted these days? There are so many things coming at us – holiday preparations – Thanksgiving, Christmas, dealing with changes due to the pandemic.  And then in the U.S.A. there is all the drama around the … Continue reading

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Add Exercise

Exercise Helps Boost Positive Mood When individuals are dealing with debilitating bouts of anxiety or depression, many doctors recommend exercise as part of their healing routine. While exercise is just a small chunk of recovery, it actually provides a host … Continue reading

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Improve Your Mood

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood No one likes being in a bad mood, but no matter how much we hate it, it still happens from time to time. There are some things you can do to improve your … Continue reading

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Feelings

How are you feeling? A lot of people I have been talking to lately seem to have a general feeling of malaise (a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being – Miriam Webster) or angst (a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, … Continue reading

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Emotions

The Importance of Positive Emotions It’s certainly no surprise that positive emotions have the power to change lives. Emotions play a significant role in our daily lives. Brain studies have shown that having more positive emotions than negative emotions enable … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Freedom

Does your business come before your life? I have a friend, Angela Wills, who started a services-based business and quit her job to do that business. Within a few months she was overwhelmed, overworked and just plain burnt out. Angela … Continue reading

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