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So far Iris Meck has created 27 blog entries.

Redefining success, Growing things she loves

Redefining success, Growing things she loves Vicki Emlaw knows what success means — growing heirloom tomatoes and working barefoot in the soil. She went to the top of her game and to the bottom to find it. Now she runs a gardening operation that pays and makes her happy — on her terms. By Phil Norton It’s near the end of the Ontario winter, [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

From Columbia to Shaunavon – A high octane connection

From Columbia to Shaunavon – A high octane connection. By Catalina Margulis In a very small town called Shaunavon in Saskatchewan, a young woman dared to dream. After 14 years of cooking and waiting tables in restaurants, Kelsey Dawn Hedstrom finally decided to open her own eatery, the first of its kind in her town. This is where she grew up and has lived [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

What you say when you talk with your hands

What you say when you talk with your hands To increase your influence and impact skills, it’s helpful to be aware of how your movements are most likely being perceived By Carol Kinsey Goman The body language question I’m asked the most when people are preparing to make a presentation is: “What should I do with my hands?” My answer? “Use them.” Research shows [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Believing People Want to Do Well: Searching for Hidden Greatness Even in Toxic Behaviours

Believing People Want to Do Well: Searching for Hidden Greatness Even in Toxic Behaviours By Sarah McVanel Having conducted or lead a team that has engaged in over 100 team consultations, I can tell you that I can count on one hand the number of people who set out to deliberately and systematically tear down other people, their team, and the organization. Yet, how [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Stuck on Autopilot in Your Busy Life? Here’s How to Flip the Switch.

Stuck on Autopilot in Your Busy Life? Here’s How to Flip the Switch. [Excerpt from The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life, and Really Get Sh!t Done] By Michelle Cederberg How often have you busily gone about your routine, and at some point, lifted your head to note that hours have gone by, and you can’t quite recall all you’ve done? [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Will women continue to drive the economy?

Will women continue to drive the economy? Women are a force in the labour market like never before, which is serving them well during their earning years and into retirement. By Devin St. Louis | Advertorial Canada can point to a dramatic increase in women’s participation in the labour market over the past four decades as creating the conditions in which economic equality is [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Your Dollar|

The Reading Room: September 2021

The Reading Room: September 2021 Discover books you’ll love here! What should you read next? If you have any suggestions of books that we can list, just send your suggestion to imeck@farmmedia.com and tell us why you love this book! Here are a couple of book recommendations that we have for you! Would you like to live your life with [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: The Reading Room|

Products we like: September 2021

Products we like: September 2021 King Cole Ducks If you have been to AWC in the last few years, you would have met the ladies from King Cole Ducks. If you have never tried duck, you just have to! Cooked medium-to-rare, it melts in your mouth! Just check out their website at https://kingcoleducks.com/ and find a “Duck near you”! ... And [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Products We Like|

Making connections that matter

Making connections that matter Marketing and communications professional Jenn Norrie on the value of mentorship and building your network in creating your ideal career By Piper Whelan When Jenn Norrie shares how she built her rewarding career, her involvement in a specific extracurricular activity plays a supporting role early in her story. While studying agricultural economics and marketing at the University of Saskatchewan, Norrie [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

Take Charge of Your Career with Confidence

Take Charge of Your Career with Confidence Two hiring managers share what to know when pursuing your dream career, no matter the stage of the game By Piper Whelan Jenny Ose When Jenny Ose interviews applicants for a position with John Deere, she finds many haven’t thought about their career beyond the job they’ve applying for. “For some people, they think it’s [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|