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Maybe you don't recognize me - My name is Opportunity

March 28, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Regardless of where you land politically, it cannot be said that the current Canadian Government did not make a significant statement.  Today, March 27, 2020, a few weeks into the declared Global Pandemic that is Covid-19, the Candian Government has clearly stated something that we want to remind you of right now.    Your business matters....

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HABIT 4: I’m trying to “Think Win/Win”

March 17, 2020 — By Chris Sprague   The concept of Win/Win, the 4 th habit in Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, provided an interesting insight to me. This is the concept that in order to get the best results – at work, in interpersonal relationships, etc. we all need to win. Instead of thinking of life as a...

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HABIT 3: Put First Things First

March 2, 2020 — By Hazel Bernez   My former mother-in-law imagined herself as a genteel lady, adopting an air of dignified nonchalance. She struggled to cope in the brash world around her and wistfully spoke of a forgotten era of grace. When the modern world interrupted her memories with the simple intrusive jangling of a phone call, it was comical to see her cultivated...

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HABIT 2: Begin with the End in Mind

February 5, 2020 — By Emily Bouchard & Lauren Kenney   When we reviewed this habit as a team, April Burrows, our resident Chief Dot Connector, started us off with the very easy reflection question: “How do you want to be remembered?” We were asked to think about what we wanted people to say at our funerals.    Intense, right?!  That’s just kind of...

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HABIT 1: Circle of Influence vs Circle of Concern

January 28, 2020 — By Lisa Maslove   Stephen Covey, author of the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, details how businesses and individuals can obtain positive change by aligning with universal principles based on ‘character ethics’.  In his book, Habits 1, 2 and 3 are based on moving from Dependence to Independence and the initiative for this change is Habit 1...

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Take the Wheel and Drive

December 9, 2019 — By Hazel Bernez   Despite the title, this has nothing to do with driving. The words are a figure of speech to drive a point home (oops, there we go again) about combatting fear. “Drive”, written and performed by Incubus, in 1999, has a cool melody and catchy instrumentation, not to mention an accompanying video (remember those things?) that made...

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Client Spotlight - Two Rivers Health

November 29, 2019 — By Crystal Wilson   Nestled just outside of Guelph’s parking impaired downtown sits an absolute gem of a wellness clinic.  The free parking is just the tip of the awesomeness-iceberg that is this unique space in our city. Walking up the grand porch and through the doors of the beautiful brick building transports you into a curated clinic space that...

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tried-and-Tested Tools Used by a Project Maven

November 19, 2019 — By Emily Bouchard   A lot of the ‘management’ in ‘project management’ comes down to solving challenges. Sometimes those challenges are an expected part of the territory, such as communication, competing deadlines, scope creep, etc. Sometimes, however, we create challenges for ourselves - as much as we’re loath to admit it!  Let’s explore 5 common challenges I face when I’m...

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You Can Make A Living Wage the Norm

November 11, 2019 — By Crystal Wilson   As a business providing professional services, it is reasonable to assume that Flow Office Wisdom would pay at least a living wage to employees.  And you would be correct if you did assume that - we have been committed to paying an amount significantly higher than our local living wage since before we even officially launched...

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Plan To Plug The Brain-Drain

October 21, 2019 — By Hazel Bernez   Regardless of where you work, be it a traditional office space or a virtual office, feeling overwhelmed by your job is a common stress that warrants addressing. For those who share their home space with their office, some might even argue that with their office just a couch, or the kitchen table away, these folks are...

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Additional Posts

Logo Vs Branding: Semantics Or So Much More? - October 15, 2019

What's In Your Work Plan? - September 30, 2019

The Virtual Superhero - September 16, 2019

Love is Best for the World - September 11, 2019

Email Etiquette 101 - August 21, 2019

Meetings with Meaning - August 14, 2019

Is Cash No Longer King? - August 7, 2019

Is Your Hiring Inclusive? - June 19, 2019

Vote Everyday Scavenger Hunt - March 27, 2019

Treats + Crafts + Community - December 16, 2018

Crystal's Favourite Podcasts - November 28, 2018

Happy Living Wage Week! - November 9, 2018

5 Tips From the Deadline Diva - September 26, 2018

Hello, HelloFresh! - September 11, 2018

How To Train Your...Self? - September 4, 2018

Personal Mission - August 2, 2018

We're the BEST! - July 11, 2018

Turn it Up! - May 25, 2018

Grown Up Halloween - November 1, 2017

Meet The Team - June 29, 2017

Do Your Emails Get Answers? - February 15, 2017

Guelph's Good Giving Guide - December 16, 2016

Living Wage - why not? - November 25, 2016

Changing Everything - October 14, 2016

Entrepreneurship is... - October 6, 2016

Meet The Bs? Yes Please! - August 2, 2016

Millenial Is A State Of Mind - April 28, 2016

Are You AODA Compliant? - March 3, 2016

Stress and the Entrepreneur - February 3, 2016

Why We Went For The B - August 3, 2015

The Wisdom of Women - May 10, 2015

We're Back From Bootcamp - March 13, 2015

That Third One Is Tricky - January 28, 2015

Let's Talk About Posters - December 17, 2014

Our 3rd Bottom Line - September 24, 2014

What Is This Flow Thing? - July 23, 2014

Schedule Solutions - January 8, 2014

Happy New Year? - September 13, 2013

Get Out Of Your Box - April 2, 2013

Bookkeeping - March 12, 2013

What Kind of Hungry - March 10, 2013

Hearts In The Right Place - February 27, 2013

The Friend With The Pick Up Truck - February 11, 2013

Why Do You Do It Pt. 2 - January 28, 2013

Why Do You Do It - January 15, 2013

New Beginnings - January 2, 2013