Point to Ponder
and a Merry Christmas to all...
a quick note to extend out very
best wishes to you and your family during this Christmas
season. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I wanted to
remind you that the most precious gift we can share is ourselves
and our time. Please hug someone today and wish them well.
is a time for reflection amidst the hustle and the hassle of
the commercial side of this holiday. It is a time for families
no matter how dysfunctional. It is a time for friends and colleagues.
It is time for you!
Most of all it is a time for gratitude for being
here another year; to celebrate your wins and successes
or, at least, the lessons learned along the path this last year.
I am grateful
for having the privilege of coming into your mailboxes every
month with a few ideas, words and news.
your contribution to my life and my career . Irene and
I send our best regards and my long-time buddy
(pictured here) says see you in a few days.
'Idea Man' Hooey
here with the very talented Sierra Noble who performed at our CAPS
Foundation evening in Winnipeg. She is only 22 and has already taken
the music world by storm.
2012 was a tremendous year.
One of the highpoints
of this year was joining some of Santa's elves and making breakfast
and delivering presents for 160 Kindergaten to Grade 6 Students.
This Christmas Shoebox project was started by my amazing
friends Steve and Debra Kasowski. I
am honored to be able to be there and see their faces as Santa
arrives in the gym and they open their presents (Sadly, for
some the only one they will get this year.).
- A fair amount of travel
including our five weeks in Australia and Hong Kong.
- Printing our 7th edition of Speaking
for Success and creating our 2 DVD set.
- Being there as Irene's daughter
Amanda married Michael.
- Serving as 2012 CAPS Edmonton President.
- Leaving CAPS Edmonton in the very
capable hands of my friend Lorn Stanners and a great 2013
- Seeing CAPS Edmonton honored for
the highest percentage of membership retention in Winnipeg.
- Visiting Aunt Eva before she passed
- Speaking for 4 of our CAPS Chapters
across Canada this year.
- Having a fairly successful CAPS
Foundation auction in Winnipeg.
- Sharing in the process
of several of my friends reaching Best
Selling Author Status. One of them I contributed
to the book, so I guess technically I am now a two time best
- Seeing our furry kids grow and enjoy
lots more time in our Egremont home.
- Spending more time with Irene as
she worked from home due to a sick building. And, we still
like and love each other in spite of being so close every
- Finished de-cluttering the basement
and building and lighting Irene's new work area.
- Finished the parking pad and finished moving 18 tonnes
of gravel by hand. End result - down to 200lbs and down two pant
here: The delightful and stylish Irene Gaudet heading into
I finished Irene's new workspace
(left) I have my creative office back. Over the next few weeks
I will return to finishing the edits to A Legacy of
Leadership enroute to updating it (wrote it in 2006)
and converting from an ebook to a soft cover.
I also have one more
Pocket Wisdom book to complete before I head
So, guess that will keep me busy in addition
to promoting and delivering S4S Boot Camps.
I have a very special project in mind to support the CAPS Foundation
and will be using some of the proceeds from my Boot Camps to
fund a part of it.
If you know anyone
in either Edmonton or Grande Prairie, let them know about these
two Boot Camps. Follow the links to learn more and to
Jazz and Dusty our furry kids who split their time between our
two work areas. This one is in mine. They have brought more
love and joy into our home.
looks to be another great year.
- Speaking for Success
Boot Camp in Edmonton Jan 12th, 2013
- Speaking in Grande
Prairie Feb 12th and doing a S4S Boot Camp on the 13th.
- Closing keynote
for a national Food and Beverage conference in Ottawa
on Feb. 26th. Doing a S4S Boot Camp on the Monday Feb.
- Speaking for my
friends at CAPS Atlantic in Halifax, May 23-24th... two
days and I am working on doing a S4S Boot Camp on the
Saturday May 25th before flying home.
- Taking the lead
in creating and delivering our Global Speakers Summit
Foundation evening on Dec 9th in Vancouver, BC. More about
- Amanda and Michael
are coming for a visit next summer.
- Looking forward
to travelling some place 'warm' next
month with Irene.
- Looking forward
to expanding and fine tuning what we are doing within
our business next year.
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey would be pleased to be a
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at: (780) 736-0009. Irene
and I wish you the very best for 2013
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Legacy of Leadership is in edits for re-release
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new Pocket Wisdom book is in the works.
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