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ARRIVAL: IF YOU KNEW YOUR FUTURE

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If you knew your future – all of its pain and happiness – would you choose to live it? I watched the movie Arrival on a near empty flight from YYZ to YEG. It’s a sci-fi flick but its much more than that. The plot looked intriguing so I spent two hours of my life for the experience. No regrets. I’m a soft touch for tear-jerkers that make you think and this one didn’t disappoint. A Love Story Arrival is about aliens (Heptapods), an international crisis, fear generated by the unknown and destiny. The action and dialogue are on the shallow side but the storyline will take you deep. All in all, Arrival is a love story about a single…

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3 Minute Anonymous Readers Survey 2014

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I want to make the Pointes of View blog better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, I have created this 3-minute anonymous 2014 survey. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me make my content even more interesting and relevant to you. Your input is important to me. The survey is easy to fill out. The results are completely anonymous. I can’t tell who said what. And it will only take three minutes of your time. Yes, I am happy to help. Please take me…

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HOW YOU CAN THRIVE IN UNCERTAINTY, CHAOS AND BAD LUCK

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“Great by Choice” is a book but this isn’t a book review – it’s a life preserver. Just when you think life is smoothing out before you like a glimmering highway through a sun-scorched desert, something happens to jackhammer the road. “Great by Choice” is a study of what uncertainty, chaos and bad luck will do to people and why some survive and even thrive. The results were full of provocative surprises: Success isn’t a result of being: more creative, more visionary, more charismatic, more ambitious, more blessed by luck, more risk seeking, more heroic, or more bold. The most surprising take-away was the three behaviors shared by people who lived, both literally and figuratively, through the same circumstances that…

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