Ready to Spark Action? Try Taking a Leap of Faith?

I hope February is off to a good start for you! For such a short month, it sure is jam-packed with exciting activities and opportunities to spark action!

It’s been a busy month for me so far, with speaking engagements and other projects, but I did find the time to take in some Canadian Opera Company performances! While I’m in no way an opera fanatic, I’m like the K-Tel Top 100 opera person. I like the songs I know from the movies. (If you are of a certain age and don’t know what K-Tel Records were, you could say they were the Spotify of the 70s. Go down the rabbit hole here!)

With so much going on, it’s a good thing that this year is a leap year and that we have one extra day this month. What will you do with your bonus day? Does Leap Day ever inspire you to take a leap of faith?

Take a leap of faith.

Do you remember that scene in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where our hero needed to cross a huge chasm, with no other way to get across than by taking a leap of faith?

He dangled his foot over the edge of the chasm and stepped forward into the unknown, but instead of plummeting to his death, his foot landed on solid ground.

Movie magic aside, this leap of faith worked out because of everything that had led Indiana Jones to this point. He did the work, he gathered all the information he needed… All that was left was to take a step forward.

Taking that calculated risk allowed him to complete his quest, just as taking a calculated risk will allow you to spark action in yourself or the people around you.

But with any leap of faith or calculated risk, preparation is key. Here are a few ways for you to prepare yourself the next time you’re inspired to take a leap of faith:

1. Shift your mindset. There is no “new normal” for the world we live and work in. Things are constantly changing, so be prepared to be unprepared!

2. Be open to new ideas and possibilities. Don’t automatically dismiss something just because it seems like it won’t work.

If we open and expand our thinking, new ideas, tips, and techniques may come. There are usually many ways to accomplish a goal.

3. Plan multiple approaches. Did you know there are over 250 ways to load a dishwasher? It just goes to show you that there’s no one “right way” to do things.

4. Turn worries into risks. Then manage them.

5. Balance emotions with facts. The unknown can create fear and cause us to act purely on emotion. It’s important to listen to your emotions, but balance them with facts and evidence.

CGLCC Event: The Entrepreneur’s Manifesto

Volunteering has always been close to my heart, and the CGLCC, Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce, is an organization I am extremely honoured and proud to volunteer with.

I joined their webinar series on Wednesday, February 14 at 11:00 am to share experiences and insights from over 20 years of working with entrepreneurs. Thank you to everyone who attended and spent Valentine’s Day with me!

8 Steps to Navigate the Future of Work

There’s one clear fact that any successful organization must accept: change happens. Although the concept of change might be exciting, the actual execution of your change strategy can be challenging.

That’s why I created this guide, with 8 simple steps to help you shape the future of work in your organization and be change ready. Download your free copy below.


🎧 Listen to the Spark Action Audiobook 🎧

Did you know that Spark Action is available in audiobook format? Now you can listen to my dulcet tones while walking, driving, or working around the house!

Click the button below to listen to a free sample, and if you like what you hear, you can find the full version at AudibleKoboApple BooksGoogle Play, and more.


It’s such a privilege to get to do what I do and share my work with you every month. Thank you for your continued support!

Happy February and Happy Leap Day!