Canadian Thanksgiving

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Coaching

My first blog- We just had our Canadian Thanksgiving on October 10, so much earlier than you guys.  I am originally from the states so I miss the November one and don’t feel like turkey in October.  Get this.  The government had a choice, at random when to select the holiday and for some reason chose early October. It has no symbolic significance.  How Canadian!!!  But it was beautiful. 5 of us went to my friend’s cottage/house way up north near Algonquin Park on a lake and the Autumn beauty was in full force.  The leaf colors were stunning and they reflected into the water, shimmering along the surface.  We had 70+ degree weather and had a pot belly stove for heat indoors and bonfires outside ala marshmallows and Hershey bars.

We took two boat rides around the lake and looked at the depth finder.  One side of the lake was 35’ deep while the other side was 225’ deep.  A geologic wonder.  It was also the weekend to bring the boats and docks in and all of the neighbors helped each other.  Actually in Canadianese it is spelled neighbours.

We eat the same traditional turkey and trimmings you do also.  And pumpkin pie, my favorite.  It was a weekend to cherish in my memory log, so pretty and so wonderful to be out of the to-do of every day Toronto. The country is so good for the soul.

Back to the routine of work in Toronto the next day and putting together my website.  My VA has sent me my first draft of my website and it is thrilling to see.  It seems to be missing something though and I can’t put my finger on it yet.  Do you have any comments?  I am going to consult with Stacy Karacostas for advice, she is an expert at web knowledge, and she will be able to lead me in the right direction.  It is also about trying not to be a perfectionist and just going for it.  It has taken so long.  Bringing in the boats and decks for winter somehow felt symbolic of what was meant to come and also of the work that was ahead of me. List building. I know I sound like a newbie, maybe I shouldn’t let my vulnerability show. I have been an off line coach for some time, but online is a new adventure for me.

Well this is my first blog…I was nervous about writing a blog.  I know I haven’t given any helpful material to anyone.  Sorry.  I promise to do so in the future though.  I will be in touch soon.

Sarah Wood is founder of Evolving Advisors Inc. and author of ‘How to turn a No or a Maybe into a Yes!”  She is a sales and marketing coach serving professionals who are struggling to attract more clients and increase income.  Her coaching program teaches how to overcome objections so you can sign up all the clients you want and increase your bottom line.  She’s been in sales and marketing for over 20+ years and awarded consistently.  She is a dual citizen of the U.S.A. but lives in Toronto, Canada, with her b/f and four pets.

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