HUGH CULVER

The Art of Asking for What You Need

The Art of Asking for What You Need

When I was a kid my Dad was my hero. He wore a 3-piece suit to his accounting office, was always in control, and could fix anything. On weekends, the older kids became his soldiers marching around the property hauling downed branches, stacking wood, or some other work...

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The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.

The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama Sometimes I just want the damn Porsche. This week I was in Toronto speaking about how I built my speaking business. The room was full of consultants, speakers, authors, and...

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Maybe I’m too old for Social Media

Maybe I’m too old for Social Media

I just poured a hot mug of Earl Grey, pulled on my slippers and I’m thinking about Facebook. Actually, I’m not thinking about Facebook at all - I’m thinking about getting old. I’m not really all that old, but I do remember watching the Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan...

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Hey drama queen, maybe it’s time to embrace routine.

Hey drama queen, maybe it’s time to embrace routine.

I’m having a boring week. And I’m loving it. Before I get to explaining what I mean, let me tell you about the kind of week I don’t love. It usually starts with no plan for the week (my Flight Plan is essential for feeling grounded and on top of my game) and goes...

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How drinking tea earned me $650,000

How drinking tea earned me $650,000

When I was a young river guide I drank coffee like water. The blacker the better; the more the better. It was how I got jacked up for another morning hauling around obscenely heavy equipment, stayed awake on long drives to the river and fuelled all-nighters around the...

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How I failed to reach my 2017 goals and lessons learned

How I failed to reach my 2017 goals and lessons learned

I struggle writing goals for the year. Don’t get me wrong - I’m all over project goals and making my Flight Plan for the week. But sitting down to write goals for the year makes my palms sweat and always feels like a blind dart toss. And the only thing worse than...

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