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Canadians Need To Relax, But Watch Out For Leisure Sickness

IT MAY NOT BE KAROSHI, BUT MANY HAVE EXPERIENCED LEISURE ILLNESS August 15th is Relaxation Day and Canadians are encouraged to remember to slow down, breathe and make healthy lifestyle choices. Little Britain, ON – We finally have a day off.  One that we have been looking forward to.  Only to be struck down with some kind of bug which makes us feel rotten. For some, taking a vacation doesn’t lead to sleeping in, relaxation or family fun.  It may mean headaches, migraines, fatigue, muscular pains, nausea and viral infections that caused flu-like symptoms and colds. These symptoms can be a sign of leisure illness and they are often linked to stress caused by work overload and pushing ourselves too hard before taking time off.

This illness was often considered to be psychosomatic, because most people in the midst of it were not suffering from any viral or bacterial infection and it tended to be experienced by people who were overworked, expressed a lot of stress around working, or who rarely took time off from work. However, it may be that these people pushed themselves to the point where they compromised their body systems and when they finally took time off, their bodies ‘gave in’ and responded with aches, pains and illness reactions.”Our bodies respond to the stressors that we face.  Sometime these reactions are not immediate as in the case of being in a car accident and our heart racing.  Sometimes these reactions build over time and eventually they can wear us down.  Sometimes it is not until we stop the ‘rollercoaster ride’ that our body responds and we experience these flu or cold like symptoms,” says Beverly Beuermann-King, a Canadian work-life balance expert. Continue reading

Highlights from our 2015 Members Meeting – Video Highlights

Highlights from our action packed January 2015 members’ meeting.

Congratulations to everyone! We raised over $11,000 for our friends at the Peterborough YWCA Cross Roads Shelter!  What a great feeling!

We’re thrilled to have had such amazing young ladies from the Trent Business Student Association join us at our members’ meeting in January. We recommend that you get to know these ladies!
Finally, what a speaker, Nina Spencer. She was outstanding!

Thank you everyone for a great start to 2015!

Richard Robbins – Deliver the Unexpected

Presenting September 3 2014  Richard Robbins
Deliver the Unexpected: And 6 Other New Truths for Business Success

From his small town roots as an award-winning real estate sales professional at the age of 24, to world-renowned speaker, author and elite business coach, Richard Robbins is Co-founder and CEO of Richard Robbins International Inc., a leading sales and business coaching organization that has transformed the businesses and lives of thousands of real estate sales professionals and leaders at all levels, worldwide.

Richard is author of the ground-breaking new business book, Deliver the Unexpected: And 6 Other New Truths for Business Success that exposes the pitfalls in many conventional approaches to success and replaces them with a new set of rules for reaching personal and business success. Richard is also the strategic force behind all research and development of his organization’s highly impactful and world renowned programs such as: Ignite
Training Retreats, Business Advance Coaching, Masters Edge Training and The Vault.

On a more personal note, Richard believes life is to be experienced at every opportunity. From flying a fighter jet through the mountains of South Africa, skiing at the peaks of Whistler, to racing NASCAR and coming face to face with sharks some 80 feet below sea level in an open water shark dive – Richard seizes each and every opportunity to live life to the fullest.

Richard and his wife, Sue,Co-founder and Managing Partner at Richard Robbins International, reside in Markham, Ontario, with their two kids, Jaimie and Tanner. The Robbins’ are avid readers, fitness enthusiasts and personal development junkies who truly believe there’s no place like home.

Richard is a sought-after expert in the field of sales performance, business and leadership, and is best described by his audiences as the epitome of a true integrity-powered leader. He has been performing ground-breaking seminars and keynotes for nearly two decades, in over half a dozen countries, on four continents and at countless international conventions for audiences exceeding 10,000 people. His captivating presence and engaging style allow him to communicate profound messages in ways that make even the most complex topics understandable, memorable and immediately usable.

Book your seat here to see Richard fast, we’re sure to sell out!