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The POCKET GUIDE

Insights for direction

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Learn from life

Life's journey is much more random than we are led to believe.

Every now and then, our lives will be hit by a substantial obstacle that disrupts everything in an instant.

All of a sudden, our world turns upside down and we're forced to face a brand-new reality.


It’s in these moments that we must turn to a Plan B - a contingency plan to use in times of crisis.

Simply Plan B is to limit the damage, the downside, the losses. Once you have an overview of these, then you need to pivot, look at your options, shift your action and keep on going. 

Good things don't come easy

If you want to have a good life with a successful career, emotional satisfaction, and trustworthy friends you have to work hard. Luck can take you only so far and the rest is entirely up to you, the amount of effort you put in every day, and the ability to learn from your mistakes.


Don’t think for a moment that someone else is going to fight your battles with the same vigor and devotion as you would.

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Small Steps

The journey of a long distance kayak journey or other life journeys will always begin with the small decision of taking a chance. 


In dreams, in relationships, and in life, it all begins with a small step grounded in a desire to move beyond, be better and do better.

 
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Find your compass

A compass helps steer our course, but it also gives us direction when we have lost our way. Paddling along the east coast of Nova Scotia, the fog banks roll in quick, without warning. Without my compass I get disoriented within minutes. What is your compass for life? What can you depend on when the fog banks of life roll in unexpectedly, without warning. 


A life compass can help keep you focused and aligned with what is important. It can help you recognise when you have drifted away from your purpose and what brings joy.