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APeelingLeadershipRoutines GoalsDigital MagazineOctober 2020

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Publisher: MarketAPeel Editor: Shanon PeelDesign: Shannon PeelAPeeling Magazine is published by MarketAPeel939 Homer Street Unit 411 Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6 778-839-0521Copyright 2020 MarketAPeel. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced into any information retrieval systems without the written permission of MarketAPeel. The publishers are not responsible in whole or part for any errors or omissions in this publication. All opinions and views are those of the writers and not of the publisher.ISSN: TBDPhoto by EyeAPeelMarketAPeelWhen we are still, life’s treasures ow to usPhoto by Marcy Peel

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Shannon’sThoughtsAs the Stark’s keep telling us, “Winter is Coming” and this winter willbe like no other before it. As the second wave of theCoronavirus is beginning to rise up,governments in the Northern Hemi-sphere are evaluating which restric-tions to put into place to keep thenumber of cases manageable fortheir healthcare systems. Many of those who found respitefrom their homes in backyards, parks,and nature trails will be spendingmore time behind closed doors. Due to a lack of socializing, wehave gotten out of the habit of callingpeople to make plans for coffee, din-ner, or going out for a fun evening.These next few months will be hardfor a lot of our loved ones as travel-ling for holidays and family dinnerswill be put on hold. Takeafewmomentstogureout how you can bring family andfriends together on a regular basisthrough one of the many communica-tion systems we have at our disposal.It isn’t the same as being in the sameroom as each other and we still willfeel we are missing the connection ofhumanity in our lives. Reaching out matters. Suicide inyoung people is up and seniors whofelt isolated before the pandemic aremore isolated than ever before. The thing about isolation anddepression is, once it gets a hold ofit makes it hard for those battlingloneliness to reach out. I know itsounds odd. I mean if you’re lonelypick up the phone and call someone -easyx! For those who suffer from de-pression and isolation it isn’t easy topick up the phone. They get lost intheir own thoughts and misery. Theyknow people don’t want to hear abouttheir misery and for most, they don’tknow why they are miserable. Theydon’t want to talk to people, but theyneed to.Make connection a partof your daily routine.The Apple Peels arelink buttons.

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First Section Each page is the start of an article so you can see if you want to read more of it. At the bottom of each page is a peel to click to go to the full article. Second SectionThis section is two pages listing the contributors and the clients of MarketAPeel who are featured in this issue. Click on the images to go to the appropriate pages.Third SectionThis is where the articles start and you can experience the magazine one page at a time.Click the Peel to go to section oneClick the Peel to go to section TwoClick the Peel to go to section ThreeHow to Navigate APeeling Click the Peel to go to The new Mobile Version if you are using a phone

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Bobby’s or Peelers are members of the Metropolitan Police force, which was formed on September 29, 1829, by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel who became Prime Min-ister of Britain twice in his life-time. His father was Sir Robert Peel 1st Baronet and one of the 10 richest men in the UK in 1799, thanks to the 23 cot-ton mills he owned around the country. When Alice was born, the 3rd Baronet of Peel was a Member of Parliment, though less impressive than his prede-cessors. When I was a teenager, an aunt told me our family was decended from a member of Sir Robert Peel’s family. Curi-osity sprouted while watching the Frankenstein Chronicles, about a Thames River Cop set Searching for ThomasClick the Peel to continue readingby Shannon Peel

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 You think your boss is a jerkand then you and your family runinto him at the local coffee shopand you are surprised to discov-er he is funny, interesting, andthoughtful. You don’t understand whyyour wife keeps saying she’s fatwhen she really isn’t. Your bestfriend is forever boasting and be-ing confrontational with you, sayingthings you know they don’t mean.You get passed over for a promo-tion and the guy who got it doesn’thave the experience or skills youdo, but he is well liked by every-one. Life seems to be a popular-ity contest and you have no cluewhy you are left out of the running.What is going on? We all have blind spots, which Cognitive Biases & Blind SpotsClick the Peel to continue readingby Likky Lavji

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The pace of change, the un-certainty of outcome, the complex-ity of decision making and the am-biguity of facts are making it harder for leaders to make an impact. One of the best ways to face these interesting times with con-dence is to take on a growth mind-set. What is a growth mindset? Let me illustrate with a story. About 12 years ago, my fami-ly and I went on vacation to a lake. One beautiful morning, the lake was placid. Completely still and calm. You could see the reection of the sky and trees perfectly in the water. My 4-year old picked up a pebble and threw it in the water and he was immediately in awe. That rock that he threw in made ripples that seemed to go on A Growth MindsetClick the Peel to continue readingby Shakeel Bharmal

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Own ItClick the Peel to continue readingby Anthony Gruppo Owning it is a mindset that says, if something goes wrong and others are at a disadvantage, you own the outcome of your work. It means that when you invest time and resources on something that fails, you suffer a setback because you care about the outcome. When you don’t own something, if it fails it doesn’t impact you because if it doesn’t work, so what, it didn’t hurt you, you don’t feel any loss. Own-ing it means when you do some-thing wrong, it can hurt others and hurts you too. When you own it, you have a can-do attitude, are discipline fo-cused, have a hard driving attack model, because problems give you courage, condence, and the abil-ity to take greater risks. You’ll try harder to do your best because you

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There are three types of goals. Aspirational. Attainable. Achiev-able. When we set goals at BuildImpossible, we follow a basic for-mat with the purpose of achievingthe impossible. The two main goalsetting methodologies are, the bigscary audacious goal and a goalhas to be believable to be achiev-able. What we discovered from apragmatic and practical standpointis a goal needs to be both of thosethings. The goal setting processisn’t a matter of setting a goal, it isa matter of setting a process. Our process is broken intothree parts, 5-year, 1-year, and 90-day goals. From there we createRIPS, which are like KPIs to measureGoals are ProcessesClick the Peel to continue readingby Cameron Chell

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In this article I bring together the morning routines shared with me on LinkedIn. Is a routine import-ant? Discover the answer for your-self. How I start my day tends to be how I spend the whole day, as transitioning from one activity to another is hard for me. I tend to hy-per-focus on what I am doing and keep doing it until it’s done, or I fall asleep. How we start our day affects our mindset and mood throughout the day it is important to have the right routine, which I do not. Every Morning I:• Look at my phone• Turn on an audio book• Engage on LinkedInMorning RoutineClick the Peel to continue readingBy Shannon Peel & Friends

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I pull into the driveway and park the van. My head is throbbing with the beginnings of a headache. I lean back on the seat’s headrest and close my eyes. Just for a min-ute. Only a minute. Bang “Moooom!” My eyes shoot open. An elec-tric shock jolts me and my heart pounds in my chest. I feel a wave of blood moving through my body. I’m getting light headed and dizzy. What the…? I turn and my son’s face is looking at me through the driver’s side window. I put my hand to my chest, breath deep and push the button to open the window. Nothing happens. Right. I turn the key in the ignition and put the win-dow down. “Aiden. You scared me. Date NightClick the Peel to continue readingBy Shannon Peel

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This Month’s ContributorsBecome an APeeling Member • Discounts on products, • Access to Content Libraries• Personal Branding Workshops and • promotion in the APeeling Magazine• Learn how to tell your storyClick the Peel to Learn more - Shannon Peel Shakeel BharmalAnthony GruppoCameron ChellClick Photos to go to Articles

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MarketAPeel ClientsAnthony GruppoChop and ChiselBlends & BowlsEat Real Meals All Your Meals AYM KitchensSago ResourcesSeabreezeShakeel BharmalInca OneSagoSeabreezeLandscaping& Cleaning

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 The cries of tiny Alice BoydwererstheardbyherparentsJohnand Eliza on May 9th, 1880. Con-stableJohnBoydheldhisnewborndaughter never knowing 93 yearslater to the day, her existence couldlead to connecting his direct line tothe family of one of the richest andmost powerful men in Britain at thetime and the man who made his‘Bobby’ career possible. Bobby’s or Peelers are mem-bers of the Metropolitan Policeforce, which was formed on Sep-tember 29, 1829, by Home Secre-tary Sir Robert Peel who becamePrime Minister of Britain twice in hislifetime. His father was Sir RobertPeel 1st Baronet and one of the10 richest men in the UK in 1799,thanks to the 23 cotton mills heowned around the country. WhenAlice was born, the 3rd Baronet ofPeel was a Member of Parliment,though less impressive than hispredecessors. When I was a teenager, anaunt told me our family was de-cended from a member of Sir Rob-ert Peel’s family. Recently, CuriositysproutedwhilewatchingaNetixseriesstarring Sean Bean, called,TheFrankenstein Chronicles, about aThames River Cop set in 1928/9when the Metropolitan police forcewas a new idea being passed intoexistence by Home Secretary, SirRobert Peel. The predecessors of Scot-land Yard, The Thames River Po-lice, were kind of like a private payfor cop organization put in place tostop thievery along the Thames riv-er. The series character, Sir Robertis the Sir Robert Peel who createdthe ‘Bobbies’ and became PrimeMinister of the world’s most powerfulcountry in the 1800s. As I watched the show, I won-dered if my aunt had been correctSearching For Thomas Shannon Peel

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and if so, which brother or cousinwere we descended from?   With today’s technolo-gy connecting my computer withthe archives, libraries, family trees,and nothing but time on my handsduring social distancing, I set outto discover if there truly is a familyconnection to the man character-ized in the series.Found:John Boyd Ancestry.com enables you toplug your branch into a family treealready built by someone else. In acouple of days, I had 500 years ofnames all coming together to createlittle ol’ me. IdiscoveredJohnandElizaBoyd who were one of the few citydwellers in my tree. He was a ‘Bob-by’ in London and she was a Buck-ingham Palace cook. For those born mid 19th cen-tury to the start of the 20th centurythereislotstondandIlearnedthings which changed my idea ofwhat was socially acceptable at thattime. What I learned about the peo-ple who came before me:1. I share a birthday with mygreat-grandmother Alice Boyd2. My brother shares a birthday withour great-great-great grandmotherJaneAnnPeel3.JohnBoydwas‘Bobby’#139indistrict T - Hammersmith4.JohnBoyd’smomwas31andhisdad was 23 when he was born.5.Elizawas8yrsolderthanJohnand they married the year after herfatherdiedwhenJohnwas21John Boyd Late 1800s

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Sites like Ancestry.com give usdates and places but they don’t giveus the stories.Ever wonder why your grandpar-ents moved to a different countryor how they met? Are you curiousabout what life was like when yourmother was a teenager?Some people want to know abouttheir family stories, their roots, orhow they are similar to a memberfrom a previous generation. Thesad thing is many of those whocame before us took their stories totheir graves. The family storytellersshare their stories, but it takes lessthan a generation for those storiesto be lost or changed due to embel-lishments and poor memories.
To help you get started with put-ting your story down on paper, I’vecreated a 7 day challenge.Start preserving your story foryour great-grandchildren today.Take the one weekwrite your storychallengePreserve Your Story

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StoriesEve Haas is the daughter of a German Jewish fami-ly who took refuge in London after Hitler. Her father reveals the family secret - that her great-great grand-mother Emilie was married to a Prussian prince. He then showed her the treasured leather-bound note-book inscribed to Emilie by the prince.The Secrets of the Notebook tells how she follows the clues,from the London archives to West Germany and under threat of being arrested as a spy, to an archive in East Germany. What she unearths is a love story set against the upheaval of the Napoleonic wars When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happens to pluck a library book from the shelf, she has no idea that her life will be irrevocably altered. Recog-nizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chill-ingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List - a man known and reviled the world over.Although raised in an orphanage and eventually ad-opted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither re-vealed that Teege’s grandfather was the Nazi “butcher of Plaszów”, executed for crimes against humanity in 1946. The more Teege reads about Amon Goeth, the more certain she becomes: If her grandfather met her - a black woman - he would have killed her.The Secrets of the NotebookMy Grandfather would have shot me

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 You think your boss is a jerkand then you and your family runinto him at the local coffee shop andyou are surprised to discover he isfunny, interesting, and thoughtful.You don’t understand why your wifekeeps saying she’s fat when she re-ally isn’t. Your best friend is foreverboasting and being confrontationalwith you, saying things you knowthey don’t mean. You get passedover for a promotion and the guywho got it doesn’t have the experi-ence or skills you do, but he is wellliked by everyone. Life seems to be a popularitycontest and you have no clue whyyou are left out of the running. Whatis going on? We all have blind spots, whichcause us to behave in ways othersinterpret differently than we intend-ed and in response they behave inways they do not intend. We do notrealize how our behaviour is com-ing across because it is in our blindspot. There are a number of dif-ferent cognitive biases which cancause us to misinterpret the behavioursof others. A cognitive bias isan error in decision making due topersonal beliefs, experiences, andassumptions. These biases are theroot cause of our blind spots. Conrmation Bias is the ten-dency to gravitate to facts whichconrmyouralready-heldbeliefs.Keynote Speaker | Facilitator | ConsultantAPeeling ColumnistCognitive Biases and Blind Spots

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You seek out news and stats toback up your argument. You talk topeople who have the same opinionsas you and avoid conversationswith those who disagree with you.You will dismiss those who don’tagree with you as liars, fake, andoutright wrong in order to hold on toyourpointofview.Byndingpeoplewhotendtoconrmyourbeliefs,you are able to be right no matterwhat your argument is. Overcondence Bias is amore personalized extension oftheconrmationbias,whereyouhave a false sense of your skills,talents, and abilities. Those who areovercondentwillbelievetheycando something they’ve never donebefore and if they succeed it’s be-cause of their innate skill and if theyfail, it was bad luck and the fault ofothers stopping them from doingwhat they needed to do to succeed. The Actor Observer Bias is where you are able to excuse yourshort comings, mistakes, and loss-es due to situations in your life. Youwere late to the meeting becauseyou had jetlag and couldn’t wakeup in time, not your fault. However,if someone else was to do the ex-act same thing for the exact samereason you blame it on their inabilityto be responsible. In other words,excuses for failure only apply to youwhere others were incapable, in-competent, and irresponsible.

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 The False-Consensus Effectis when someone overestimateshow many people agree with them.They see themselves as part of amajority regardless if the facts showthey are in the minority. They as-sume everyone in the room agreeswith them. Incentive-Caused Bias isacting a certain way because theincentives are aligned to get you tomake a certain decision or action. Framing is when you make adecision because of how informa-tion is presented to you instead ofrelying only on the facts. It is a reg-ular tool of the sales professionalto create a framing bias to help youmake the decision they want you to. The Optimism Bias is whenwe tend to be too optimistic for ourown good. We overestimate thelikelihood that good things will hap-pen to us while underestimating theprobability that negative events willimpact our lives. The opposite ofthis is Pessimism Bias. The Narrative Fallacy occursbecause stories help make senseof things and we can relate to them.We tell ourselves a story to helps usfeel better.Click hereFind a mastermind group

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 Anchoring Bias is when weuse pre-existing data as a referencepoint for all subsequent data andit skews our decision-making pro-cesses because we can’t see thenew data independently of what wealready learned. Hindsight Bias is when some-one predicts something which turnsout wrong and they change theirstory to, “I knew it all along, I wasjust kidding before.” It is a commoncognitive bias that involved thetendency of people to see events,even random ones, as more pre-dictable than they are. The hind-sight bias occurs for a combinationof reasons, including our ability to“misremember” previous predic-tions, our tendency to view eventsas inevitable, and our tendency tobelieve we could have foreseencertain events. Our memories of events tendtobeinuencedbywhathappenedafter the actual event. This is knownas, the Misinformation Effect. A person who witnesses a car ac-cident or crime might believe thattheir recollection is crystal clear, butresearchers have found that mem-ory is surprisingly susceptible toWhat is Your BS?discover Your Blind Spot TypeClick here

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evenverysubtleinuences. Emotions can cloud our judg-ment and lead to poor decisions.The Pain-Avoiding PsychologicalDenial is the tendency to wish for something to be true to the point wecannot see the actual truth. Loss Aversion is the tendency for people to not take risks because they aretoo scared they will lose what theyhave or won’t succeed so why try. Representative Bias happenswhen people believe there is a cor-relation between objects, people,events because they have similarcharacteristics. The Halo Effect Bias or Physical Attractiveness Stereo-type is the idea that if something is beautiful it is good or right. When making decisions aboutothers, think about these cognitivebiases and how they are affectingyour behaviours due to blind spotsin your life.Likky Lavji is the Blind Spot Navigator,helping organizations, teams, and indi-viduals discover the blind spotsin their livesFun Poll

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Submit Your Storyto APeelingHow APeeling WorksBenets to YouHow to SubmitMore Information1.  Anyone can submit one story free2.  Clients of MarketAPeel are in all issues3.  APeeling members can submit to 4 issuesPublished in a quality productExposure to APeeling readersPromotion on social mediaBacklinks to your websitesSend a 500 - 1500 word edited storyto advertising@marketapeel.agency.

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Things to doThis Winter•  Learn a new craft & make Christmas gifts for everyone•  Paint a picture or create a sculpture•  Create videos using your photos•  Discover a virtual dance class•  Research your roots•  Start a journal•  Write your story

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 The pace of change, the un-certainty of outcome, the complexityof decision making and the ambigu-ity of facts are making it harder forleaders to make an impact. One of the best ways to facetheseinterestingtimeswithcon-dence is to take on a growth mind-set. What is a growth mindset? Letme illustrate with a story. About 12 years ago, my fami-ly and I went on vacation to a lake.One beautiful morning, the lake wasplacid. Completely still and calm.Youcouldseethereectionofthesky and trees perfectly in the water. My 4-year old picked up a peb-ble and threw it in the water and hewas immediately in awe. That rockthat he threw in made ripples thatseemed to go on forever. My 2 boysand I must have spent 2 hours atthe lake that day throwing pebblesand trying to make bigger and big-Enabling Impact in UncertaintyAPeeling ColumnistShakeel BharmalA Growth Mindset

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ger ripples. It was a glorious day. Amemorable day. Two years later, our family wasdriving to the Oregon Coast for va-cation. We had booked a place onCannon Beach. The whole drive up,my sons couldn’t stop talking aboutthrowing stones into the water. Theyremembered that wonderful day wehad had together and could not waitto recreate it. So, the next morn-ing, we headed to the beach. It wasa beautiful day but the water wasvolatile. There was a wind and thewaves were crashing. My boys had been collectingrocks for days. But what happenswhen you throw rocks into roughwaters? That is right, nothing. Myyounger son looked at me for direc-tion. I didn’t know what to say whileI tried to think of a back-up plan sothat the day could be salvaged. Then he looked at me again,with a glimmer in his eye. Some-thing had clearly changed in hisbrain. I wasn’t sure what he wasthinking, but I recognized by his fa-cial expression that he was lookingto me for permission for something.With a slight nod, I gave it to him.With that cue, he ripped off his shirt,backed up about 10 feet and raninto the crashing waves. Of coursehe was knocked down right away,but that didn’t stop him. He did itagain and again and, within 20 min-utes,hehadguredouthowtoridethe waves. He was demonstrating agrowth mindset. He had created aplan, based on his past experience,and was ready to execute. He wasgoing to throw his stones and cre-

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ate ripples. He was going to makehis impact. But there is a differencebetween the ocean and a lake.The weather also created differentconditions in the water. He couldhave given up and decided insteadtobuildsandcastlesoryakite.Those would have been good op-tions. Instead, he re-assessed andfound another way to make an im-pact in the water. In the process, helearned a new skill, riding waves,which he continues to enjoy to thisday. So what to do to live a growthmindset every day? Here are twoideas for you. First, recognize that taking axedorgrowthmindsetisachoice,not a foregone conclusion. It re-quires a conscious effort for most ofus.You can choose to: Take on more challenginggoalsanddifcultproblems.1) Be conscious about embracingconstructive criticism, no matterhowdifcultitmightbe.2) Ask for help, when faced with anobstacle, instead of giving up.3) Find inspiration in a colleague’ssuccess. Try and learn what theydid right.4) Learn from failure instead of be-ing embarrassed by it. If it all sounds uncomfortable,you are right. It is. You will need tocultivateyourabilitytoreectonyour own performance in real-time,if possible.Listen

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Real TimeReection When I was a kid, the BobbyOrr hockey card was coveted. Hewas a legend. What you may notknow is that he was a master of re-al-timereection. Bobby Orr was said to havean incredible ability to be able to bein the game, on the ice, in the mid-dle of the action, while at the sametime being able to jump in and outof the stands. This ability meant hecould monitor his performance andchange his behaviour in real-timeas things shifted. Believe it or not, this ability isavailable to all of us. When we aredelivering a presentation, and wenotice the audience disengaging, orchecking their phones, we have theabilitytoreectonwhatwearede-livering and change our approach. When my son jumped intothe crashing waves, over and overagain, he kept changing his speed,his stance, his angle in an effort toget the perfect ride. He was con-stantlyreectingandadjusting. When we are in the middle ofa conversation, perhaps receivingcriticism, we know when we aregetting uncomfortable. We mighteven say a few defensive words.When we hear ourselves say thoseListen

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Shakeel Bharmal enables Leaders andTeams to Make Impact in Uncertainty |Speaker & Coach | Owner - Third BoxThinking LinkedIn Groupwords, we have the ability to pauseand reset our approach in the con-versation. It’s also important to estab-lish even a short, daily practiceofreection.Ideally,attheendofthe business day and ideally in theform of handwritten notes, becausehandwriting helps the brain pro-cess. The types of questions to askyourself are:1. What did I learn today?2. What would I do differently if Ihad the chance?3. What was I doing when I felt themost energized? Why did thatenergize me?4. What was I doing when I feltdrained? Why did that drain me?Thissimpleactofdailyreectionis part of being fully aware of whoyou are and what you have to learnfrom the people and experiencesyou come across in your day.Feed Back

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Owning it is a mindset that says, if something goes wrong and others are at a disadvantage, you own the outcome of your work. It means that when you invest time and resources on something that fails, you suffer a setback because you care about the outcome. When you don’t own something, if it fails it doesn’t impact you because if it doesn’t work, so what, it didn’t hurt you, you don’t feel any loss. Own-ing it means when you do some-thing wrong, it can hurt others and hurts you too. When you own it, you have a can-do attitude, are discipline fo-cused, have a hard driving attack model, because problems give you courage,condence,andtheabilityto take greater risks. You’ll try hard-er to do your best because you own the outcome. You don’t have to start off with tough tasks, start with things you can handle and work your way up as your skills develop. I’ve been sent into tough situa-tions and if I didn’t own it, or believe in it, or make it my own, I wasn’t going to be successful. I’ve walked into rooms where everyone looking at me was struggling with perfor-mance results and they looked to me, hoping I’d be able to turn things around for them. That is a great weight. You can see it in their eyes when you meet them. Some peo-ple doubt you because others have come before you and failed, they don’t want to change, or they don’t believe it’s possible to turn things around. However, no matter where I went, what type of situation I walked into, there were always a few peo-ple who wanted to work with me to improve the situation and get better results. One time, I was faced with a situation in Texas where it was Own ItBy Anthony C Gruppo

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so bad, I felt like I was in over my head. When I got there, I tru-ly doubted that I had the skill to do what was asked of me and I thought, “oh well, I can always go backtondsomethingelseifthingsdon’t work out.” That’s when I re-alizedmythinkingwasawedbe-cause I’d already started to build my exit plan for when things failed. So, instead of building an escape pod, I decided to fearlessly go for-ward, own the task set before me, and play each day as though it was my last to drive the team towards the goal line. That was the one time when owning it made the biggest difference because I realized there was no going back - it was get it done or nothing. When you play a highrisk game without a net, that’s owning it. If you want to own it, don’t think about your job title, don’t think about your role, don’t think about your lack of authority to make something happen, owning it means doing the very best you can do to get the job done. Have you ever tried to get help from someone only to be told, “That’s not my job” or “I don’t have the authority to help you.” Don’t be that person. Discover theproblem,ndoutwhocanhelpyou solve it, and see that it gets done. This could mean communi-

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cating the desired outcome with different departments, a supervisor, orthepersonbesideyoutondoutwhat can be done, who can do it, and then following up to ensure it was done. When I worked in construc-tion, I decided I was going to shovel more dirt, I was going to push the wheelbarrows faster, I was going to climb scaffolds before somebody else did, and I decided I was going to learn how to operate a backhoe. I owned whatever job I could, even if owning it was the end of a pic, a shovel, a rake. I wasn’t going to let the heat, the cold, or anything stop me. I owned the ground I was standing on, the hole I was punch-ing into the earth, and the next chal-lenge I was going to take on. I never changed that mindset. I always deliver the best I can, seek outwaystohelpothers,andndchallenges that will help me grow my skills, my reputation, and my sphereofinuence.Ibelievetheminute you tell yourself that you will not deliver your best every day, you start to open yourself up to disap-pointment and failure. If you do the best you can, then your chances of being suc-cessful are higher than if you think you don’t own it because it’s some-body else’s problem, that my super-visor didn’t do it right, I didn’t have the right geographical location, or I was put in a place that was harder than somewhere else. I have been

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in places that were harder than any-where else. I have worked in Erie, Pennsylvania. Erie Pennsylvania was a very depressed little town and and peo-ple asked me with disbelief and scorn in their voice, “you’re going to Erie, Pennsylvania? Why? It’s cold. It’s grey. It’s depressing. All the businesses are going downhill there.” Guess what? I found a charm-ing place full of great people who supported me. Erie is a tremen-dous community, my best friends are from Erie, Pennsylvania. I went there to help them turn the business around, with the mindset that it was my ground, my shovel, my hole, and I have to tell you that we were wildly successful in Erie, Pennsyl-vania. When I was in New York, and people were saying, “Oh, well, you’re in New York City, you have every resource you can possibly have.” Yes that’s true, but it’s also a streetghteveryday,It’scompet-itive and the best of the best play here. No matter where I am, I will tell you that owning it is a mind set, whether I’m in Erie Pennsylvania or New York City, or London England, it’s the same mindset.Anthony C Gruppo is the CEO of Marsh Commercial in the UK, a speaker, author, and a mentor. This has been an excerpt of his book the Pushers of the Possible.APeeling in Your InBoxSubscribe today Subscribe send

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 How I start my day tends to behow I spend the whole day, as tran-sitioning from one activity to anotheris hard for me. I tend to hyper-focuson what I am doing and keep doingit until it’s done, or I fall asleep. Dueto the nature of my work, I usuallyfall asleep before I’m done. Then Iwake up and start again.Every Morning I:•  Look at my phone•  Turn on an audio book•  Roll outta bed•  Make coffee•  Start working•  Make more coffee•  Keep working•  Go to bed•  Check my phone•  Turn on an audio book Whether or not you purpose-fully created a morning routine, youhave a routine. Routines are hab-its. The things we automatically dowithout thinking every day. Thosewho purposefully have a routinethat encompasses physical andmental well-being along with pro-ductivity will get more done in a day. According to the Blurt Team atthe Blurt Foundation, which seeksto increase the understanding ofdepression, “Developing a dailyroutine can help us to feel more incontrol of everything, and help us tomake room for all that’s important.Routine can aid our mental health.It can help us to cope with change,to form healthy habits, and to re-duce our stress levels.” Assomeonewhondssched-ules and lists to be constricting anddifculttomaintain,theideaofcre-ating a routine sounds boring. InMorningRoutinesBy Shannon Peel

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I pull into the driveway and park the van. My head is throbbing with the beginnings of a headache. I lean back on the seat’s headrest and close my eyes. Just for a min-ute. Only a minute. Bang “Moooom!” My eyes shoot open. An elec-tric shock jolts me and my heart pounds in my chest. I feel a wave of blood moving through my body. I’m getting light headed and dizzy. What the…? I turn and my son’s face is looking at me through the driver’s side window. I put my hand to my chest, breath deep and push the button to open the window. Nothing happens. Right. I turn the key in the ignition and put the win-dow down. “Aiden. You scared me. What?” “Aren’t you coming in? You’ve been out here for almost an hour.”An hour? I look at the time on the dash. It’s been almost an hour since I parked. The groceries! I panic. Meat, frozen pizzas, milk, cheese. I ick the switch unlocking all the locks on the van and the back door rises up. “Grab some groceries and take them into the house. Where are your sisters?” “Awwwwe do I have to?” “Yes. Your sisters?” “I don’t know. Inside.” I grab a few bags and yell for my three daughters to unload the van and put the groceries away be-cause I’m running late. They whine while doing it. I don’t care. “If you hadn’t fallen asleep…” Aiden starts and I just glare at him, daring him to continue. The boy’s not dumb, I’ll give him that. I have to get ready Gus will be home soon.I run upstairs to jump in the shower, shave, wash my hair, the whole nine yards. I have less than an hour to look gorgeous. Not an easy feat at forty. After twenty-two years, four kids and an extra hundred lbs I am not the slim beautiful eighteen-year-old girl my husband married. I know Gus still loves me. He says my curves and stretch marks make me that much more real and attractive to him. More cushin for the pushin he teases me and I try to believe him, I do. My husband doesn’t have an Date NightBy Shannon PeelThe Novel #ThatsLife was written as a serial series. Each Issue of APeeling will include a chapter for you to enjoy.

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ounce of fat on him, thanks to good genes and a physical labour job as a contractor. He even still has most of his hair. I see the women linger-ing around him, irting with their eyes, trying to get my husband’s attention. He claims never to notice because he only has eyes for me. Ha. I just bet he didn’t notice when Melissa Rempkin walked right into him at church and then looked up with puppy dog eyes. “Ooops sorry Gus. You sure are a solid one aren’t you?” I could have ripped her eyes out and I would have too if the pas-tor hadn’t walked by at that very moment. I mean, I can’t have him thinking I’m a jealous, violent, irra-tional woman, now can I? I get out of the shower, look at my naked body in the mirror and cringe. I’m plump. Round. No, not rounded, round. My waist is larg-er than my hips and my hips are round. Remember in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory mov-ie, when the girl eats the gum and becomes a big fat round blue berry and needs to be rolled out by the umpa loompas. No, not the John-ny Depp one, the original one, the one made before, before I was born. The one with, what was his name? It’s been so long since I saw it. Gene Something… Simmons? Hackman? Oh I don’t know. “Mooooom.” My son’s voice coming through the door. “Whaaat?” “You forgot the nacho cheese dip. How are we supposed to have a movie night without the nacho cheese dip?” “I don’t know. You have to make do. Now leave me alone or give me your game system.” I start getting dressed. Noth-

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ing ts the way I want and I hate how I look. After trying on four dresses and a pantsuit I settle on a black sac of a dress. It might as well be a tent. My hair at least is cooperating. I wished I’d had time to go to the hairdressers this after-noon and get it done up really nice, but with driving the kids around, the groceries, getting the house cleaned up, laundry… the list is endless. There, that should do it.I dig in the bathroom closet for my makeup box. I hardly ever wear any, there is little to no point. I rare-ly go out and when I do, no one cares what I look like. Lack of daily practice is making a mess of things and I feel like a clown. Too much eye shadow and the lipstick is too bright. “Mom. Aiden is being a lit-tle shit. You have to get him under control.” “Language Alexis, watch your language.” I turn to see my eldest daugh-ter looking gorgeous and dressed to the nines in a blue patterned skirt with a matching blouse and her hair cascading over her shoul-ders. She’s nineteen and looks a lot like I did when I married Gus. I look at my slim daughter with her in-dented waist and perky breasts and sigh. Just wait I think, twenty years and you’ll look like me. “And where do you think your going tonight?” I ask. “Out with Cameron.” “Which one is Cameron?” “The blonde with the pickup truck. You know, he goes to the University, he’s studying to be a lawyer one day.” “Oh right him. What hap-pened to the one who’s going to be an electrician or something? I like him.” “Dan? I’m seeing him tomor-

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Five Women Navigating Life in the 21st Century.row, and before you ask, I went out with Richard last night.” “How do you keep them all straight? I can’t even imagine dat-ing more than one man. You’re not sleeping with them all are you? Don’t forget you can catch diseas-es and worse they’ll think you’re a whore and no man has ever fall-en in love with a whore. You really should just pick one or else people will think you’re a slut or some-thing.” She has heard me say these things a hundred times already and I can see from the glaze over her eyes that she isn’t listening. Why do I bother? I just want her to be happy. Not like her Aunt Charlene or worse Charlene’s new friend, Lindsay. I wouldn’t worry so much if she’d just nd a nice boy who is like Gus and will take care of her, pro-tect her. It’s a dangerous world for girls. It just is. “Mom. Enough. Aiden. That little spoiled shit you call a favourite -.” “I do not.” She rolls her eyes. I hate it when she rolls her eyes. “Everyone knows he’s your precious little boy and that he’s an entitled pain in the ass who at this very moment is trying to make na-cho cheese sauce in your kitchen with your favourite pot. Thought you might want to know.” With that, she turns on her heel and walks out the door.Trying to make nacho cheese sauce? Oh no, what does that mean? I hurry downstairs and there is my son with cheese all over the counter and a pot of burning cheese on the stove. “Oh Aiden.” “I wanted nacho cheese sauce. Gerry likes nacho cheese sauce and I told him there would be some.” I grab the pot off the red-hot stove element. Right then, the smoke detector goes off and Gus walks into the kitchen. “Ready to go on our date?”

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