Author: Neil Thrussell

The SOLUTION every Stuck Professional needs

OMG!! That Was Fun!

On Oct 27th and 28th, starting at 9:30 am each morning and going to 11:00 pm at night on both days, I (Neil) interviewed 45 individual people about what they thought success was. The interviewees were people from various walks of life: a Calgary university student, a martial arts teacher, a dance instructor, authors, numerous…
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21 November 2022 0
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Do You Remember Your Dreams?

I don’t know about you, but I (Neil) am a frequent lucid dreamer. Lucid Dreaming according to WikipediaA lucid dream is a type of dream in which the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming while dreaming. During a lucid dream, the dreamer may gain some amount of control over the dream characters, narrative, or environment; however, this is…
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17 October 2022 0

Your Inner Voice

When I was younger – much, much younger – I had this thought that my inner voice would age and mature over time, in the same way that I would age. I even foolishly thought my inner voice would begin to sound like Jeremy Irons or Sam Elliot, and maybe, just maybe James Earl Jones!…
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27 September 2022 0
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Standing at a Crossroads

I am very comfortable with my (our) decision for me to leave the government. I am feeling very calm about it! Okay, I am a lot excited about it if truth be told! Whenever I tell people, I am retiring people generally ask. “So what are you going to do with your time now?” Which…
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12 September 2022 0

It’s Time

After a very rewarding 41-year career with the Government of Alberta (Alberta Environment), I (Neil) will be handing in my swipe card and exiting the building for the last time on February 17th, 2023. I am retiring to completely focus my attention on coaching / facilitating and writing full-time. I have enjoyed the many hours…
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6 September 2022 0
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Thank you for your comments

We want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to share your comments and thoughts on our recent articles! The articles entitled Best Before Date or Let’s Play a Game invoked many comments, and we would like to acknowledge that we have received your emails and appreciate your feedback. (Please…
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29 August 2022 0

Best Before Date

Question: In your mind, would it have a positive or negative effect on the state of your mental health if you knew your had a best before date right out of the womb? For many, I recognize that knowing your end date would have definite negative effects on your overall mental health. But a little…
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1 August 2022 1
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Lets Play a Game!!!

Note: This article may trigger you if you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Be warned! For the sake of discussion and living a better life, let’s play a game. I am going to ask you to put real serious thought into this. The more real you make…
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25 July 2022 0

What’s Holding You Back?

Last week while we were out at our trailer I overheard a person say, “I could never do that?” Which shocked and surprised me! Why? Because, what the person, “could never do.” Was to the best of my knowledge was not illegal, immoral or really beyond their personal capabilities. Though the fashion police might issue…
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18 July 2022 0

Elders

Holy crap, how did this happen? How the hell did I get asked to join an event as an Elder? Just as important, where has the time gone by? I was recently asked if I would like to participate in an Elders weekend for the ManKind Project I went, “Wait! What? Me? That’s not possible.…
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13 June 2022 0