January Newsletter - New Pathways

Posted by Mindy Tulsi-Ingram on 9th Jan 2023

January Newsletter - New Pathways

We all want a shortcut – a better way of doing things effectively and efficiently.

Like most Januarys and New Year’s, it’s an opportunity to forge ahead and make tracks. We need goals and aspirations to keep on keeping on.

First, a toast to my business neighbours on their milestone years:

Puddifoot – 70 years
Located a few doors down from Green & Green, Puddifoot www.puddifoot.com offers quality tableware from around the world. For almost 70 years Puddifoot has been providing restaurants and hotels with quality products, and excellent customer service.

There are others in my business space, like Heritage Office Furnishings and SweetGeorgia Yarns. These companies are an inspiration and a tribute to pivotal business strategies, culture and adaptability that are forging new paths all along.

Heritage Office Furnishings – 43+ years
Founded in 1979, Heritage Office Furnishings www.heritageoffice.com saw a service gap in the office furniture marketplace and set about to close that gap. Over the decades, they honed their ability to get any project done correctly, on-time and on-budget. They are conveniently located in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Kamloops, B.C.

SweetGeorgia Yarns – 17+ years
Founded in 2005 by Felicia Lo, SweetGeorgia Yarns is an artisan yarn company that is passionate about bringing you stunningly saturated colours, luxurious natural fibres and yarns of the highest quality.

Based in Vancouver, they design and distribute an exclusive collection of hand-dyed knitting yarns and weaving yarns and offer their line of yarns and spinning fibres through their online shop www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com and through retailers worldwide.

A toast to these business neighbours. And a toast to my husband Steve and the amazing team at Green & Green Gifts with Flair as we celebrate our 30th year. Thank you for your trust and the friendships.

I love the stories of these business neighbours and am inspired by their ideas and how they have kept their companies going. It’s the ability of constantly evolving and creating new pathways with strategies, flexibility, and culture that enables them to reach their milestones.

How are you forging and creating new pathways? What strategies can you implement as you create your best year yet?

Here are some ingredients to incorporate as you carve new pathways

1. Meditate
One of the benefits of meditation is that it helps you become more self-aware in the present moment.

2. Get Some Fresh Air
Getting some fresh air can do your body good. Take a deep breath, go outside and remove yourself from your stressful environment.

3. Exercise
You’re improving your physical health and dealing with frustration in a way that makes you stronger.

4. Non-violent Communication
A cause of frustration may stem from not having your needs met. Be sure to communicate those needs to others and your frustration will reduce.

5. Focus on Positive Visualization
Shift your focus onto something else to help you deal with frustration.

6. Change the tone of your thoughts
When a negative thought enters your mind, think of a piece of evidence that counters it, and include a solution proving that the problem is fixable.

Join me on March 29th for my next craft talk at the Vancouver Executives Luncheon at the Terminal City Club

Gift Giving & Business Success
Strategies for Improving Business Culture Through Recognition

Early bird catches the worm.

Registration: Patricia Tait, Executive Director:exec@vanex.com
Terminal City Club: 837 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC
Time: 11.00am

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China and a major event in some other East Asian countries. It is a time to honor deities as well as ancestors, and it has also become a time to feast and to visit family members.

Each Chinese year is associated with an animal sign according to the Chinese zodiac cycle, which features 12 animal signs in the order Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. Each zodiac sign also has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal, and Water.

The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar. The date changes every year but is always somewhere in the period from January 21st to February 20th.

Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on Sunday, January 22, and it is the Year of the Rabbit. People born in the Rabbit animal sign are said to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded and ingenious.

Interested in reading about astrological predictions for the Year of the Rabbit?

Year of the Rabbit (2023 Chinese Zodiac), Horoscope and Lucky Things Predictions
Chinese Horoscope 2023 - Year of the Rabbit
Year of the Rabbit: Your Chinese zodiac sign predictions for 2023

All the Best,