Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.
Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.
Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.
His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.
Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books:
Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!
PROtect Yourself! Empowering Tips & Techniques for Personal Safety: A Practical Violence Prevention Manual for Healthcare Workers.
E=Emcee Squared: Tips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.
Power of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth
You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course.
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Welcome to the first offering in my Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks Series.
Some people seem to learn things easily. Not me, I’ve had to learn many lessons the hard way, hence the reference to the School of Hard Knocks. Yes, I’ve been knocked around more than a few times in my quest for knowledge.
They say that experience is a good teacher. The saying ‘you learn through your pocketbook’ holds true for me. Many of my life’s lessons had to paid for with cash. Money I had to earn elsewhere.
The concept behind these lessons will be that I will share a few short personal anecdotes, then conclude with a teaching point.
This is an announcement advising all my friends, relatives and connections that my family and I will be moving from our home of 16 years to our new location of … well … exactly the same location!
File this one under ‘Absolutely Ridiculous.’
Last week I received a registered letter from the City of Kelowna.
Here’s the scenario:
My desktop PC decides to display the dreaded blue screen of death. I haven’t seen one for years. After numerous restarts, nothing but blue screen.
The next step was to fire up the laptop to visit Mr. Google to research how to reboot a PC after a Windows 10 crash.
My laptop booted successfully and I was able to locate several pages that offered ‘solutions’ to my problem. And I use the term solutions, lightly.
As I didn’t have a start-up disk or thumb-drive with fix-it technology installed, I worked my way through the other options.
Nothing worked. This necessitated bringing out the big hammer in PC repair … reinstalling Windows 10. Ouch!
Once upon a time, the hot dry summers of the Okanagan Valley were anticipated by its citizens and tourists from far off lands … well, at least from Alberta. Sun worshippers would travel here to languish in the endless sunshine and take in all the benefits the Okanagan lifestyle has to offer.
That Okanagan summer vacation destination perspective may become a distant memory if the trend of the past few years continues.
The electrical storm of last week sparked at least seven different forest fires in a twenty-mile radius of Kelowna, with more seemingly random fires popping up on a daily basis.
We are a Valley under siege by Mother Nature. The fires and the damage they cause are horrific. Firefighters are staying ahead of this round of the battle and I don’t believe there has been any major property loss i.e. buildings and homes.
In this edition of Onwords & Upwords we explore my motivation to write Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!
The content is derived from an on-line Author interview I recently completed with the Nonfiction Authors Association.
Cats are known for being extremely agile creatures.
Scientific research has shown that if you push a cat off a fence it will almost always land on its four feet.
And before your mind starts wandering and wondering about that particular fact, I want to let you know that I don't go around pushing cats off fences for research purposes.
However, I have pushed quite a few household cats off our kitchen countertops and believe me, they are not so agile when they go flying through the air.
Welcome to the second edition of my newsletter Onwords & Upwords, your gateway to the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse.
You might be wondering why I’m promoting myself as the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse. Well, even if you aren’t I’ll act as if you are so I’ll have something to write about!
Having worked in psychiatry and mental health for over forty years, I am curious about most things of the psychological nature.
I was listening to Billy Joel’s Piano Man on my truck stereo on the way into work this evening.
And whenever I hear the song, there’s one phrase that catches my attention every time, ‘when I wore a younger man’s clothes.’
Back in my college days, in the mid 70s, I considered myself dapper. I wouldn’t go as far to say dashing though, nor likely would anybody else.
Bell-bottomed and elephant pants were the style of the day. I owned three pair of bell-bottomed pants, two of which boasted bold plaid patterns. One in a red-green-yellow pattern reminiscent of a Scottish tartan and the other in a green-blue-yellow pattern. Perhaps that of a rival clan.
Getting upset is an emotional response that you have control over.
If you are getting upset, it may be indicative of you having mixed emotions about the position.
You will never know unless you ask.
I’m not so sure that I would bluntly request that I take a week off though after only having worked three months. Many organizations don’t allow you take vacation until after six months.