Category Archives: Pegine

Pegine’s Motivational Times Hanging Out

Pegine’s Motivational Times Hanging Out By Pegine Echevarria When I was standing on the corner in the Bronx years ago I looked around me and saw who I was hanging out with. People named Tex, Rats, Peanuts, and Lefty. I often hung out on a rock in a park with people who scared me. I… Continue Reading

Focus Today

Focus Today by Pegine Echevarria Focus is defined by Webster’s dictionary as the concentration of attention or energy on something. This is the time of year when we have written down our resolutions and visions for the future (or at least heard that lots of people write their resolutions). In the past I spent lots… Continue Reading

Be Uncomfortable & Transform Your World

Be Uncomfortable & Transform Your World by Pegine Echevarria I watched the bells toll for the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks and was taken by the faces of the families and friends attending the ceremonies. Their strength and determination to live, their commitment to their family and their city was evident in their… Continue Reading

Rose Coloured Glasses, Live Well

Rose Coloured Glasses, Live Well by Pegine EchevarriaWhat colour glasses do you have on? There is a saying “looking through rose coloured glasses.” It is usually referred to when someone is only looking at the positive and not “reality.” I remember being reprimanded by a teacher for seeing life through rose coloured glasses. She wanted… Continue Reading

Mental Toughness—You Have It In You to Succeed

Mental Toughness—You Have It In You to Succeed by Pegine Echevarria You have to be mentally tough to reap the rewards of great achievements. It took me a long time to learn this lesson. When I began my career, I must have seen too many movies about tough bosses. I had a belief system that… Continue Reading

Are You Ready to Evolve?

Are You Ready to Evolve? by Pegine Echevarria Are you ready to rumble? Are you ready to evolve? Are you ready to say this is it? Are you ready? I remember racing with friends when we were small. On your mark, get set, GO! Sometimes we just weren’t ready. Back then we would stomp our… Continue Reading

It Takes Courage To Improve Yourself As A Leader

Pegine’s Motivational Times It Takes Courage To Improve Yourself As A Leader by Pegine Echevarria, MSW 2005 “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill Move, get going and hustle. This newsletter is in honour of the victors of Katrina. Yes, I said the victors; the people who in spite of the tragedy, in… Continue Reading

Are You A Rebel?

Are You A Rebel? by Pegine Echevarria Are you a rebel? Do you fight against the rules? Do you want to do things your way? Do you discount others advice? Maybe you know someone who is a rebel?   Movies have glamorised the bad boy image, the rebel among us. For those of us who have… Continue Reading