One Last Thing: Terry McBride

Terry McBride, YYoga | BCBusiness

The YYoga CEO has no time for negativity. He’s too busy meditating, sipping lattes and lauding Chip Wilson—all while running his national yoga chain

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

I think there is a bit of societal confusion over the concept of “worth” today that aligns your virtue with wealth and money.
What is your greatest extravagance?
OrganicLives’ raw chocolate macaroons with a soy latte or green tea.

What do you most dislike?
Judgment and negativity.

When do you get your best ideas?
At the end of a yoga class.

What’s your preferred method of communication?
Face-to-face in a casual conversation.

Which business person do you most admire?
I have great admiration for Chip Wilson, who with his wife, Shannon, and Lululemon Athletica, have contributed tirelessly to making the world a better place.

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to play piano and speak a second language.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Anger—it’s a choice, so why do we choose it?

What is your most marked characteristic?
Passion for what I love.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Listen more before engaging.

Where is your favourite business lunch?
Joey—it’s great food, but also great service, which is an art.

When and where are you happiest?
When I am at home with my family.

How do you take your tea or coffee?
On weekends, soy latte straight up using alkaline water; green tea during the week.

What do you never travel without?
My iPhone.

What is your favourite motto?
Make the world a better place.

What is your present state of mind?
At peace.

What do you value in your colleagues?
Passion and friendship.

What causes are dearest to your heart?

Kids, yoga, life.