Change: Why are We Afraid of It?


Every day I read posts from friends and acquaintances about how much trouble they are having dealing with all the change that the world is throwing at them right now. The pandemic, the slow re-opening of the world, and the fear that at any moment we may be thrown back into an environment where we […]

Got Downtime in Your Business? Here’s What To Do

Downtime. We all have it, even if we don’t want to admit it. Downtime in our business might be seen to some as a business that’s floundering. In most cases, that’s not the truth. The truth is, all types of businesses have their quiet times…it might be a few hours, a few days or even […]

The More Things Change…

I’ve been around this online game for a long, long time. I started designing web sites back in 1996, for fun, then decided to make a career of it. 10 years later I was neck deep in the early days of blogging and Twitter and a plethora of other fledgling social networks (Plurk, anyone?). I’ve […]

The Art of Luck

That I’m lucky in life goes without saying. I live in the best country in the world, I have a loving family, a wonderful husband, a roof over my head and food in my fridge. Yep, I won the life lottery, and for that, I’m grateful every single day. When it comes to “luck” in […]

Adding More Structure to My Workday: An Experiment

I’ve heard it said that when it comes to success in business, you live or die by your calendar. Striking a balance between client work, marketing work, admin work, and “me” work has always been a struggle for me. I go into my days with a solid to-do list and tend to accomplish much – […]

Are You in Business for the Right Reason?

I’ve been an entrepreneur for more than 14 years. In that time I’ve learned a lot about business, and I still have a lot more to learn. Occasionally I like to sit back and reflect on things…how far we’ve come, how much further we have to go, where the new opportunities lie, and so on. […]

Improve Your Social Media Strategy With This

Strategy. It’s the fundamental piece of your desire to do social media well. Everywhere you look, consultants of all shapes and sizes are telling you that you need a strategy or you won’t succeed. I mostly believe that. However, I also believe that a lot of strategies are misguided. It’s about much more than just […]

How Social Media Has Evolved

I’ve been using social media since 2006 when I started this blog. I got on Twitter in 2007 and was one of the first million users of the platform. For 11 years I’ve been fascinated by social media, and I’ve managed to integrate it into my work with Algonquin College as a professor, as well as Jester Creative, as a […]

My Three Words for 2017

Happy new year! 2017 is here at last, and we now have 365 days ahead of us to make a difference. As is customary each year, I kick things off by listing my 3 words – guiding words for the year that will help keep me focused on what’s important. I started this tradition several […]

Why I Teach

My friend David asked me the other day, “How did you get into teaching and why do you continue to do it?”. It’s an interesting question, and one that I don’t often consider. Teaching is just something I’ve always done. My first experience with teaching, albeit rather informally, was when I worked for Skyline Cablevision/RogersTV […]