Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist

As we head towards the end of 2012, lots of us take time to reflect on the year that’s past and look forward to what the coming year has in store. It’s a time of evaluating and re-evaluating, of setting a course for the future, and focusing on dreams and goals. For many people, it’s […]

The Web 2.0 Job Hunt – Preparing Students for Success

This is the time of year it starts for me. Several times a week, I receive email requests from students from all over the world who are graduating in the Spring. They are looking for work placements, internships and full time jobs. The emails take on all forms, and unfortunately, most of them are bound […]

Breaking the Mold on the Workaday World

We’re such creatures of habit. When I think of the 9 to 5, the corporate rat race, I think of the Fifties. You know, the classic scene where it’s 5 o’clock, Mom’s got her hair and makeup tidied, is getting the table set, the kids are playing quietly on the floor, and Dad comes in […]

How Kevin Spacey Teaches Us Attention to Detail

I didn’t know what I was going to blog about this morning, then I saw this on Lucretia Pruitt’s Facebook page. I want you to watch it all. Trust me, it’s so entertaining you won’t even notice it’s a bit long. Impersonations by Kevin Spacey (Inside the Actor’s Studio) It’s no secret that Kevin Spacey […]

Get a Grip – Staying in Control in the Midst of Chaos

Do you have a zillion things going on? Yeah, me too. Work, school, side projects a-plenty, friends, family, house stuff…I’m swamped. And I don’t even have kids – so I have no idea how you parents do all this stuff AND manage little ones. Kudos to you on that! I’m often asked how I manage […]

How to Control Time

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? We set such high expectations of ourselves, don’t we? We want to do more, see more, experience more, save more, and yet…3 weeks into it we’re already feeling the pressure creeping back in. We just don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to meet all […]

Do Nothing to Do More

I’ve had a horribly unproductive day. I did a few things I had to do this morning. I had grand aspirations to do a whole lot of other things today too. I’m doing a bit of freelance work this week. I’m planning my  projects for 2010, coming up with three words, setting goals. I’m getting […]

Bad Days – It's all in Your Head

Have you ever had a really bad day? Of course, that’s a ridiculous question. We’ve all had really bad days. Sometimes, the bad days truly are bad – some circumstances are just awful..things happen to all of us occasionally, such as the death of a loved one, losing your job, a falling out with a […]

Making Space in my Brain

I’m not blogging much. It’s not because I don’t want to, it’s because I’ve discovered that my brain, though very capable at multitasking most things in my life, is only good at so many things at once. For the next 6 weeks or so, I’m going to be working on a part time contract that’s […]

What Works for What's Work

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how work has changed over the past several years. When I was growing up in the 1980’s, society was still in the mindset that “setting yourself up for success” meant graduating from high school, going to university to get a degree, then finding a good, stable, […]