Make Little Choices, Not Big Mistakes

Make Little Choices, Not Big Mistakes

They say that if a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Japan there’s an Earthquake in California. It’s known as the Butterfly Effect. Now, the theory is a little more complex than that. But at the core, it’s about the idea that it is the little...
Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

I am a very big stand up comedy fan. One a week I refer to a different stand up comedian as “my favourite comedian.” Just to be consistent, here goes. I love Chris Rock. He’s my favourite comedian. I’ve quoted Chris Rock more than probably any...
Self Inflicted Damage

Self Inflicted Damage

How in the hell do we get anything done? We live in a world that has never moved faster. We’re not ok with anything that takes less than a millisecond and the requests for our time and our effort, across multiple platforms both online and IRL are absolutely, mind...
Build Your Own Superhero Squad

Build Your Own Superhero Squad

This isn’t the first time that I’ve made this point. Last time that I wrote about this, it was in a much longer format. I wrote a short book on my own persona vision of networking. It was my manifesto. It defined how and why I connected with the people I...
If It Ain’t Working, Don’t Fix It

If It Ain’t Working, Don’t Fix It

QUICK DISCLAIMER: marriages are exempt from this conversation. Today I was talking to a client about the often adversarial relationships that can exist between creative professionals and clients. At any given point on social media you can see a creative professional...
Who In The Hell Do You Think You Are?

Who In The Hell Do You Think You Are?

I mean that with all seriousness. This isn’t a dig. It’s not meant to be an insult and I ain’t mad at ya. But who in the hell do you think you are? I was chatting with a potential client/partner (I need to come up with another name for all these...
The Bird is The Word

The Bird is The Word

I was listening to my new favourite podcast, Changing The Narrative, and they were talking about how they would describe their plans and expectations for 2018 in one word. They had some good words. Consistency. Create. Build. So I started thinking about what MY word...
Take The Loss

Take The Loss

I recently helped organize an event called Podcamp, a “digital unconference” designed to provide the community of Halifax and beyond with the ability to share their digital life story. When the event ended, we asked people for their honest feedback about...
Say Please? No Thank You.

Say Please? No Thank You.

I’m a dad. More than anything else, that’s my full time gig. And as a father, I do my best to try to instill good manners in both of my children. My wife and I don’t deliver without a please and we don’t walk away without a thank you. I think...