What My Toddler Has Taught Me About Business – Everyone Loves a Routine

So over the past 15 years of working in the non-profit world, advertising agencies, freelancing, consulting and now working with a large web development firm I have had the privilege of dealing with a lot of business relationships. Whether they are internal with co-workers, external with clients or vendors, or even working with customers buying…

Successfully Working from Home Can be Tricky

I have worked from home full or part-time for the past 7(ish) years and I have learned a lot about how to be successful working in the same location you eat, sleep, watch TV, and play. A lot of people think working from home would be the best thing ever…while others are terrified of the…

5 days in…jump in the fire!

I new when I decided to change careers for the third time things would be different…and they certainly have been.  When you go from a boutique advertising agency to a large development company nothing really is the same…except the wardrobe.  I know my father still has trouble with the fact I wear jeans and sometimes…

New Chapter

4 years ago I decided to leave a career in the professional association world that was comfortable and in an arena in which I excelled in.  I was knowledgeable of the industry, I had gained expertise in the areas of marketing and management and outside of running an association myself I felt like I was…

Wing It

One of the most useful traits or skills that was ever passed down or taught to me has got to be the ability to “Wing It”.  I really didn’t see this as that big of a deal until I began paying more attention at how unskilled some others in this world are not able to…

I’m a Geek…this is not the news

So anyone that knows me understands that deep down inside I am a geek.  I like computers and technology.  Yesterday one of the greatest minds for technology stepped down from his post as the CEO of Apple.  Ironically I am sure my MacPro start-up drive decided to fail in protest. The very first computer I…

Wisdom…when do you get it?

Okay…so I am going to take a break from the posts about my roller coaster life and pay tribute to those in my life that have passed on some wisdom that I am trying to share with those around me that apparently don’t have it. My dad told me a long time ago that “you…

Too Many Places to Be at Once

So far the hardest part of the big job change has been balancing training my replacement and dealing with new projects at my new company.  They hired me because they are at a point where they need my help and I am excited to jump right in, but I have been working at my old…

Toronto, Canada

August 2009, I was able to travel to Toronto for a conference.  The flights were not bad, customs was a breeze.  We had heard that Canadian customs was a bear but we must have lucked out because it was not tough at all.  Once we arrived at the airport the we had arranged for a…