Thinking bigger than lemonade to ease the struggle of forced isolation Today is Sunday, marking the start of our second week in self-quarantine in an effort to quell this social phenomenon we know as Corona Virus. Sounds dismal, doesn’t it? Well, that’s actually not my intention here. In fact, my hope is that I can … Read more Corona Virus: Ode to a Lemon
Be afraid, very afraid, then move on… I started writing this blog post about a week or so ago, then paused when I thought there was a more timely topic at that time – tackling the blues of late Winter. Ironically, as I sit down to write this one week later, the loneliness topic is … Read more Freelancing and the Fear of Loneliness
An exercise in pausing, and changing the dialogue Today is Wednesday. Not particularly significant to this narrative, if only to give context that two days ago was Monday. Not just any Monday, but one that fell at the very beginning of March. You know, early March, that time we tend to mistake for the coming … Read more Bad Day? Take a Moment and Turn It Upside Down
This is the second of a two-part post. Oh, the anticipation. We left off last week with a nail-biting cliffhanger about poor Kapil, the talented freelancer who found himself in a pickle. Although he had, if only just, achieved his financial/revenue goals in his first two years as a freelance designer: He was working more … Read more The Simple Math of Freelancing and Why We Complicate It: Part 2
This is the first of a two-part post. I’m a creative freelancer. So is my wife Simone. Or are we? We own and operate an incorporated business. It pays our full salaries and on occasion a little extra, but not as much as some would think. We do all the tax stuff an incorporated should … Read more The Simple Math of Freelancing – and Why We Complicate It: Part 1
Hello and welcome! This is my third post in three weeks – I’m right on plan. It feels so good to get into blog-writing mode again. That said, it is still a struggle getting my thoughts on paper. Crazy as that sounds for a working creative like me, this shit’s real, and I need to … Read more The Lost Art of Undivided Attention: Three steps to see whether you have any hope in finding it again.
You know a marketing campaign is great when you hear about it, and how amazing it is from a non-marketer. You know, just an ordinary everyday ‘Joe’? I think we call them consumers. Anyway, this one is a DOOZY! Over the past few years, I’ve taken a step back from a lot of the mainstream … Read more And the Valentine’s Day Best-In-Show Honour Goes to… the Cockroaches!
Hello and long time no talk! Just over a year ago, I had recently completed a How-to Blogging course, and considered myself well on my way to achieving a long awaited personal goal of having an active Blog. Everything was in place, and most important, I felt pretty confident. I was excited to get this … Read more Back from a LONG Creative Pause
All I’ll say is this. I’m going through a monumentally challenging time, and it has been an excellent thought provoker. With that, I want to take some time to absorb what’s being thrown at me and my family at this time, and turn it all into something positive and inspiring for myself and all of … Read more Creative Pause is on Pause. Lots of S#!T to figure out…