interior design guy who loves other stuff; social media, photography, film, food and anything that is good for the growth of the self.
Pug bowling. We have to try that with Hank.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Mean Tweets and Our Preconceived Notions
That series was brilliant. Isn't it amazing how Max Headroom Brian Williams is? Hmmm......I will now pee on the bed.....for comfort.
1 week ago on Gin and Topics: We Love Animals and Singing Toddlers
Hey Mark @Mark_Harai @KDillabough It's been a while. I hope you are doing well. Thanks for your comments. We all know that to be the truth but getting there is naturally the tough part. It's good to see that you are living it.
What's the Caramilk secret, good sir? ;-)
1 week ago on QOTW 2013: Week 24: C’mon, who treats work like a learning experience?
Well @KDillabough someone's all fired up! I am glad you see it that way. I don't know the statistics but I bet that "way of life" is not commonplace. Personally, I find it easy to separate work and life because I work for someone else. I am invested because I love what I do. I suppose I m in the middle somewhere.
Thanks for your continued support here. Cheers to you.
"A blogger with voice is comfortable with self first and that confidence helps portray authority." That last sentence grabbed me by the cojones. SO DAMN TRUE. It takes time to get comfortable. You seem to be there. Nice piece. Does this support the book?
1 week, 1 day ago on Get Blogging Voice: Part I
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Well then. Thanks for stopping in. Not treading so much as swimming in the lanes i need to. I will stop by soon.
1 week, 3 days ago on QOTW 2013: Week 23: Why stop now? You made it this far.
@Adam | Customer Experience Nice, Toporek! Totally agree. Give @bdorman264 a squeeze for me next time you see him.
1 week, 5 days ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace
To me flexibility is the key. I would take additional vacay time over money any day. Fortunately I work in an organization that recognizes peoples personal lives are as important as their work lives. It helps but like you we cannot turn it off if from one day to the next. We have to be on when our clients are on.
Its a fact of today's corporate environment and I don't want to hear any high and mighty entrepreneurs going off about how they can do whatever they want because we all have to live within the industries where we work. If you can work 2 days a week and survive then great but I don't know many that can on a regular basis.
OMG @Lori I didn't respond to you yet. Bad, bad little blogger. You know, your comment makes my day because I am going for the laughs. Much appreciated.
1 week, 5 days ago on QOTW 2013: Week 23: Why stop now? You made it this far.
Hey @Craig McBreen you couldn't be more right. The more I got into that doc the more I realized how challenging it must be for guys like him. Can you say he loves his craft?
@RebeccaTodd Hey! I just watched that TEDx Talk. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I don't know how many times i jumped between Level 2 and 3 in my life. Damn.
Next time you are in TO drop a line.
1 week, 6 days ago on Life on the Road, the Upward Spiral, and the Spin Sucks Community
Damn. That was awesome. Sounded like tons o fun. Level up lady.
Make me work......oh, wait. That's not work. It's fun. I'll do it but please be patient.
1 week, 6 days ago on The PR Firm of the Future
Damn phone cut me off again. I would be happy to share if anyone wants to chat about this more.
2 weeks ago on The PR Firm of the Future
advice I would be more than happy to share it.It sure does sound enticing. I have been doing a lot of research into this subject mainly because it affects my livelihood significantly. For anyone reading this I am an Interior Designer working primarily in the corporate office environment.
There has been a palpable shift in strategy for many of the progressive firms out there. Many forward thinking companies recognize the value technology brings to productivity but also understand human nature and the social aspect of the human condition. People need to be near each other. They need their pack. That notion expresses itself physically in many corporate environments as collaboration space (enhanced meeting and gathering space). This approach satisfies the need for times where isolated heads down work is critical (home) and where sharing ideas, inspiration and collaboration are required.
I could go into detail here but lets suffice it to say while the tech advances have benefited smaller corporations greatly larger organizations will be much slower to convert primarily because of business operations. Many corporations we have worked with have been reducing space in recognizing that not everyone needs dedicated workplace which is a clear precursor to the virtual office of the future.
I may need to become an IT guy and just when I finally got my professional accreditation (after 23 years in the biz).
Hey, clearly this is a passion of mine so if anyone wants any further infoo
See? It posted my comment but left out a piece.
Great piece yourself. Thanks for sharing.
BTW, have you noticed the traffic is a little off these days? It hasn't deterred me from my quest. Just wondering what you have experienced.
2 weeks ago on Are You a Poet?
There once was a man from Nantucket......oh, nevermind
I am trying to leave a comment with my smartphone but ever since I have upgraded the OS it has been nothing short of problematic. I hope those works. Maybe Carolyn can offer some advice. First Gen Samsung Galaxy Note with Jellybean OS.
Poetry, huh? When I was in highschool I wrote a ton of poetry but hid it from the world. I had to submit a piece for an English class and much to my embarrassment the prof chose it to read to the class. I was mortified. It didn't atop me from writing through a time of personal inner turmoil otherwise know as the teenage years. Somewhere along the line it fizzled out. Now? I like to create in other mediums as you know. u
@rosemaryoneill @rdopping Haha...quite happy where I am, thanks. I was more wondering about those who may take advantage but you really answered that by saying "grownups" and "self-motivated". You do know that that the NA workforce takes the least amount of vacation of the "first world". Why does the European model seem so attractive?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on How a Two Sentence Email Became a Top News Story
@BetsyKCross Hilarious. Good idea.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Introducing The 10x10 Project: Do you have an Inspiration Engine?