Grade ten. A folded up piece of paper. The crinkle sound as I unfolded it to read the contents of the sheet. "THE I HATE ERIN FAN CLUB" Scrawled across the top in black ink. Signatures. People signing in solidarity. Nausea. Hiding in the bathroom. Solitude. Depression. * * * … Read more about The I Hate Erin Fan Club
"It's your job to..." "Why didn't you tell me before I decided to..." "I just expected you to know..." Blame games. He said, she said. Pointing the finger. Whatever it is, it always looks the same: you're wrong, I'm right and na-na-na-na boo boo. I'm a true believer in accountability. … Read more about You Are Equally as Accountable
Expectations. How does that word make you feel? For me, it is two-fold: When I expect things of others: hopeful and idealistic. When others expect things of me: nervous to disappoint. From Wikipedia: In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is considered the most likely to … Read more about On Expectations
You know what ruined the concept of entrepreneurship for a lot of people? The idea of the Four Hour Work Week. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Tim Ferriss but dude derailed an important facet of owning a business that more entrepreneurs need to embrace: the hustle. There's … Read more about Are You an Entrepreneur? Embrace the Hustle.
I like analogies and metaphors. They are useful in explaining the intricacies of how things work to people -- even if those same people have no idea what you're talking about. It brings it all down to a practical, everyone-can-understand-it level, which is a delicious way to connect. Today I … Read more about A Car Analogy to Explain Client Expectations in a Service-Based Business Model
Sometimes I hit moments in my entrepreneur life (ten years next year!) where I'm just over it. Over the grind and the hustle. Over the expectations and everyone needing something all the time. Over trying to figure out what the next right step is. Over the pressure to succeed … Read more about On Feeling “Over It” as an Entrepreneur
If you had your eyes on social media this week, you may have heard about the Home Depot water debacle. The short of it? A guy walks into a Home Depot in Calgary (where they are currently experiencing horrific flooding) and purchases 24 bottles of Dasani water to … Read more about The Home Depot Water Debacle (aka Why Companies Fear Social Media)
Last night, I came onto Twitter and asked a simple question: "What's shaking Twitter?" Kim Opitz, one of my Twitter friends, told me that she was completely engulfed with #standwithwendy. Having just got online after being offline for a few hours, I was in the dark so I … Read more about Social Media Proved, Yet Again, to Be More Powerful Than Mainstream Media #standwithwendy