I’m pressing pause on this blog until I finish my professional development course.
Things are piling up and I need to prioritize. Like every productivity guru has said before me: you need to prune until the jungle is a garden that’s manageable.
I’ll chime in when the opportunity presents itself because this is a rewarding and challenging project.
And I will return.
My course ends in three weeks.
Is Justin Trudeau an imposter?
That’s the question Paul Wells probes in this week’s issue of Maclean’s.
Continue reading “Imposter Syndrome at 24 Sussex Drive”
I need to re-calibrate.
Two months of 2019 are done. I continue to write a post each day, but I’ve stopped my weekly journalling and emails to my daughter.
Continue reading “I’m re-calibrating my personal GPS”
I had a great time at The Piston last night.
I rolled in early, heard some great soul music and danced by myself in the corner. It didn’t matter that I was solo.
I used to do that sort of thing a lot. All that mattered then was that I wanted to experience something. If no one was available, I’d go it alone.
Concerts. Movies. Lectures.
It’s great to remember that’s still an option. Sure you have to live in your own head. But if you can ignore the distractions, the experience is rich.
As a dad, I don’t get a lot of nights out.
That small number will dwindle when baby No. 2 arrives.
And that’s what I miss the most about our pre-parent life.
Freedom to attend tonight’s 60s Mod Soul Record Dance Party at The Piston with some friends. But tonight was different. My wife is wiped and said she was cool with me getting a night out.
Unfortunately, my friends bailed.
But I’m going to fly solo rather than mope.
Because these nights are numbered and I love soul music and dancing.
I’m reading Seth Godin’s latest book, This is Marketing.
Because I’m short on time today, I’m going to share something that made my brain flicker when I read it. That happens a lot with Seth. The hard part is persuading people who are used to the old marketing.
If you want to make change, begin by making culture. Begin by organizing a tightly knit group. Begin by getting people in sync.
Culture beats strategy — so much that culture is strategy. This is Marketing by Seth Godin
I dislike dealing with Kijiji buyers.
Continue reading “The Kijiji dilemma”
Blasting the same message on multiple channels is a bad practice.
Imagine I sent you an email. Then I copied the email into a messaging app and sent it. And then I met you in person and read the email aloud.
Continue reading “‘Spray & Pray’ is the status quo and that’s dangerous”
The stories we tell ourselves shape our mindset.
I lost control of my narrative a year ago. It led to anxiety and worrying and social withdrawal.
I’m not naive enough to believe it couldn’t happen again.
But I have new stories and the tools I need to handle what life has in store.
A part of that is reminding myself of what I have and what I’m grateful for.
What’s interesting about parenting?
For me, it’s hearing people share what matters to them. How are they tackling the obstacles of rearing a child?
Continue reading “What’s so interesting about parenting?”