My name is Ernest Barbaric, and I am a digital marketing strategist and speaker. I work with organizations like Intact Insurance, Illinois Economic Development, and Travel Alberta, as well as a selection of amazing entrepreneurs — on projects ranging from startup launches to restructuring marketing teams.
Somewhere along the journey, my scope of interest turned from organization to individual. As a marketer and an entrepreneur, I understand the unique environment and pressure that comes with the territory. This is when my writing took a turn, and I started connecting with other marketers and leaders on a much more human level.
Especially those who identify with my “credo”.
Your job doesn’t define you — your work does. We all have functions we perform in order to make an income. But there is more to you than a job title — hobbies, passions, interests, unique experiences, lessons learned, and a mark you want to leave with what you create.
We all have the ability and the responsibility to make a difference. The unfortunate truth is that most people don’t. It could be due to “golden handcuffs”, or cognitive dissonance. It doesn’t matter. You have skills and knowledge that can have a positive impact on the community.
Less, but better. We are inundated with MORE. From rampant consumerism, to a firehose of available information, to never-ending demands on our time. I would like to offer that you can own, consume and do less, but achieve more with focus, clarity and thoughtfulness.
If you’d like to see what I’m up to right now, check out this Derek Sivers inspired NOW page :)
Outside of business pants, I’m a fountain pen and stationery aficionado. I love the feel of ink on a page and actually have a couple of real panpals. Sticking with the anachronistic theme, I also collect and shave with vintage straight razors — which, as it turns out, is frowned upon by TSA.
My most popular articles:
- How To Overcome Anxiety For Business People
- Inspire Your Creativity With These Three Simple Habits
- Second Act: Are You Making A Living, Or Making A Difference
- Do You Have A Passion Project. Why NOW Is the Time To Start One
- 9 Ways To Create Time, Space, And Stillness For Meaningful Work
Connect with me
I post some of my black & white photography, and urban sketches on Instagram.
And you can always send me an email at hello (at) ernestbarbaric.com.