Notes To Self

Over the years, I realized the articles I write are for me as much as they are for you. Welcome to "Notes to Self" - collection of insights, research, interviews, and experiences for change makers.


How I Discovered My Purpose

How do you find your purpose? I wish I could give you a 5 step strategy or a worksheet you could fill out. I tried all of those, and none of them worked. Instead, it was a dark period of my life that gave rise to my mission and purpose.

3 Ways To Lead Authentically When Anxiety Strikes

Anxiety impairs judgement, memory and decision making. All those are mission-critical qualities of a good leader. Here are three simple practices to overcome anxiety as a leader or entrepreneur.

Your Phone Is Killing Your Productivity

Recent academic studies show that your phone may be killing your productivity, focus and attention. How will this affect you, and what you can do about it.

How To Overcome Anxiety For Business People: Solutions

Professional, creative and entrepreneur anxiety is a real issue few dare to talk about. It affects close to half of all workers and entrepreneurs. It can seriously impact your work performance, and there are two simple things you can do to get it under control.

How To Overcome Anxiety For Business People: Causes

Professional, creative and entrepreneur anxiety is a real issue few dare to talk about. It affects close to half of all workers and entrepreneurs. It can seriously impact your work performance, and there are two simple things you can do to get it under control.

How To Overcome Anxiety For Business People: Symptoms

In the past several months, I’ve become aware of a rising undercurrent of panic, stress, and anxiety. It permeates through the entire population, regardless of wealth or health— and this is especially evident in the professional and entrepreneurial circles. Myself included.

The Creator Ethos & The Consumer Coma

We need creators, entrepreneurs and risk takers to share their work and ideas. What does it take to snap out of a consumer coma and into creator mode?

My 7 Days of #DigitalDetox

It’s hard to imagine a life without Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or waking up without a tablet within arm’s reach for most of us. Here’s how I unplugged.

Less, But Better

Good communication strategy is both an art and a science and should be carefully designed and executed, reducing expenses and sparking innovation.

Here’s to the crazy ones…

Steve is a part of a generation of true trailblazers and innovators that is slowly waning. It makes me wonder who, if anyone, will carry on the torch for the new generations. To lose such a strong and inspiring figure is an immense loss for all of us, an impact that we may not truly comprehend for some years to come.

The Human Factor

Do you get surprised or even excited when you phone a company and a REAL person answers the phone? It seems ridiculous that we’ve come to this point of total disconnection, while our basic human need is to connect and relate to each other.

A Morning with Seth Godin

This morning I was privileged to attend a video conference with one of the best marketing minds of our generation, Seth Godin. This fantastic event was presented by Travel Alberta as part of their speaker series program.

The Tipping Point Summary and Review

This is one of the best consumer psychology/business books I read in a while. Malcolm explores principles of viral marketing, backing up his findings with a great deal of research, interviews, and data. Even though this book is several years old, the ideas discussed are very relevant and can certainly be applied in any business situation, including today’s grim economic environment.