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ReThink Thinking – A way of looking at the world

ReThink Thinking – A way of looking at the world

On the TED talk site, Sir Ken Robinson is introduced as a “Creativity expert who challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.” The...

Telling Your Business Story

Telling Your Business Story

I’ve talked in the past about collecting the memories of your life, and for many people in particular entrepreneurs, their business is quite integrated with their life. So why not tell the history of your company? I can think of three good reasons: You are proud of...

Who is on your crew?

Who is on your crew?

Picture this. You are standing on the deck of a small ship when a whale breaks through the watery surface and splashes back with magnificent bravado. Your heart starts pounding. The experience is truly amazing and you swear you will never forget it. Another season of...

I’m a graphic journalist. You’re a what???

I’m a graphic journalist. You’re a what???

When people ask me what I do and I tell them I’m a graphic journalist, I often see their eyes widen a little as if to say “You’re a what?”. It’s not a common job description. The first time I heard the term I thought it a perfect blend of two of my passions, graphics...

I’m wearing my lucky underpants. Are you?

I’m wearing my lucky underpants. Are you?

Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte had a fantastic presence on stage at SOHO Victoria last Friday. She rocked the house with her message to “Live Out Loud By Design Not Default”. Sharing real life principles that as she says are “Small pivotal shifts that leads to Massive...

Visual Events to add to your Bullet Journal

Visual Events to add to your Bullet Journal

If you’ve seen my visual newsletter before, you have heard me talk about the Bullet Journal. For me, visual prompts are a powerful way to keep inspired and focused on my goals. Late last year I put this summary graphic together for a podcast I was doing with Mike...

Doodling will change your note taking

Doodling will change your note taking

Last January I spent a day at SOHO, not the New York suburb, but a conference day here in Victoria focused on Small and Home Office businesses. It was the first year for SOHO but definitely not the last. I’ve already got my ticket for this year. Do you? Marc Stoiber...

What the heck is a Virtual Assistant?

What the heck is a Virtual Assistant?

I’ve been on a hiking holiday in a beautiful part of British Colombia called Cathedral Lakes. Everyday we headed out to explore the alpine meadows and vistas. But what does that have to do with the title of my newsletter? Well, while I’ve been away playing, another...