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Social Flow Workshop coming March 26 to Victoria (UPDATE: postponed)

March 19, 2013

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Yes, they’re back! And more affordable than ever. Canada’s best productivity expert, Mike Vardy, and I are re-launching our Social Flow workshops with this after-work session in Victoria on March 26th. You can register at Eventbrite, and here are all the details: It’s a social media struggle! Wrestling with the idea that you can’t possibly […]

Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity

January 15, 2012

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Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity UPDATED: sorry, for medical reasons we have to postpone this weekend’s workshop in Vancouver. Don’t worry, we’re still forging ahead with the workshop scheduled for February 21st in Victoria, by which time Mike should be up and running.   Special #wcv12 discount code […]

Introduction to Gmail and Google Tools with Raul Pacheco and Lorraine Murphy

April 16, 2009

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This is a four-hour, intensive course in getting the most from Gmail, Gtalk, Google Documents, and related Google tools. You do not need a Gmail account to take this course, although you should think ahead of time about which Gmail username you’d like to practice with. You can register one account to learn with and […]

measuring the true cost of your choices

August 20, 2007

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Your life is a strange and complex web defined by the tension between choices made and choices forgone. On internetducttape, engtech has a good post about weighing the cost of your life choices and making informed decisions, including the decision to incorporate deliberately “unproductive” time in your day-to-day routine. Remember, inspiration and insight cannot strike […]

thinking your way to freedom

August 14, 2007

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Does introspection equal independence? It’s an intriguing thought, especially attractive to those of us who like to think. This very interesting blog post at Strive to Live suggests that without pausing to understand our situations, we will never get ourselves out of them, because we will not be able to see the path.   “The […]

a little motivational mood music

July 31, 2007

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Because sometimes you just need Elvis to give you a little bit of a kick in the ass. And here he is! Hail the King! No lyrics this time, because quite frankly they’re not the best thing about this song. Man, that was another age: a sexist, hound-doggin’ age. But Elvis is still The King! […]

vacate the premises

July 25, 2007

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Have we all heard enough from the self-proclaimed workforce martyrs who whine about how the company cannot possibly spare them for a four-day weekend once a decade? It’s great to love what you do; it’s not so great to be scared to turn your back on it. That does not speak of confidence, y’all. And […]