Why not?!

Welcome to a blog written from the perspective of a lifelong rebel.

How to game the system.

How to game the system.

Some of the most successful people already know this: just because there's a popular way to do something, doesn't mean it's the only way to do it. As a successful drop-out who has competed for jobs with people with graduate degrees, I know this as fact. There's the...

Why you should take a day off work.

Why you should take a day off work.

Unless you're David Goggins, chances are, you'd benefit from a day or two of rest. Most of us aren't as finely-tuned in as he is. Many of us don't have a body that can tolerate that kind of stress. I loved reading about David Goggins, but whenever I see people running...

Fear of the other: why?

Fear of the other: why?

Being offended today, is not what being offended was like twenty years ago. To feel insulted, belittled, or emotionally hurt means different things, now. In some circles, it's seen as an act of violence, and in some circles, it's seen as sport. Personally, since my...

Most bosses suck.

Most bosses suck.

Here's something most people already know, but don't have the social permission to talk about: most managers suck at their jobs. And, I would argue, they're likely the top reason why employees end up leaving for greener pastures. The problem is, few businesses do exit...

It not about smarts; it’s about habits.

It not about smarts; it’s about habits.

I've been known to do things on my own terms. It's been a lifelong thing, and I like to think that a small part of that is genetics. My grandparents were stubborn, and entrepreneurial. There's no shortage of creative thinking in my family, and my relatives have always...

Embracing the pivot.

Embracing the pivot.

I don't think there's a business owner, or freelancer, out there that would tell you that everything they did when they first started out, is the same stuff they're doing today. Here's my story... I went out on my own in January 2021, thinking I'd leave the technology...

Doing what you can with the time you’ve got.

Doing what you can with the time you’ve got.

I wish I could tell you that I have my shit together, but often times, I don't. I make plans to get X, Y, Z done, and they don't get done. It's not really because I don't have the time. It's because I lack the energy. I love playing. I love passing the time sitting...

How to find freelance work from home gigs in Canada.

How to find freelance work from home gigs in Canada.

(Originally published on Feb. 4, 2021. I recently updated this article with more info, including looking for work on Twitter!) Here in Canada, it sometimes feels like we have fewer options for work from home jobs compared to our American counterparts. Thing is though,...

The online world feels so fake.

The online world feels so fake.

One of the challenges of working in the marketing world is the feeling that you're part of a group of people that make the online world less interesting. Everything feels so fake now that every social network, and every search result is gamed and engineered by...

What choices do artists have today?

What choices do artists have today?

Making a living as an artist today can be perceived as a difficult, and almost impossible, endeavour. Today's artists are expected to be entrepreneurs, content creators, and academics. So, what choices do artists have to make a decent living these days? I tried to...

Remote work outside the public service.

Remote work outside the public service.

Based on the most recent dataset I've seen, there are about 300,000 Canadians working in the federal public service. Many of these people are working remotely right now, and have been since 2020. As of April 2021, there hasn't been a government-wide plan to embrace or...

How to setup different streams of income.

How to setup different streams of income.

We're living at this strange time when $130,000 a year is considered 'middle class', and it's not enough to just have a full-time job, or several part-time jobs anymore. I've always been a fan of having several sources of income, so here are the basics on how to do...