Things I’ve Learned in the Last 7 Days

It’s been a busy week. Like, really busy. Like, much busier than usual. I like to think of myself as a constant, lifelong learner so I truly feel that even through really negative experiences, you have to learn something. If you had a great time, but didn’t learn anything, maybe you can get by on that. But imagine if you had a terrible time AND you didn’t learn anything? That would be the worst. I’m lucky. I’ve enjoyed myself over the last 7 days. In any case, here, in no particular order is what I learned this week.


Don’t Sit Down and Other Lessons

I’m looking forward to speaking at the upcoming  It’s All Social conference, Thursday June 20th in Truro, NS (website). I’ve been asked to speak about using iPhones, and to a lesser extent iPads, in a mobile business environment. I thought that I might take this opportunity to talk, in very loose terms, about the topic of my presentation: avoiding work.

Ok, well not avoiding work. I’m not talking about becoming an ostrich, sticking your head in the sand, avoiding your responsibilities and sitting on the deck with your favorite hot or cold beverage… as great as that sounds. No, I’m talking about avoiding being stuck in an office or at a desk. I’m talking about working 9-5, Monday to Friday. I’m talking about letting your schedule dictate where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing rather than you taking control of your “work day”.