Staying focused, paying attention, and getting things done in a digitally distracted world

I have been gathering resources related to productivity from podcasts and on YouTube.  My one-hour commute to work (each way) is just the right amount of time for a 45 minute pep talk.  I have tried to ‘digest’ the collection more thoroughly.  Not only do I gather inspirational materials, but I also note the key points down and attempt follow them.  This is a sign of progress for me, moving from theory to action. Have you noticed that the basic principles leading to a well balanced life seem to be repeated in slightly different forms amongst the gurus?  In addition, many of the gurus regularly quote each other and in other ways lend their support.  Being a ‘slow learner’ I find myself benefiting from the recycling of the messages. Continue reading

Resurfacing in the UAE

Whatever happened to that burst of enthusiasm and energy that launched this website almost a year ago?  Life!  After spending some time helping out family in the US during a major medical crisis with my mother I shipped off to the UAE to solve another crisis…lack of salary!  Thanks to a morning conference in Dubai this morning with an old friend who dared me to get back on track I am posting once again.  Let’s hope I can heed my son’s advice on the importance of ‘staying consistent’!  “To err is human”. Continue reading

The gig and startup economy

The rigors of adapting to the new world of digital job searching have taken their toll on me propelling me into exploring freelance writing, remote & consulting work, blogging, and starting a business.  I have always been independent as well as being very itinerant (pun intended as I have both a WordPress blog and a Behance photography portfolio website under the handle ‘itineranti’… pronounced ‘itinerant eye’ and coincidentally meaning ‘travel’ in Italian).   The thought of calling the shots is a tempting one.   The overall lesson from my recent immersion in the world of webinars  is marketing cannot be overlooked.  Read on to see if going solo is easier than going up against  the Applicant Tracking Systems protecting Human Resources from a deluge of CVs! Continue reading

Job searching in a digital world

Welcome to the new world of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and personal online reputation management, branding, and search engine optimization (SEO)!  It’s time to play with keywords and learn how to please the data miners in Human Resources a.k.a. Talent Management!  Continue reading

Here we are!

This is where I get to pontificate on the subjects that enthrall me…mostly topics dealing with digital disruption and technology driven innovation.  Our world has been turned upside down by the Internet and it fascinates me.  I am always exploring new topics such as coworking, job searching in the digital age, the sharing or gig economy, unplugging from digital distraction, and technology driven innovation in education to name but just a few.  Join me on the journey and let your voice be heard as well!