Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened?

  Many weird things happened to me lately (must be because of the Mid-Autumn Festival),  and as Dr. Seuss fan, I try to do just the above... not this time. Our mortgage renewal was finalized this past Monday, yes I am relieved now but the hustle of dealing with previous lender, Scotiabank in this case, was somewhat disappointed and … [Continue reading…]

WHYs and HOWs of Social Media Intelligence

  Social Monitoring ==> Social Listening ==>Social Intelligence You see, there’s no equation, it only goes in one direction and it’s a process and evolution. You can’t start Listening without Monitoring, you won’t gain Intelligence without active Listening either; Brandwatch post here briefly introduces the difference … [Continue reading…]

Teamwork

    Who do you have on your team?  Who you like to work with? I am sure this is all too familiar to us but why is it still happening?   This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do … [Continue reading…]

Social Media is not an issue, people are*

  *Update: Thanks to good friend Eden Spodek for pointing out grammar error, it's wonderful to have expert watch out for me :)   There, I said it.   For the longest time, we have been saying, or preaching, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, and others out there, these are different platforms … [Continue reading…]

Yes! No Impulsive Shopping at Walmart

  Boy A “Where is Simon?” Boy B “He is out shopping with his mom; they have to go to like 7 or 8 stores for food and stuff.” Boy A “7 or 8 stores? Lame. Doesn’t his mom know about Walmart?” Boy B “I’ll text him.” … [Continue reading…]

LOVE With Your Kids Online

online

These days most Moms I know and talk to, are stretched too thin mentally; some are even physically stretched as well.  Motherhood has always been the most challenging job in the world as it’s constantly evolving to the other side of scales, and we mothers especially, want to make sure we are doing the right [...]

[Continue reading…]

Mother’s Day Present

Carnation, Baby Breath and Leather Fern

This Mother’s Day, I want my daughters growing up to have confidence in them, a trait I don’t always have and it’s more important than anything else for girls today who are our leaders tomorrow. When you are confident, you are strong enough to Stand out, not fit in; Speak up and not being afraid; [...]

[Continue reading…]

Why you care if I unfollow?

Unfollow

Over the last 3 months or so, I have been called out at least handful times that, I unfollowed some people and they were not happy so they decided to unfollow me as well.  I have issue with it, not the unfollowing part but the calling out, especially when you and I had barely exchanged [...]

[Continue reading…]

How To Use Buffer in an All About Me Kind of Way

Buffer

    These days, when you are online you probably spend big chunk of time on social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, et al; and you are chatting, engaging, sharing and tagging.  You don’t do this for yourself; you do this with others to help others, right? Are you with me?? Enter Buffer, a [...]

[Continue reading…]