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Working remotely for a week: pros & cons

Posted by in Digital nomad

Very often I found myself explaining that I choose this life because “I can work from anywhere”. For many years, “anywhere” meant: my house, the dance studio, the shared office space, my friends’ houses or offices, the teachers lounge in one of the various school I teach at, a nearby coffee-shop. I used to joke I was a small business owner with office space is various neighbourhood of the city. And, a few years ago, I ramped this working remotely thing up a notch and took my office to Hamburg,…read more

Milestones: 10 things you should do before you turn 10

Posted by in Life

I don’t have children. Probably never will. Of my own anyway… But I have two nephews and one niece, all between 5 to 10 years old. I love spending time with my smurfs, and witnessing them lay around all day playing video games just makes me sad. I, certainly can’t give parenting advice to my sister, but I almost as certainly can give life advice to her children. One of them being… There are a few things you should do before you turn 10… Roll in the grass: my sister…read more

TheVagabondMonkey – Episode 1

Posted by in Projects

Among the many projects I am working on, TheVagabondMonkey holds a special place in my heart. It’s my traveling hustle, and I get to build it with a very talented special someone. I have always had a knack for traveling. I remember loving it when my grand-mother would take me on her senior club bus tours. With her, I visited Brittany and Austria. I was barely a teenager, generally the only person under 6o and I had a blast. Not only was I seeing new things every day but I…read more

What a relief, I’m just a multipotentialite!

Posted by in Multipotentiality

In my life, I have been many things professionally: a project manager in a design agency, a marketing manager for a pharmaceutical company, a media buyer/strategist, a dance instructor (twice), a professor, a journalist, an entrepreneur… Some would say “unstable”. For a while I believed them. With great sadness but acceptance. Until I discovered Emilie Wapnick‘s TEDTalk and I realized: I’m just a multipotentialite. With great enthusiasm and great pride.   When did I become a multipotentialite? In my life, I have always been interested in art. When I was…read more

On the agenda for 2018

Posted by in Productivity

After giving a good look at what happened in 2017, it was time to sit down and decide what I would like to see happening in 2018. Truth is, I did that in one day. I took a day off in December and spent it reviewing and planning. It came to my attention that some people spend weekends on it, sometimes more. I try to manage to put it all in one day. It was a jam-packed one but it gave me a good idea of what to put on…read more

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2017 review: next year starts now

Posted by in Productivity

Pretty much every year, for as long as I can remember, I have conducted all sorts of reviews and resolutions. A few years back the “resolutions” trend wore off, and people started talking about “objectives”, “bucket lists”. I like to call it a look ahead, a plan of sorts. It is a mix of many things, but more than anything, it is an opportunity to look back now at 2017 and think: “wow, I really did all that last year? What a year it’s been!” I have used many tools…read more

Do you need to know Photoshop to be a designer?

Posted by in Multipotentiality

Let’s put it this way: my entire life, I have had a love-hate relationship with design. Well, no, actually. It was more of a love-hate relationship with the designer. Truth is, I love design. I crave design. I thrive when I design. “Wait, what? You design? But you’re not a designer…” Or am I? First of all, what is a designer? Let’s ask Merriam-Webster! “Creates and execute plans”: I can do that. “Creates and manufactures a new product style”: I can do that. So much for my graphic artist friends……read more

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A 7 days black & white photography challenge

Posted by in Creativity

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to participate into a photography challenge on Facebook. I generally don’t fall for this type of time-consuming, productivity killing, social media activity. But, I must confess, when I started seeing those black & white pictures popping up here and there on my Facebook feed, I was a little jealous. I really hoped that someone would challenge me. And, thankfully, my friend Michael did. Photography challenge: just pictures, no explanations The photography challenges goes like this: “Seven days, seven black-and-white photos of your…read more

Organization: my secret to “How does she do it all?”

Posted by in Productivity

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my KisCool for their vlog “Quoi ma gueule“. Somehow we ended-up talking about time tracking (and my obsession with love for Toggl). Turns out, with the multiple projects I’m juggling right now, there’s nothing I could do without a little organization. How to stay organized when there’s more to do than time in a day? Like many things in life, everything starts with setting the right goal. Organization is nothing if it is not at the service of something bigger. What…read more

Regular inspiration: open your senses!

Posted by in Productivity

Here’s what a life without regular inspiration would be like: get up, do the same morning routine, eat the same food, go to work at the same place, sit at the same desk, eat the same food for lunch, work on the same things in the afternoon, run on the same treadmill, finish the day in the same bar, drinking the same drink, with the same friends. And the next day: do it all over again. Sounds familiar? I’m not saying that my life doesn’t have many similarities with this…read more

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