Reaching for Reciprocity

I read Robert Cialdini’s book Influence a few years ago. His explanation of “reciprocity” and how it affects our behaviour struck me. We’re all affected and influenced by it. Frequently without realizing it. And once you see it, it’s hard to unsee it. What is reciprocity? Reciprocity is when we do something or give something…

Monday Musings…

How long will it be before things get back to normal, after things get back to normal? I mean, when everyone gets vaccinated… Or at least when enough people get vaccinated… and the world leaders to give us the all clear sign… How long will it be before we get back to pre-2020 behaviours? Will…

Get Hemingway in your Corner

Since November, I’ve been using a secret weapon to edit my blog posts.  It’s made my writing tighter and easier to read.  It’s available 24/7.  And it’s free! It’s called The Hemingway Editor.  There’s a paid version that you can download.  But the online version is free. The awesome thing about is that it’s so…

Temper Temper

I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting a bit grumpy at work.  I go in phases where I get annoyed with the people I’m supposed to help.  I work on a Help Desk and sometimes people drive me crazy! For the user, they’re having a problem that’s preventing them from working.  So, they want help…

Resisting Resistance

I was thinking about Seth Godin and what he says about writer’s block.  He says he writes how he speaks, and that people rarely have trouble talking.  We don’t suffer from Talker’s Block.  There might be a silence or pause here and there, but conversation flows.  For some reason, when there’s a blank piece of…