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Thoughts and discussions about translationwriting and marketing as well as entrepreneurship, work-life balance, priorities, passions and well, life.

 

No one is too young

One of the perks of now being an entrepreneur is finally being able to dedicate time to causes and charities that I care about. For years, I wasn't able to take a day off to volunteer for something or invest in a cause. But now, I can so I am... For the next 2 days, I will be hanging out with 5,000 kids and teens at We Day Montreal. We Day is a series of international events that bring together 2,3 million kids in Canada, the US and UK who have earned their ticket to the inspirational event. Kids work hard all year long to earn their participation by committing to doing one local and one global action during the year. As a reward, they get access to the day-long event which includes many cel

Impossible à traduire

Lorsqu'on discute avec quelqu'un dans une langue qui n'est pas notre langue maternelle, on passe parfois de nombreuses minutes, en plein milieu d'une phrase à chercher LE bon mot. La raison? On n'a peut-être pas encore assimilé le vocabulaire nécessaire pour ce concept en particulier ou on l'a tout simplement oublié. Par contre, parfois, le mot qu'on cherche à communiquer est tout simplement impossible à traduire. Par exemple : Si, comme moi, le français est votre langue maternelle et si, comme moi, vous avez vécu ailleurs qu'à l'endroit où vous êtes nés, vous comprenez parfaitement le sens du mot dépaysement. C'est le mot parfait, bien senti, pour exprimer le sentiment d'incomfort soutenabl

Reminders: two tips to help you remember

Since becoming a full-time entrepreneur, I've noticed how fast a work day can fly by. There is not enough time to do everything. Yet I cannot afford to miss a single deadline, whether for a client project, source deductions (God knows the government won't forgive you...) or school work. I just have to remember everything. Problem is: I've never been good at memorizing things. And especially not lists of unrelated, but equally important, items. So I've had to figure out how to compensate through the help of a few tools and app functions. Here are two of the solutions that have saved my butt more than a few times! 1. Location-based triggers in your Reminders (the app that comes with your iPhon

This is my time...

Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google, announced a few days ago that after 7 years working for the company , he is retiring to spend more time with his family (you can read the full statement here). He explains his decision in these words: "This summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed. If they could only know how many great memories we already have together. How many will you say? How long do you have? But one thing is for sure, I want more.

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