Most of my life had been spent portraying the struggles, the love, the joys and sorrows of the human condition on stages and screens all over the country. When not acting, I was a freelance writer
One of our goals here at ThoughtLab is to make companies who work with us better. To help them achieve more, dig deeper, and be better businesses all around. Why? Because better business is better for the world. Simple as that.
We get excited when we help a business see its potential and know a better future is possible. We are proud when a company that has worked with us does better, sets new goals, and achieves them. Helping others be their very best is a reward unto itself. It is a symbiot...
“I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
- Niccolo Machiavelli.
Character Status in Business
I was an actor for about 35 years, when I left that world and joined the corporate world, I was surprised how many of the skills I learned and used as an actor transferred over to my new life. One particular tenet of acting that has come in very handy is status. As an actor, we studied the status of our characters, examined the status of people in regular life and lear...
People are always looking for advice from family, friends, random strangers. Here at Thoughtlab our copywriter, Paul, for some unknown reason, is often asked questions about life, love and animal husbandry. Paul has no background in psychology or psychiatry, he is neither a counselor nor a sage. He’s barely literate, a hermit and usually drunk but he takes time out of his busy day to answer questions people ask of him so, that’s something, we guess. So here at Thoughtlab, we are introducing o...
Last night my girlfriend and I had an argument. I said the old saying is March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. She says that isn’t a real thing. Can you clear this up for us? Is that the old saying about March and if so, where does it come from and, are there any more weather-related sayings about the other months?
Dear Calendar Boy,
Let me start by saying that is a deeply weird thing to be having an argument with your girlfriend about. Did you g...
My girlfriend is threatening to break up with me unless I start posting more on Instagram. She says it is important that I look cool for her friends to see. At least 5 more posts per week she said is the minimum. Is this right of her? What do I do?
Dear Shutter Bugged,
That seems like an awful situation to be in, truly awful. I don’t personally understand the need for your relationship to be showcased on a social media platform. What does she get from this? H...