Imagination - The World Is A Canvas To Our Imagination - Thoreau -

"The world is a canvas to our imagination" - Thoreau

Welcome to my personal website,

One of my life missions is to help people improve their business and marketing operations.

On this website, I share thoughts and resources on business best practices, provide insight into some of the latest business trends, and discuss how people can tap into positive energy to build and unleash their talent.

Colliding With The Social Web

Read the latest from Michael Hackmer's blog. Topics include business, health and wellness, industry trends, popular culture, and more.

Online Education and Onsite Training

Through Catoctin's LMS, I provide a series of online classes. I also am available for onsite marketing bootcamps (1 or 2 day) for your office or marketing team.

Netcasts and Podcasts

Watch netcasts, and listen to the latest podcasts. Some shows include guests.

Keys To Success: Inspiration and Attitude

Below are some helpful posts around motivation, productivity, habit, and other skills and tactics that can help you and your teams be more successful.


  • Life Is An Experiment

    “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We sometimes forget just how unique we are, because we are taught from such an early age – and all throughout our schooling –...

Creativity and Idea Building

  • Create Your Own Path And Leave A Trail

    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This quote speaks to the need to be original in your life, explore new directions, and make your own way. Both Emerso...