Category Personal Development

Advice for College Students

Two of my former student employees have reached out for recommendations recently. It has been about a year since we last worked together, so I was happy to oblige and excited to catch up with them about what they have going on now, how their studies are going and what they want to do after […]

Birthdays

Birthdays are fun. Whether your the one celebrating others or they are celebrating you, it’s nice to be able to share special occasions with people you care about. As a kid, it’s probably one of the days you look forward to or think about for, I’d say, about 360 days a year. The other five […]

Routines

Wake up. Walk the dog. Feed the dog. Make coffee. Pack lunch. Eat breakfast. Get ready. Drive to work. Work. Drive home. Spend time with family. Dinner. Bed. Routines make it easy to know what to do or what’s coming up next or how your day will generally flow. This is especially true for babies […]

Hardware versus Software

It’s been a while since I’ve purchased a new computer. I did get a new work laptop a couple of years ago and it was fun looking at various computer stats and how various parts and upgrades contribute to performance. What kind of hard drive, how much RAM, what kind of processor, what kind of […]

Systems: A Work From Home Perspective

Work from home success requires an appropriate physical space and time management skills.

12 Favorite Books and One Thing I Learned from Each

1-Wrestling Sturbridge by Rich Wallace This was the first book that I remember actually reading, actually finishing, and actually really enjoying. It was about the struggle of growing up and figuring things out. I liked that it was a life metaphor revolving around sports and middle school. 2-Good to Great, Jim Collins I learned about […]

What I Learned from a Month Off of Drinking Beer

Not drinking beer for a month gave me a whole new perspective on self awareness.

Accountability

think about who you are and why. can you actually be honest?

10 Ways to Improve Traveling in Coach that Could Make People Happier

10 things that make traveling via airplane better

Mission, Vision, Goals, Values

I am someone who is very connected to mission and purpose, goals and objectives. The day-to-day procedures are important, but ought not to be without a compass guided by vision, lived by values and driven toward purpose and mission. Even if those end goals are lofty and years ahead of where you are now, I […]