Category: Life

Stuart Scott 0

Thank You Stuart Scott

Back in the 90’s, I loved watching ESPN SportsCenter before going to sleep. Even though I was tired, I stayed up watching longer because of now iconic catch phrases like “BOO-YAH” and “Cool as...

Losing Yourself 2

Extreme Selflessness Leads To Losing Yourself

For most of my life, I lived for others and not myself. I was convinced this selfless attitude made me a better person. I was somehow getting extra credit for being such a great...

Perfect Day 2

Designing My Perfect Day

I learned about designing your perfect day from Brendon Burchard’s The Charged Life podcast. Basically he feels many people have too few of their perfect days because they don’t have a clear idea what...

Business Team 0

Executives Are People Too

As I am working my way through not always deferring to consultants and experts, I am crossing another frontier that I avoided at all costs. I never socialized with upper management. My mindset focused...

Christmas Party 0

Christmas Party: On Site vs Off Site

Lately my partner in crime and I have been butting heads on every topic imaginable. Server management, networking, and change control policies. It has gotten so out of hand that we are now having...

Trust Your Own Instinct 4

Trust Your Instincts

Although I’ve been in IT for many years, I naturally defer to those I perceive as subject matter experts. This group includes vendors, consultants, and more seasoned co-workers. Over the weekend, deference and my...

Dodging Responsibilities 0

How I Dodged Responsibility With One Phrase

Chet and I have been working together for over three years at our current job and a year at our previous one. When he brought me in, he claimed I could “walk on water”....

Good Morning Smiley Face 0

My New Morning Ritual Challenge

When the cafeteria re-opened, I had not adjusted my commute for the extra few minutes I needed to get back to my office on time. I started jogging toward the cafeteria and was spotted...

Pancakes and Maple Syrup 0

My New Morning Ritual

A few weeks ago when I strolled into work, I felt like Elsa in Frozen moments after her coronation. She and her sister Anna smelled chocolate. I too wondered, “What is that amazing smell?”...