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Stalled Career? The pit.

December 22, 2015 Leave a comment

We have all been there at some point. The feeling that your sweet gig has become just another career dead end. Lifehacker offers four tips to tell when this is happening.

All good pieces of advice. However, I can’t help but to think they forgot a key one. That is the “pit.” The “pit of doom” (PoD) that lives in your stomach day everyday you go in and sometimes the day before. the PoD makes you say things, “like I would rather stick my hand in a bag of poisonous snakes than go into work today” or “I hope I get hit by bus, so I can get out of it.” Extreme, yes, but we have all been there.

The PoD kind of looks like Sarlaac from the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Sarlacc-Pit

From time-to-time, we have the PoD, but it matters how often and how intense. Sure it could be the burrito from the food cart or the dread that you will spend the next few decades toiling on this unfulfilled venture.

Its sometimes difficult to tell if it is the PoD or just a little bit of anxiety. A few questions can help.

  1. How intense is the PoD?
  2. How frequent do I feel this way?
  3. Is there a particular thing (performance reviews, missed project deadline) that is making me feel this way?  Will it go away?

Remember to answer honestly. You know yourself…..kinda. It is sort of like being the “One” you just know.

 

A brief thought on Writing

December 20, 2015 Leave a comment

….Sometimes “done” now is better than “perfect” but never completed.

Cyber security Predictions via Inc.

December 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Too titillating not to post, this article  from Inc. came across my Facebook feed. I found the predictions interesting and scary. I think infrastructure hacking is going to become a “thing” in 2016.

Changes

December 16, 2015 Leave a comment

For sometime, I have been thinking about changing this blog to reflect new interests and where I want to go.  I have other commitments tonight, but it is going to happen in the next few days.

While, I will still write about training and development topics (which always have a place), U of P, and etc., I am going to start shifting focus to technology and related topics. I am anticipating this change will be personally and professionally advantageous.

Changes!

“Changes, Turn and face the strange” and do so boldly.

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Back on Track!

December 16, 2015 Leave a comment

I got off-track with my courses at University of the People (UofP). Not hard to do. A few things happened – without consistent internet over Thanksgiving, 2 birthdays, and the beginning transition of another life changing event (Not ready to provide details).

Easy to get off-track. Got back on and recommitted myself. I think it is very important to continually recommit. I spent a few hours working on posts and writing last night and intend to do so tonight again.

Learning is not too hard, life getting in the way doesn’t make it too easy though. If something is easy, then everyone would do it.

So, I am recommitting to my coursework and pursuit of programming, technology, and information technology. Done.

Time to work on posts.