Category Archives: Professional

Categories regarding my professional life

Lower the stress – cut the interruptions

I found a simple way to lower the stress in my life and be more effective at my work. It’s something you may not consider from a tech-guy like me, but after several weeks, I find myself more productive and … Continue reading

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Keep Sticking Out Your Hand!

If you do nothing else this year, keep sticking out your hand and saying hello to new people! I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it (since it took me so long to get it through my thick … Continue reading

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Social Media: Keep it Simple S*****

The key to keeping me engaged with most things is to keep it fun and simple. As you probably noted from my last article, I gave up on Foursquare because it was neither simple, and it there was no reward … Continue reading

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New York Anxiety

I have to admit that I have never been thrilled with the thought of going to New York City. I can’t really put my finger on it. Perhaps it was the fact that driving and parking were terrible (how is … Continue reading

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Inspiration From a Tree

I am inspired by the crab apple tree in the front yard. Each spring it is the centerpiece of our “estate” with white flowers all over. That lasts about a week, then it goes to work producing fruit. While some … Continue reading

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New Job

I’m happy to say that my “time off” was short lived. I now work for Service-now.com. The company makes IT Service Management software. This is the software I used as part of the newly reformed Plexus Service Desk team a … Continue reading

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Transition Time

I am unemployed. There, I said it (or wrote it.) Monday I went to work like any other day. I took out my laptop, opened it up, started to prepare the weekly service desk reports and my boss ducked his … Continue reading

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Teach Yourself WordPress

If you’ve ever wanted to start a blog and don’t know where to start, I’ve got a solution for you. My podcasting co-host, Kreg Steppe, and I have just completed work on “Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes“. Look … Continue reading

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2010 Goal – Thank You

2009 is at an end and it’s time to start looking to 2010 and self-improvement goals. Last year’s goal was to get in touch (and keep in touch) with people. I feel I accomplished that thanks to help from friends, … Continue reading

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You can’t always get what you want

This past week I was reminded that you don’t always get what you want and in doing so you have a choice of your reaction. My daughters and I were going through a website with funny pictures of people and … Continue reading

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