Prepare for Lay Offs

I saw a meme last week that said, “The words ‘Coronavirus is gone’ is starting to sound a lot like ‘You’ve won the lottery!’”  From day to day, coronavirus continues to affect our decisions.  People have changed how they work, shop, exercise, socialize, and worship.  Many businesses are dramatically impacted.  Some have closed down permanently, and others are reducingContinue reading “Prepare for Lay Offs”

Start With Why

In Start With Why author Simon Sinek helps leaders understand that a clear Why is foundational to business. Your Why should shape how you do what you do.  It should be at the core of every pursuit.  Taking action that is triggered by the emotional flex of a profound Why will result in on-point marketing that connects you with partnersContinue reading “Start With Why”

Fall Forward

In IT it’s common knowledge that when system changes are made, you should always have a backout plan. This way you can revert to a known good configuration or version should a failure occur.  However, this is not always desirable.  Let me explain… Before changes are made in production, they are tested in a lower environment or labContinue reading “Fall Forward”

How to Build Integrity

Last week I was putting up Christmas decorations.  In particular, I was swapping out some Thanksgiving decor from an herb window I have above my kitchen sink.  That window is also where I’ve placed my mom’s Swarovski crystal figurines that I inherited.  She loved them, and since I have only managed to keep one plantContinue reading “How to Build Integrity”

Why I’m Obsessed with Fixer Upper

Having committed to its fourth season after being introduced less than three years ago, it’s clear that Fixer Upper is a big success. I love catching it on marathon and letting it play in the background while I clean house, play with the kids and prepare food. I really enjoy this show and I’m notContinue reading “Why I’m Obsessed with Fixer Upper”

Get a Side Hustle

My journey to abundance is taking all sorts of unexpected twists and turns. It started with going underwater on my mortgage, took a detour into credit card and car loan territory, explored high end consumerism and then crossed into Ramsey land with the precise goal of getting debt free. I have also downsized my belongings,Continue reading “Get a Side Hustle”

Run to Challenges & Take Accountability

Sometimes at  work we get presented with problems that we don’t want to deal with.  It reminds me of when I was in the school and I would look down to avoid eye contact if the teacher asked a question I wasn’t prepared to answer.  Similarly this can happen at work.  A problem occurs andContinue reading “Run to Challenges & Take Accountability”

Getting Things Done & Email Productivity

David Allen believes he mastered the art of Getting Things Done.  In his book, he puts forward some valuable tips.  One in particular is how to handle email.  Before I outline his email process, however, I will explain his philosophy regarding stress free productivity.  As I applied several of his techniques, my own stress decreased,Continue reading “Getting Things Done & Email Productivity”