I want you to choose to write. What should you write about? It doesn’t matter, but start with what you know. Once you start, the world is your oyster. Continue reading
I had the honor of writing my first article for the Huffington Post on finding your path and pursuing it with every fiber of your being:
“You may never become a programmer, but I hope you choose to give it a shot. If you decide at some point it’s not for you, choose to try something else. Repeat the cycle until you find your passion. Choose to pursue it. Make time for it.”
Read the whole article “You May Never Become A Programmer” on Huffington Post.
Recently I had a discussion on LinkedIn where a developer said that almost everyone in the world uses Windows.
While that may be true, I don’t agree that it means as developers we should also use Windows machines as our primary machines. What OS do you develop on?
Sometimes I don’t like to read blog posts or articles all the way through, which is why I like bullet points and posts that are broken up by large-font, short headings. What about you?
Yesterday I listened to this TED talk on the way home and it hit me pretty hard.
Drew Dudley explains that the title of leader shouldn’t be set aside for those extraordinary few who create monolithic events, organizations or communities, but that leaders are simply people who create lollipop moments in the lives of others.
A lot of times I feel like I have to strive to be one of those extraordinary few, when I overlook the little things, like truly listening in a conversation, unintentionally helping others connect or sharing a nugget of truth.
There were two questions that really felt like I needed to lay into my life framework:
- What am I doing to make room for possible lollipop moments?
- What lollipop moments have I not thanked others for creating in my life?
Take 6 minutes to watch this and let the truth of it soak in.
This question was once a driving force in my life and I finally realized: What everyone else had to say or think about what I had to say or think shouldn’t have been a factor as to whether I expressed it.
Write. Speak. Express Your Thoughts. Do so knowing that at best there is high achievement and at worst you failed daring greatly. Continue reading
I think the concept of multi-tasking is bogus. Far to often as human beings we think we’re masters of time because we can do two things at once, when in reality we’re really just doing two things each at less than half our capacity. Continue reading
Startup Vitamins has quickly become my go-to source for coffee mugs, T-shirts and posters with inspirational business and startup quotes. Read on for a 30% off coupon and a chance to win a mug of your choice! Continue reading
Like anyone else, I have a lot of things going on. Between work, home and my personal time, I have to carve out time to do anything else. That’s not to say I don’t have it, but I have to be intentional about how I spend it. This means having to say “Thank you, but I can’t help with that right now”. Continue reading
The Setup is a “collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done.” So I created an extensive writeup of the things that help me get my job done. Continue reading