It’s Thanksgiving 2020. I’m chilling at my in-laws house for a few days while I’m off work. Here I spend 99% of my time on a sofa that I seem to be magnetically attracted to. This is the place and time where checking my Instagram doesn’t feel like a crime. The posts are the same as usual. Some wow me. Some fill me with envy. Some fill me with wanderlust. Some annoy me. Some drive me crazy. But today they hit different.
The Variety Show w/ Michael & Robert Ep. 007
This week Michael & Robert try to conquer the podcasting Okay Plateau (4:40), make sense of downtown wind power generation (17:05), learn why they’re special (i.e. not average) (30:00) and have a healthy discussion about the microbiome. (47:53) (Plus we learn that Michael can’t read 😳)
That day in September was hot. After the speed-walk from the front of the park through the maze of barriers littered throughout Epcot we were covered in sweat. We were racing to the standby line where we hoped to hear news of people no-showing for their reservations. What happened next changed my perspective on life.
The Variety Show w/ Michael & Robert Ep. 006
I had decided making stuff was worth it so I started. Then came the doubts. I was ready to walk away. Except I didn’t.
Here’s how I stopped my brain from freaking out and kept going.
The Variety Show w/ Michael & Robert Ep. 005
I’ve been creating Youtube videos for a month now, since November 8th, 2021. They have been vlogs of 2-10 minutes in length. Here are my observations 1 month in it.
I believe reflection is an important part of personal growth. Rather than reflect on successes and failures alone. This is a exercise in reflection structured around by personal priorities.
What to do About That Feeling That You’re Not Going Fast Enough
2 MAJOR Adjustments to Make When You are Promoted to Manager Transition from a ‘doer’ to a ‘manager’ is difficult. Books have been written about
I improve a process and I share the process with the team. Everyone wins. I create a tool or automate something that’s usually done manually?
Project management is story telling. When I think of great authors in history, I think of big brained creatives, creatives who were more like hippies than like me (in my day-time form that I assume between 9-5 Monday to Friday). When you’re managing a project you’re the author ✍️. You’re the nexus of information that ties the multiple threads of information across dimensions of time, space and people together. The publisher may have solicited you to write a particular type of book, but when it comes to the implementation of that vision, it’s you as the project manager that has the power to make it successful or to let is crash and burn and fall out of the eyes of historians eager for an excuse to document your work.
I like to talk a lot, but I’m not the best communicator. How can I have better, more impactful communication?
Everyone is the protagonist in their story. If we all interacted respectfully with the NPCs in our lives, the world would be a better place.