what can you do that you will be proud of next year.

What are your predictions for the year?  I don’t know about you, but my year is already starting out in a wild and crazy way (more news on that soon)…. I love New Year’s because it’s such a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed; I can look back on how far […]

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Becoming a Manager

good things come to those who wait - actually - good things come to those who work like crazy and never give up

Becoming a Manager As I’ve said before on this blog: when I started my career, it was never my intention to become a manager. I always wanted to be a software engineer (and one day an architect or principal engineer), and I worked really hard to deepened my technical knowledge  as I possibly could. I […]

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Overcoming Self-Doubt

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it - Peter Pan

Hello there! I was a bit late with my post last week – it has been a little bit crazy in my world; but I am back on schedule today with my Wednesday posts.  And this one is one of the better ones I used to have some major procrastination issues and as I have […]

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Becoming Indispensable

if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door

Have you ever worked on a project with other people, really felt like you gave it your all, and then were passed up or received less recognition then you thought you deserved? This happened to me early on in my career. I had been on a project with 5 people, and after the feature shipped […]

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the meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck - tony robbins quote

I consider myself to be truly lucky. You might not expect me to feel that way, given my background. I grew up very poor; sometimes we couldn’t afford food.  My mom was a single mom who worked as a waitress, so raising two children was a challenge on a very limited income.  The area where […]

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