The Fire Inside

We often discuss how career may affect our family or family life, but have you ever thought about how family influence affects career? Think about the influence your parents had / have on your life.  What lessons, if any, did you learn from watching the way your parents approached career? How did those observations affect…

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Two Nerds on a Journey

When is the last time you embarked on a journey?  A journey is likened to a lengthy adventure with a number of challenges to overcome along the way which result in personal development.  Movies like Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey or Journey to the Center of the Earth serve as excellent illustrations of what a journey might…

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Get Crafty with Career Progression

A recent discussion with a friend inspired this post. Whether you are a workaholic, forced to work overtime each week, or never take work home, when is the last time you stopped to reflect on career?  It seems to be something many of us consistently overlook.  Working on career progression through an iterative, routine process…

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DFW SpiceCorps – A 2017 Year in Review

Regardless of your field, if you aren’t a member of a professional networking group / community, I hope 2018 will be the year you choose to get involved.  There are powerful benefits to your career for participating. I’m the kind of guy who participates in IT communities and happen to be the co-leader of the…

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A Letter to the Dreamer – Be Brave Enough

When is the last time you remember having a dream of some sort of achievement?  Maybe it was what you wanted to be when you grew up as of Kindergarten graduation, or perhaps it was something else.  Are the young the only ones who dream? Are they the only ones who would pursue a dream? …

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The Power of Finding Your Community

I remember attending the VMUG UserCon in Dallas / Fort Worth for the first time back in 2013 and hearing Damian Karlson speak about vBrownBag.  At the time I had never heard of vBrownBag, but one thing that really hit me was his mention of community.  When he said “the community” he meant the virtualization…

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When the End User Saves the Day

The work day is almost over when you’re interrupted with an emergency.  A certain time sensitive financial function of one of your information systems isn’t working.  As luck would have it, the error is something you’ve never seen.  And the business is counting on you to fix it quickly, or this could be a very…

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