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The Idea of Perfection

I enjoy painting when I get time and am in a creative mood. Landscapes in oils mostly. Not a professional by any means, but I do try my best and always try to learn something new. Perhaps a new technique for painting clouds or trees or focusing more on how light and shadow play on the canvas, getting…… Continue reading The Idea of Perfection

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The Wisdom of Silence

A wise man once said nothing. I saw this quote a while back, and found that it really spoke to me.  As an inherent quiet and somewhat introverted person, I can identify with the deeper meaning.  I’ve been around, worked with, and worked for people who loved to brag and boast.  Listening to these people,…… Continue reading The Wisdom of Silence

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Focus on What You Can Do

I’m a firm believer in adopting a mindset that looks at what can be done.  I see opportunities to learn and grow everywhere, if we choose to see them that way.  In work and life, I’ve known many that would see challenges as opportunities to overcome, and I’ve known many that see what can’t be…… Continue reading Focus on What You Can Do

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The Little Pieces of Life

Some of my great childhood memories included building and playing with Lego sets.  These bright and colorful building blocks could be pieced together to build elaborate and complex objects.  You could follow the provided instructions to build something straight out the box, or as I obtained more and more sets, I would combine all the…… Continue reading The Little Pieces of Life

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Internship: Getting Experience

I was asked recently from a college student about how to get an internship position, and took some time to share my advice and recommendations.  One of the problems in the business and technology world is entry level positions do not seem to be truly entry level in terms of requirements.  Many entry level positions…… Continue reading Internship: Getting Experience

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Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions.  Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure.  People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

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Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly

One great method for gauging success is whether or not an individual has set and achieved goals.  Goals can be personal, professional, or some combination of each.  In an interview, prospective employers will want to see your accomplishments.  What did you achieve in past positions?  What is common for those who are successful is that…… Continue reading Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly