Keeping Yourself Sharp

Many years ago I worked in a warehouse, and in one of my many roles there I was working on a sorting station. This involved scanning barcodes of products from one container to another. It was boring, time-consuming work and you couldn’t just churn through it and take off for a break! More containers could turn Read More

Writing About Not Knowing What To Write About

Even though I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, it’s still pretty tricky to think of something to write every day. Whenever I bring up this topic with my wife, her response is “do you really need to write every single day?”, to which my answer is no, not really. But do I want to Read More

Get Away From The Desk!

Every work day I take my lunch and go to the local park. While not everybody may have the luxury of a park near their workplace, everyone does have the luxury of at least one scheduled break time a day. So many times I’ve seen people sitting at their desk with their lunches, scrolling on their Read More

Trying To Keep Up With Everything Is Hard

Time! It is on my mind a lot lately. I’ve got several different projects at work and keeping on top of them is proving challenging. Time constraints! And at home I have a fair amount of studying to do. The Predictive Analytics Nanodegree, for instance. Although I’m prioritising that as it has set deadlines, I’d still Read More

Learning Teaches Us How Little We Really Know

The more you learn, the more you realise how much there is left to learn. I was reminded of this important lesson today when I was trying to use a smarter way to populate an Excel report and came up against some challenges. Even though the way I was preparing the report was much better than Read More

STRESS! Sometimes It’s Just Physical

Last week I was suffering from some minor neck pain. Normally I would have associated this with stress, but while I have been putting pressure on myself to learn new things at a greater pace than before, I didn’t feel particularly stressed, so I found this puzzling. In these cases, a couple of good nights’ sleep Read More

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff (And It’s All Small Stuff)

Yes, this post title has been directly pinched from the title (and subtitle) of a very famous book; Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. If you don’t have this book, you should make a point to pick it up. If you do have this book, I encourage you to read it or re-read it.

Your Career Is Made Up Of Life And Business Skills

One of my hopes for this blog, and generally the content I share here, is that it may help others who find themselves somewhere on the same path as I am. That may be where they’ve learned enough Excel to be able to list it as one of their skills, and they want to know where Read More