The effectiveness of any manager is inversely proportional to the amount of time that his or her door is closed.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
The level and volume of reading and writing in my PhD program ramps up with each class. Rather than look upon the work, along with the time commitment, as a burden, I see it as part of my journey to become proficient and prodigious in scholarly writing.
Malcolm Gladwell has postulated that it takes about 10,000 hours of repetitions to become an expert at anything - I see the doctoral journey in this light.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Perfection is rarely achieved; however, when it is, it generally arrives as a surprising confluence of events and circumstances. That perfect meal, that perfect speech, that perfect moment...
Let the journey be the journey; don't try to perfect the past, present, or future, but instead seek to progress and evolve naturally.
Monday, June 18, 2012
20 months ago I headed to Texas and left my wife and daughter in NY so my daughter could stay in school there, sell our house, etc. It's been a LONG time. I've jokingly called it my 20 month exile, but that's over.
It's been a huge monetary and personal sacrifice having to maintain two households 1,800 miles apart, but it was worth it for all of us. My daughter begins school this August at the University of Texas at San Antonio's Honors College as a Biology major.
I look forward to our new life and all the opportunities, adventure, and fun ahead.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
All too often we choose to say "no" because it's easy and expeditious. We make excuses in defense of our "no" - it costs too much money, I don't have enough time, I'll do it later, etc., etc... This is a very sad way to live life - turning down passions, dreams, love, excitement, happiness, and all the other good things that life has to offer, all because it's easier to say "no."
Say "yes" to your life. Start doing the things that you want to do, make a living the way you want to make it, and embrace your passions. Quit saying "no."