Candid thoughts and meager ramblings from our Founder. We hope you find something here that makes your chasm leap a little easier.
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"My beliefs about life and spiritually may morph and change over time… that's ok. The key for me is appreciating and accepting those fluid beliefs as mine and no one else's. No judgment. No apology."
On Job Satisfaction
"Experience has taught me that accepting a job offer is not a permanent decision. If you choose to take the job and you are unhappy, you are free to leave and find another. If you take the job and realize you love it, no harm done. Enjoy yourself."
"I don't like hearing people say, "I'm not creative." Everyone is creative. Creativity isn't an artistic expression, it's a process of analysis, application, and outcome. That may be the process of moving from an empty canvas to paint to framed artwork on a wall. It may be moving from a flat piece of sheet metal to cutting and welding to an installed balcony railing. Or that process may be moving from an empty spreadsheet to numbers and formulas to a YoY budget analysis. Creativity applies to everything and everyone is creative!"
On Job Interviews
"Keep in mind that interviewers (typically just the hiring managers) are rarely experts at interviewing. Their expertise lies in finance or marketing or development or engineering... some profession that isn't 'assessing candidates through conversation.' When you have an awkward interview, you may have been sensing their own discomfort with the process. As the candidate, it's part of your role to put the interviewer at ease with your casual charm and excellent credentials."