Daily Archives: September 18, 2011

A simple request if you read this post

I’m often amazed at how small the world is. I’m sure you have discovered it as well when you are thousands of miles from home and accidentally bump into someone you know.

It also amazes me at times at how many people I get to know from around the world who follow my work in the IT management space.

Here is my request, , ,
Post a short comment to this post and include your city and country to let me know where you are reading this post from.

Today is Sunday, September 18th so it will be interesting to see how many comments we get, where they come from, and for how long people will read and comment to support my little “just for fun” test.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I sit down to have a career counseling session with an employee, one of the questions I usually ask is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a question I ask myself at least once every year, , , typically at the end of the year when I develop my New Year resolutions.

My wife has a simple answer to this, “I don’t care what you become, , , I just want you to grow up.”

It’s beneficial to give this and other self assessment questions some thought from time to time.

Today, I’m a small business owner, , , this never really occurred to me in my 20’s or 30’s, , , but for some reason I began thinking more and more about working for myself in my early 40’s. I see this happening with many who I see turn 40, , , they start thinking more about what they want to accomplish in life.

Take 5 minutes a day for 30 days to think about what you want to be in 3 to 5 years. Jot down a few of your thoughts, , , ideas of what you need to do to get there, , , what it is you like to do if money were no issue, , , etc.

Jump out of the box and let yourself dream a bit.

Dreams are what awakens the inner desire of a person to do something more than he is doing today.

Dreams are what creates a hunger to become more than what you are.

Dreams are the start of what could be something big.

Better yet, , , do some dreaming or have some “what if” discussions with your inner circle to explore the possibilities of the future.

In today’s world with technology what it is, , , you can do almost anything.

Dream on!!