Mapping What to Why

This is an adaptation of the ‘Ice Breaker’ speech that I’m giving in the Toastmasters group at work that I just joined. It’s kind of just me talking about me. The ‘Ice Breaker’ speech, and a personal blog are generally two places where that’s acceptable, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I like pictures. I like drawing pictures of people and creatures that I invent, but I also like using pictures understand abstract ideas, so today I’m going to explain what I do and why I do it with some pictures. Continue reading Mapping What to Why

Five Pickets a Day

tl;dr Get things done, one step at a time.

We live in a world of prolific information. That information includes wisdom and good advice. All we have to do is filter out the bad, but most of the time, even when we get to the good and relevant, we’re just not ready to hear it. We hear things selectively or we hear and then forget, not making the change or taking the action that would improve our situations. Yet, sometimes the weirdest things stick with us. Continue reading Five Pickets a Day