It’s a blessing to know what you want to do in life. It’s a burden to believe you can do it.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing what I’ve wanted to do with my life since I was very young. I’ve had the burden of believing I can, in fact, achieve what I’ve wanted to do as well.
I’ve wanted to be a writer (creator) for as long as I can remember. I am guessing, since 7 or 8 years old, the dream has been there. I put it off for a long time and have squandered some opportunities as well. But, I’ve also been blessed and fortunate to have taken major steps (published articles and two books) to achieving my dream. Continue reading “The Blessing of Knowing The Burden of Believing”
“without any exaggeration whatsoever, I will say that Mathew really captured the audience’s attention as well as *any* speaker we’ve had in 13 years… I would *highly* recommend Mathew as a speaker for the Chapter meeting or any of the satellite meetings…”
That testimonial quote is from the person who booked me to speak for PMI in Pasadena (Project Management Institute) last month. That was his email introducing me to the Los Angeles Program Director… emphasis (bold and asterisks) his! From that email, I’ve been booked to two more engagements – same organization.
I NEVER post personal challenges or conflict online. It’s unhelpful and adds no value. Everyone has rough days. Contrary to popular opinion… I’m no different. That email came during a particularly rough day! Sorry… no details to offer… but it changed the tone of my day… no… my week!
A Kind Word
The other day, my daughter and I were shopping for groceries. The cashier, a gentleman who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting before, was his typical, high-energy self. I said, “I LOVE your attitude. When you are working I go out of my way to go through your line – even when the line is longer. I just want some of that energy!”
He thanked me and said, “Hey… there are a lot of soul-suckers out there. I don’t want to be one of those!“
Take time to notice someone who has done a great job or demonstrates an amazing attitude! Thank them! And, then, be that person! Don’t be a soul-sucker!
About Facebook’s New Terms, Privacy Settings and More
I just got the Facebook email where they are updating their terms and policies and introducing privacy basics.
What I know about this is that it will (already does) create a flurry of status updates that sound/appear something like.
“This lengthy, rambling, pseudo-legalese blah blah blah – protects me from the monster that is Facebook, Zuckerberg, and the CIA. Blah blah blah. And by posting it, I declare that I am a sovereign nation!”
ABSTRACT: This blog post covers security concerns over Facebook Messenger but also covers security, technology and philosophy/policy.
This question – or something like it – has come up with clients and friends a LOT lately. Mostly due to Facebook separating functionality from their main app into two apps. The Facebook App (your timeline and stream of photos) and Messenger – an app focused on direct person(s) to person(s) chatting.
I coach people and I do it well. I guess I am known as a bit of a hard-ass. I don’t coddle my clients and I do NOT tolerate inactivity or poor effort!
And apparently, I have a pretty strong leadership quotient. That’s a fancy way of saying that I often am asked to – or end up – leading projects and people due to force of personality and decisiveness.
However, a bi-product of dispensing with advice that is clearly in my wheelhouse – playing to my strengths – is that readers and those I coach get the impression that I do everything well; that I never feel down or depressed, anxious, fearful, lack confidence, get angry, or deal with frustration – at myself and others. Continue reading “The many things I don’t do well”