In August and September, work sent me one of their headquarters officers in Belgium for training on the product we support as part of an effort to foster more collaboration between the Support teams in Europe and the US. I was there for two weeks, with a "gap weekend" in Paris visiting a dear friend … Continue reading (Personal) What I Brought Back From Europe
Yesterday's Infomagical challenge was to have a conversation at least seven minutes long with someone about a topic important to you, either over the phone or in person. So...how was it? Was it harder than you thought it would be? Easier? What did you talk about? And did you learn anything from the conversation? I … Continue reading (#Infomagical) Day 5: One Priority
Yesterday's challenge was to avoid any meme, article, video or other link that didn't take you closer to your information goal. For me, that was making sure that any content I consumed online made me a better and more focused storyteller. I'm not going to lie, this was the hardest challenge this week; I didn't … Continue reading (#Infomagical) Day 4: The Art of Conversation
Yesterday's Infomagical Challenge centered around the joy of tidying up your phone. The idea was to take a look at every app on your smartphone and think about whether or not it made you happy and productive. If it didn't, see ya! The app is gone and your home screen is a little less cluttered. … Continue reading (#Infomagical) Day 3: You Shall Not Pass, Meme!
Yesterday for the Infomagical Challenge we were supposed to single-task: throughout the day, we choose ONE thing to do and carry out that task to completion. For those of us who are really used to bouncing around from webpage to Word to chat program, it might have been pretty difficult. How did you do? What … Continue reading (#Infomagical) Day 2: The Minimalist Phone
Last week was an overwhelming one. The carpool I had shared with a friend had just ended when he took a new position at work, so I was back to travelling to my job by Caltrain. I hadn't expected it to be a big adjustment, but it turns out it was. The fact that the … Continue reading Simplifying the Work