You Are A Story Waiting To Be Told

Gen. Colin Powell, the first African American to serve as the US Secretary of State, once told of a story about the immigrant vendor selling hotdogs in the streets of New York. Being a New Yorker and an immigrant himself, he understood the challenges of being an immigrant, much so as an African American. Every […]

Intentionally Ignoring the Inessential

I’ve skipped a couple of weeks of blog posts in preparation for my presentations at SQL Server Live last week in Orlando. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make up for the lost time. I don’t want to claim that I have an OCD but most people think I do. Let me explain. I was raised […]

How Does Your Personal Growth Plan Look Like?

This is a response to Michael Hyatt’s (blog | Twitter) and John Maxwell’s (blog | Twitter) blog post on reaching our fullest potential. In 2003, I have had the privilege of attending Dr. John C. Maxwell’s conference in Manila, Philippines because I was part of the event hosts’ production staff (being a volunteer sound engineer […]

How Much Did Your Word Cost? Or Earned?

“We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.” -Abraham Lincoln- We live in a society where it’s easy to just forget about what we promised – customer satisfaction guarantee, warranty coverage, and even a simple promise made to an employee or spouse. I was just […]

Did I Screw Up?

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin Did I… send my boss on a different flight destination? miscalculate the quarterly budget? lag on my New year`s resolutions? miss a project deadline? fail my final exam? skip on my fitness program? burn the toast? let my kids down? Don’t […]