Posts Tagged ‘life

19
Dec
12

Trying to get the monkey off my back pt. 1

He weighs a ton. I am sick of him. I have nicknamed him “Andy”. He will not go away. He started off as a new born but over the past 4 years, he has grown into a full 65 pound adult monkey.  Can you imagine carrying all of that extra weight on your back along with your current weight? You would think I would have lost a couple of pounds so the weight of the monkey would  not seem so heavy. Instead, I gained weight and added more pounds. So with the monkey and my extra weight, I am a hot mess.

 

For 2013, my goal is to get him off of my back. First, I will start small and put him on a diet so he can lose some weight. That will make him manageable as I carry him around. Secondly, I will pass the monkey to someone else. Check out this great article from Harvard Business Review that asks the question, “Who’s Got The Monkey?”. I really do not care who has him just as long as he is not on my back. Lastly, when he shows up (oh he will), I will not let him set up residence. I will make sure of that. I will gladly hand him over to the next able body to carry him around.

22
Jun
12

8 a ha moments the Oklahoma city thunder lost taught me

  1. Keep fighting even when the odds are against you.
  2. Don’t listen to people who say, “its not your time yet.”
  3. Know your strengths and play to them.
  4. Its not over, until you give up.
  5. Passion can carry you a long way.
  6. Step out of your comfort zone; this is the only way you will grow.
  7. Make adjustments as you go along.
  8. You may get knocked down but you are not knocked out.

OKC…you played a great game….the best is yet to come!

07
Sep
11

Time Waits for No One

Look up the word “time” in a dictionary and there are several meanings to its usage as a noun, adjective or verb. As I come upon a “time” in my life and I think back to a year ago, I can ask the question, “where has all the time gone?”  A girlfriend of mine and her boyfriend just celebrated their one year anniversary as to when they first met. I am sure they are saying “time sure does fly when you are having fun!”  Of course, there are so many idioms and phrases for “time”, but I digressed. I feel I am always running out of time. There are some days where “there is not enough time in a day;”  then days where “I can’t find enough time;” and of course days where “I have too much time.”  Can I have a love/hate relationship with time?  Coud it be that I am not managing “time” well enough and that’s why I am always running out of it?  Some days, “time” has a life of its own and I ask myself “where has all the time gone?”  But “time”does not discriminate; it is an equal opportunity offender and it continues to move whether I like it or not. Can I slow down “time”? Short answer, no; I just need to work with “time” and make sure I am maximizing it effectively. Because at the end of the day, I really know don’t know how much “time” I have left.

18
Aug
10

Walking through the fire

I could not predict this and neither could the clairvoyant reader I recently paid $100 to take a look into my future and give me a timeline as to when I will be employed full-time. The clairvoyant reader did confirm what I already knew; that I was going through a “transformation”.   Uh, do not think I needed to have paid $100 for that piece of information.

 As I contemplate a career change, I find myself asking the question, “how did I end up here?” Being in this position sucks! For a type A personality whose driven to succeed, it is a major blow to my inflated ego. This is not a coincidence but a true testament that I am where I am suppose to be in my life whether I like it or not. I constantly remind myself, I am not alone in my quest to find full-time employment however, I am alone to discover my “purpose” and the lessons that I am to takeaway from this. 

 Walking through the fire has been an extraordinary journey for me. I have days where I dodge the fire, days where I distinguish the fire and days where the fire leaves me in ashes. On those days, I take the defeat, then I metamorphosis into another form of myself, pick myself up and keep on moving on.

 I have several friends who continue to tell me, that I will get through this. The person that I become once I do get through the fire, is the person I am looking forward to meeting.




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