Last week my son Zack’s car broke down on the way to work.
This was the first of a small avalanche of problems:
- He rescheduled all of his shoots for the next day and dropped his car off at the mechanic.
- He drove 30 miles to my house to borrow my car.
- The next morning, he woke up to my car having a flat tire. Continue reading
Every manager needs to schedule time to reflect on the current week and to plan for the upcoming week.
Some people like to do this on the weekends or on Sunday nights. I’ve done that in the past until I figured out that working all the time wasn’t sustainable.
Now I schedule this time during the workweek. For me, Friday afternoon is the ideal time to review the current week and to plan for the upcoming week. I have a permanent 2 hour window blocked out on my calendar for this.
I cut a hole in my perfectly fine living room wall this past weekend.
It all started when my wife and I decided we needed a dog door. After some research, I found the Hale Pet Wall Door and thought “I can install this.” After all, their website says, “Any person with a working knowledge of power tools and basic home construction can install the Hale Pet Door.”
How hard could it be? Continue reading
New home – new mortgage – no job.
About 10 years ago, my wife and I had just purchased a house (again), when I received an unexpected call from my boss.
“Steve…I’m going to have to let you go. This isn’t working out.”
With a new mortgage, plenty of home repair projects lined up and a boatload of bills, I was not a happy camper.
But, this wasn’t the first time I had lost a job so I knew what to do. Continue reading