Rewards

It’s always interesting to me how the most unexpected events can sometimes be so positive… and cause for reflection.  This week, I had one of those unexpected things happen to me. A colleague and friend of mine instant messaged me earlier this week.  He informed me that, although I didn’t know it yet, I was going to be his mentor.  I was surprised to say the least.  It’s not a role I’ve been asked to fill before. I quickly racked my brain to try and figure out how/why I would be considered his mentor.  Granted, work has a mentoring program, but I couldn’t quite connect how I would be his mentor.  He’s a smart guy.  What could I possibly have to […]

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Reputation

How many of you have heard the old cliche’ about the guy looking for a job?  He goes in to apply and the boss says, “You’re perfect, except we need someone with more experience.” The guy says, “How am I supposed to get experience unless I get the job?” The boss says, “Don’t try to confuse me with logic.  Just come back when you’ve got more experience.” Well, I think the old cliche’ goes something like that, anyway.  I tend to ignore cliche’s for the most part, except to try and avoid them.  But, for the purpose of this article, I think it’s important to draw on one of the old favorites. But why bother?  Don’t worry, I’m getting to that… […]

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I’m Committed

Yes, that’s right… I’m committed.  Now before you jump up and shout “It’s about time!  I’ve been saying you should be committed for years…”, I’ve got to break the sad news that it’s not that kind of committed. The committed I’m talking about today is the commitment to The Writing Show’s “First Chapter Contest”.  I know I said I would be doing it; heck I even challenged the other SWNers just to put some additional pressure on myself (or was it on them?  I’m never quite clear on that point).  So what’s the big newsflash? Well… I went ahead and paid my entry fee.  Pretty heady stuff!  And no, I haven’t actually submitted my first chapter yet, but I will.  Honest! The […]

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