What Tools I Use for My Personal KMS

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Feel free to steal my secret sauce, or in this case, tools I previously talked about creating a Knowledge Management System or a KMS which is about creating a system that manages all of the knowledge we consume every day in an orderly way. To recap, a KMS has three modes — Data Capture, Data Workspace, and Reference. Data Capture … Read more

40 Thoughts on Being 40

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Feel free to steal what thoughts you find interesting and apply them in your own way. I had planned to write this piece after I turned 40 last year in August. Before starting, I thought I would finish this quickly and uneventfully just like my birthday. Surprisingly, I had writer’s block and had to postpone … Read more

Procrastination Isn’t Laziness

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It’s easy to put ourselves down rather than thinking things through objectively. Procrastination is all too common for me. I’ve procrastinated throughout my whole life, from the time when I was in school and even now in my work. Even this same blog post you are reading now, I’ve procrastinated starting for a while. I’ve … Read more

From Grit to Growth

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As sandpaper grit makes the hardest wood smooth, so does pressure make diamonds. Here’s an uncomfortable truth: I don’t really see myself as a good writer. More often than not I feel like I have imposter syndrome. Sometimes it takes me a while to finish a piece because I get writer’s block. And I also … Read more

7 Tips That Will Make You Valuable at Work

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My start in the corporate world can be considered mundane. After graduating college, I couldn’t find a job that utilized my intended profession (I was an electronics engineer) so I started to work with IT, first in a startup as a software developer. During that time I worked with multiple hats (typical of a pioneer … Read more