Archives for the month of: October, 2014

This was my first read of any material by Jen Hatmaker. Interrupted was recommended to me by two other individuals, so I worked my way through it. Read the rest of this entry »

I found this sitting as a draft. Thought to dust it off… Today’s (Aug. 30, 2014) Daily Prompt: Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

I remember Jane Fonda and the many hours I spent doing her exercise videos. Loved them! Those videos were good, and she was (and continues to be) right. Read the rest of this entry »

This is post #3 regarding Gary Rechtferig’s insights on emotional intelligence in project management. After gaining self-awareness of your emotions and triggers, it then becomes about managing your reactions.

Project or program management is generally an influencer role. It is important to manage your emotions to deal with others effectively. Gary’s recommendation is to journal after meetings to find patterns in your emotional triggers and responses. If you can identify your triggers, then you can change how you react to them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Daily Prompt (for Oct. 4, 2014) asks: It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?

Quite simply… I work hard to be ready ahead of time. When I know I’ve done my best to prepare, then that is all I need to calm my nerves. Read the rest of this entry »