I started this site as an answer to my own procrastination. And that procrastination has continued as I’ve allowed myself to continue to be distracted away from it for good and bad reasons. I’ve struggled some over the years with exactly what I’ve wanted it to be about. My own lack of clarity has been an obstacle to moving forward.
What I am now aiming to cover here are tools and techniques that I find useful to breaking through that logjam.
- How do I clarify my purpose and direction?
- How do I discover my writing voice?
- What steps am I taking to define my vision and turn it into a reality?
- How do I break out of the traditional work paradigm to create a new reality that offers me greater freedom and flexibility?
Who am I?
I have a Bachelors degree in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology from UCSD. My career so far has seen me through several companies in the computer field in a variety of roles where I’ve administered systems, installed networks, developed applications and worked on several flavors Operating Systems doing kernel development. In 2002 I shifted gears and started into the management track and have been mostly overseeing a wide range of technical teams delivering components of the Operating Systems kernel. I’ve directly managed teams as small as 5 and up to 15 and by most accounts they have been happy to report to me.
I still retain a strong tie to my technical roots, which in part is why I self administer the server this site runs on. In time I expect I’ll hire out the work so I can focus on other things. It is an outlet for my technical interests though and I’m not quite ready to give it up.
A challenge I face is having too many things going on, too many irons in the fire. There are two other ventures that my wife and I are working on. One is a cooking blog, No Shortcuts, and the other is a collection of projects related to sewing, embroidery and other crafty. Tendrils of the crafty side can be found at Zen Embroidery.
What is the site about?
My wife and I will both be posting here about our efforts to get organized and move our other projects forward. In the process I expect to be addressing some of the questions I mentioned above and give tools that can be applied immediately to make changes in your own life to achieve what you want to achieve.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!