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Motivation during tough times

Beautiful detroitStaying motivated while the going is touch is a pretty daunting task, especially if the big picture is just out sight. Weather it is for a short period of time or half the year everyone hits a hard point in their life. The key is to not think of yourself as being singled out, things just happen, getting past it is the first step and then getting things done is the second.

Getting things done really means keeping yourself upbeat, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. The more thought going into the situation the less amount of time you have to work on a solution.

Think of the big picture is my solution when I get into tough times. Thinking about how I will learn from it when I am old and grey. Challenges are meant to be solved, its like any good math problem, some solutions are elegant and other are just plain ugly but there is always a way to an answer.

Know when to move on and either cut your losses or start a new path. A key think for me is not getting comfortable in a situation that does not allow for growth. Not only in a work environment but in any personal situation. I always look for that next chance to improve or to improve on someone else’s life. If there is a point where no more can be done and idle is the best you can do it is time jump to a path with open arms to learn and grow.

Plan for the brick walls because they are unstoppable and unbreakable. Always have at least two or three options open as backups. Mainly when it comes to generating money, sometimes the most creative ways surprise the best of us. And small side jobs end up taking the burden from working crazy hours and keep things flexible.

Always showing your best work when doing any task. Impressions happen all the time and you cannot tell someone you are about to impress them, it just happens like a brick to the face. If always showing your best work means working an extra mile instead of a few feet then you are in the wrong business. It just comes down to thinking more about others than yourself, you are not doing something to benefit yourself you are accomplishing a task to help someone.

And always ending on a good note will never hurt your integrity.

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Getting Things Done.

Time has been flying. We have under a year now till the wedding and I have really been trying to get alot of things out of the way and on the right track.

First is getting rid of a ton of junk that has been collecting over the years. I threw away all my old computer stuff, just left a few parts which were actually worth some money. And am down to two computers and a laptop.

I have been putting things up on eBay randomly. Right now I have two old phones and a bluetooth adapter. My mindset is if i have not used something in three months to get rid of it. I have really been trying to minimize the clutter in my life.

I have been using Ruby on Rails more and more and it has grown on me, it is simple, straight to the point and a real enjoyable experience.

I have also started jogging every day. I got to a point where my appearance really started to bother me and I needed to do something about it. I really have been enjoying jogging and it actually has given me alot more energy.

I recommend for anyone else who really needs a push into productivity to read both Getting Real and Bit Literacy.

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Proxy Project Going Good.

So I finally got my new Mini and my new Desk all setup. Thats all i wanted to say. Oh yea and we are finally seriously working on a new look for the Wayne State University homepage, it desperately needs it (from a back end and management standpoint, the frontend pretty much just needs a realign), four years old and designed by a company that went out of business. Now that we have the tools in place we can get it setup right.

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