Building a Routine After a Layoff

Been laid off?  You can accelerate new employment by building a proper routine into your week.  This combined with proper prioritization makes for progress that will help keep you positive and moving forward.  I’ve have experienced unexpected unemployment and job searches several times in my life.  Be it after Dynatrace…

As 2022 Ends, A Review of December’s Progress

This year was more than interesting.  I’ll ring in the New Year still looking for a new job.  I am upbeat and optimistic.  That being said, I won’t lie – there have been some serious lows.  Those lows have been tempered by some important accomplishments. Today I’d like to share…

One Week In, Burns is (Almost) Back

It’s been one week since I unexpectantly joined the growing ranks of those that are #laidoff and #ReadyToWork.  Quite a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences.  If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ve seen me exhibit some of those negative emotions.  A week in and enough is going right that I’m…

Gut Punched Back into the Job Market

Nothing unique about this story.  Something similar is playing out for thousands of people right now.  Yesterday I joined an 8:30am “Check In” call with my boss.  You know it is trouble when either HR or your boss’s boss is unexpectedly on the call.  My first response was to mutter…
Insecure and Unlocked

Purposeful Learning With Deliberately Insecure Applications

Most people learn better with hands-on purposeful learning.  But learning Hacking and Web Security becomes challenging to do without breaking laws.  Several applications have been created that are intentionally insecure.  Virtualization and Containers have accelerated this.  It has become easier to create, break and destroy applications – learning along the…
Special Offer

In Sales? Never Say “Free”

Often solutions are sold in packages, or have features without additional charges for usage.  If you are in any part of the Sales process, you want to strike the word “free” from your vocabulary when it comes to pricing.  You are doing you and your company a disservice in three…

Multiple Clipboards for Demos

  The Clipboard A big part of making a demo clean and clear is not having mistakes show you down.  Those mistakes can throw you off and distract the participants.  Sometimes you are also dealing with content that is more complex than you can remember and type in quickly.  An…