Amazing Accomplishments

To me it seems amazing that anything is ever accomplished in the Thaler household.  We have a mix of extreme introverts and type B personalities, which makes things interesting.

Common Conversations in the Thaler House:

  • Thaler A – Can you do such and such?
  • Thaler A (days later) – How come you didn’t get such and such done?
  • Thaler B – You were serious about that?  I thought it was a suggestion.

 

  • Thaler A – Can you do blah blah tomorrow?
  • Thaler B – It depends on what time I wake up?
  • Thaler A – What time do you plan on getting up in the morning?
  • Thaler B – I don’t know, it depends on how tired I am.

 

  • Thaler A – We need to complete the whatever project today.
  • Thaler B – First, I have to lay on the couch and psych myself up for that project.
  • Thaler A – Cool, I’ll check back with you in 30 minutes.

 

  • Thaler A – We have to reschedule the such and such appointment.  That will make three appointments in one day and I can’t deal with that much human interaction in the same day.
  • Thaler B – Agreed, I will reschedule the appointment.
  • Thaler A – Cool

The amazing thing is we do actually manage to get things done and take care of all our responsibilities.  It’s baffling, but true.

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Work This Way – Book Review

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I have read Work This Way several times and it is one of my favorite books.  The book is designed to help people discover their own career path.

  • Learn everything you can about your desired career (read books, talk to experts in that field, take advantage of any training options available at your current job, use volunteer work to increase your skills, take classes, and continually look for new learning opportunities).
  • The author also discusses options for people stuck in jobs they dislike.  He lays out a plan of action that involves using your current job as a catalyst to a new job.
  • There is also a section on networking and building relationships, which includes a “do’s and don’ts” list.

I highly recommend this book and give it an A+