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February 17th, 2007

Just a little Blackberry humour for your Saturday

Yes, I love my CrackBlackberry.  I have checked e-mails at family gatherings.  I’ve been known to just zone out reading something, thought not while walking (or driving).  But for those who can’t resist walking and Berry-ing at the same time, Rick Mercer has the solution for you:

Hat tip to Mark
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By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

February 16th, 2007

Updates, get your updates here…

One of the most important things you can do to keep your computer, and applications, safe and happy is to keep it updated.  Back in the day, when the Internet was young and I was doing tech support, finding updates wasn’t fun or easy.  We pretty much had to do a lot of the work […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

February 16th, 2007

Resistance is futile: Reflection time

One of the things I decided to do for myself the year before last was to attend one of those GTD: Roadmap seminars from David Allen. The place was packed with people from all over the country coming into the seminar — I was fortunate in that I was able to simply take a bus […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 15th, 2007

Resistance is futile: System Check

When you are doing your work, you are really following a process. Either your process or the one the business set up for you to follow.
Need to get some supplies? If you work for a company, for example, that could mean anything from going to speak with Paul to order the supplies to going online […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 14th, 2007

Resistance is futile: Attraction

Since it is Valentine’s Day, I thought it would make a bit more sense to talk about “attraction” today than “resistance.” Have to go with the flow, you know, here on Pimp Your Work!
Over time, no matter how strong your passion about your work, your life, or your mate, resistance will start to build and […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 13th, 2007

Resistance is futile: Passion

You’re passionate about your life and work, aren’t you? You’re supposed to be.
Yet, here you are, dragging your sorry behind into work and barely getting anything done in spite of the fact this is the work you were most excited about doing in years. Ignoring all those cool tricks and toys that Tris has been […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 12th, 2007

Resistance is Futile

One of the things David Allen, of Getting Things Done fame, talks about in his seminars is that you should “pay attention to what you are paying attention to.”
One of the things I’ve been paying attention to without paying attention to it is “resistance.” There are a lot of flavors of resistance, and I’ve been […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 9th, 2007

How’s your environment?

True story: I’m walking down the street between two of my company’s locations and run into a coworker. In the middle of the crosswalk, walking in opposite directions, he shouts out to me:

“Did anything happen in your environment this week?”

Thinking about it for a second, I responded, “No, everything was OK for me.”
In corporate speak, […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 8th, 2007

Passion: The Obstacles

What’s your passion? How easy is it to work your passion in Corporate-land?
I was at dinner talking to a friend and commenting about how difficult it is to work your passion, yet stay dispassionate about your employer.
Your employer, after all, doesn’t care about your passion. Only you do. One of the nice things about being […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 6th, 2007

Creativity Constrained

When you think of creativity in your work, do you think creativity means being able to come up with anything to solve a problem?
One of the more interesting concepts about creativity is that creativity doesn’t work real well when you can, in fact, come up with anything to solve a problem.
There is a principle of […]

By Scot Herrick -- 3 comments