I am now in my 5th decade of working in the “business”. I started in the mid 70’ – during my five decades I have met and worked with a lot of people in a lot of environments. In July of last year I posted “The Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man. It received allot of “comments” – It’s been a while so I thought I would post Miscellaneous Ramblings Part II
I’m asked why you still work at 72 – Because it’s not work – it’s fun. If you feel that what you do every day is work – I would suggest changing your profession.
Try being informed Vs. opinionated – I saw this saying and I thought that is so true – then I thought for little while longer and it struck me wow that sounds like me – then I thought some more, the solution I came up with was simple – I think too much.
I may have to get old but I never have to grow up
Facebook has convinced me more than ever that George Bernard Shaw was correct “Youth is wasted on the young”
I visited well known training facility – they have allot of cars – shooting ranges –instructors dressed with the latest tactical clothes (what can you possibly carry in all those pockets) – the only thing they don’t have is what VDI has an abundance of – students. They operated under the belief of – If I build it they will come – no they won’t.
The new overused word in the industry is networking – keep in mind that Networking and Socializing are not the same. Networking requires that people who offer job opportunities be present.
I have been told that I handle stress well – is that the medical term for I don’t give a shit?
I don’t need to be associated with people that make me look stupid – I can do that all by myself without their help.
With all the crap you find on social media and the internet – keep in mind that you are defined by your history. And understand that what you do today becomes your history tomorrow. So whatever you are doing – do it well. Keep in mind the VDI mindset– Meet and Exceed Expectations.
A while back I conducted a training program in Mexico, and of course I got “aren’t you too old to be going to Mexico” – the answer is in the words of a country and western song –“I am not as good as I once was but I am good once as I ever was”
In case you missed Part One