In Basic Officer Training, I Just Couldn’t Shut Up, and It Cost Me an Award and Could Have Cost Me My Future Career

Everyone who knows me would agree I’m an extrovert, as I get my energy from being around and interacting with other people. In basic training, you don’t get that opportunity. Your interactions are limited and controlled, and most of what you say is a response to something from a drill instructor or flight captain. ItContinue reading “In Basic Officer Training, I Just Couldn’t Shut Up, and It Cost Me an Award and Could Have Cost Me My Future Career”

How NOT To Tell Your Boss You’ve Applied to Another Job: A Story of How My Arrogance and Ignorance Got the Best of Me

It took me a couple tries to get into the CIA. The first time I applied, I didn’t hear anything, but the second time was different. I received an email from a man who wanted to interview me, and because I already had a professional career, I secretly called my grandfather from my cell phoneContinue reading “How NOT To Tell Your Boss You’ve Applied to Another Job: A Story of How My Arrogance and Ignorance Got the Best of Me”

What Do You Do When You Receive “Twilight Zone Feedback” – Work-Related Advice and Guidance That Makes No Sense

In August, I submitted a petition for promotion at work. It’s basically my organization’s way of allowing employees who think that they are operating at the next level to receive a promotion. It’s an involved process, one that consists of answering multiple questions with long answers, meetings with people that represent you at the promotionContinue reading “What Do You Do When You Receive “Twilight Zone Feedback” – Work-Related Advice and Guidance That Makes No Sense”

Time to Say Goodbye to My Company Get After It, LLC. Here’s Why I Decided to Dissolve My Business

In early 2017, I had an idea: form a business to house all of the things I wanted to do. I’d be able to put all of my doings underneath it, and by forming an LLC, my liability would be limited to what was in the company. I did my research and in mid-2017, IContinue reading “Time to Say Goodbye to My Company Get After It, LLC. Here’s Why I Decided to Dissolve My Business”

My Thoughts on my First Editorial Book Review from BlueInk

A few days ago, I received my first official “editorial” review of my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, from BlueInk Review, a review company based in Colorado. I met BlueInk representatives at the 2017 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference in Philadelphia. I had a bad tasteContinue reading “My Thoughts on my First Editorial Book Review from BlueInk”

Review of Using BookBaby for Self-Publishing: Happy Overall but Feel the Editing Lacked

Writing a book was one of my life-long goals, and I was thrilled to have done so this year, when I published Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most. I was even more excited to see it hit Amazon in eBook format on August 11th and thenContinue reading “Review of Using BookBaby for Self-Publishing: Happy Overall but Feel the Editing Lacked”