Life Lessons

The Power of Being Heard

There’s a difference between listening and hearing, do you know what it is? “Listening isn’t shutting up. Listening is having nothing to say.” Robin Dreeke Just before making the transition to full-time freelance writing, I was a wellness coach. Got myself a Graduate Certificate and everything. While I love everything about the coach-client relationship and …

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How To: Select The Perfect Coffee Shop For Your Freelancing Needs

Moving back to Seattle and transitioning to freelance work has given me some much needed insight into a couple of things. First and foremost—Seattle has a metric shit-ton of coffee shops. I know, technical terms and all that, but seriously, in my neighborhood…let’s say within 1/2 mile from my front door…there are 14. If that’s …

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That’s Not What “Destroy the Data” means…

Or, Tales From The Help Desk, Ch. 3. Our remote office mailed us 2 .45 slugs. As with most of the stories in this series, this happened when I was running the hardware team at a decent size, D.C.-based consulting organization. One of our branches was a software development company that we had acquired some …

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“You just deleted a live fileserver, huh?”

Or, Tales From The Help Desk Ch 2. For our next installment in the Tales From The Help Desk series, let’s take a look at one of my all time favs. OK, “fav” may set the wrong tone. It’s more of a “hands-down the most idiotic maneuver I’ve ever seen” kind of thing. Since the …

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