Dr. Jimmie Flores

Month: December 2021

2022 and You

I am still having a tough time acknowledging that 2022 is right around the corner. Think about it … we’re just 8 years away from 2030!
When I was younger, I made it a habit to write down my New Year’s resolutions, and I took this activity very seriously. I remember using the SMART approach when creating these ambitious goals; that is, each resolution had to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timebound.

The Summit of Hope

I recently attended the Christmas program at my daughter’s school. It was so nice to hear the Pre-K to 8th-grade kids singing beautiful Christmas songs.
I arrived at our church about 10 minutes before the program, and it was tough to find parking. I’m glad my wife was there early to save a seat for me.

Taking Minute Vacations

Last week was a bit challenging when I taught an ITIL v4 Foundations Class to a corporate client. I’ve delivered this class many times over the past decade, but this was a new client, and I wanted to be at my best. 
For a few days before the 3-day class began, I committed many hours to reviewing my notes, updating curriculum, and ensuring the online portal was current.

My Ego is Not My Amigo

I recently had the opportunity to have lunch with a mentor who is now retired. After reminiscing about a situation that caused him some grief and embarrassment, he said …
My ego is not my amigo.”
I enjoy the opportunities to meet with mentors because they possess a wealth of knowledge, and they are eager to share it. From these get-togethers, I’ve learned it’s best to ask questions and take mental notes.
These mentor meetings are not the time for me to share any advice, and I should stay away from making excuses.

Nice Not to be Yelled at Anymore

I was recently watching a segment on a newscast where the topic centered on people returning to work as the Covid pandemic eases here in the States. As some of you know, the United States, and many other countries, are suffering through the “Great Resignation.”
One middle aged woman, who recently lost her job as a bartender, was asked if she was planning to continue in her current profession, and she responded …
I don’t think so! It’s so nice not to be yelled at because I was not quick on the draw with a Budweiser.”

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