Unneeded thoughts happen

Tonight I was at an event that had multiple sessions in multiple rooms. When I picked up my belongings and walked to another room for the next session, I slipped my coat on. But, I wasn’t headed outside, I was headed merely to another room.  Just like the coat, our mind constantly slips into thoughts that aren’t needed. That’s not…

Interview: TestTalks – Vagrant Docker and Jenkins

In this interview I share some high level insight into the relationship between these tools and how to think about VMs and Containers in a way that’s not mainstream but that gets to the core of what a Container is.   136: Jenkins 2, Vagrant and Docker Automation with Wes Higbee Also: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/testtalks-automation-awesomeness/id826722706?mt=2  

Forgetting is not failing 

If you’re building a new habit and you forget to do something, that’s ok. Why? Because to forget you have to remember what you forgot which is not forgetting but instead remembering just a bit too late. Which is remembering nonetheless. And takes you one step closer to a new habit. Try taking the judgement out of forgetting, and remembering,…

What does keeping score get you?

In many situations people keep a score. In relationships, it’s the number of times I take out the trash versus you. Or, do the dishes. In business, it’s how often you’ve worked late or cleaned up after a disaster. In any situation, keeping a score, and pointing it out, is almost second nature. It’s easy to be disturbed by how…

Handling Distractions: React Differently

Once you’ve developed a spidey sense that something is amiss, when a distraction arises, you can then change how you behave. You can put down the distraction, say an email, and get back to what matters. In doing this enough times you will develop a habit of quickly getting back to what matters. Distractions will cease to distract you. This…

Indecisiveness is a lack of belief 

We don’t act based on data and reason, we act based on how we feel. Feelings are a function of beliefs. So if you can’t decide how to act, it’s because you have yet to adopt a belief to guide your feelings one way over another(s). For example, if you are shopping for a new cell phone and you can’t…

Disturbed by Disturbances 

Last night when I was getting in bed I pulled the covers aside and accidentally threw them on top of Pax, she was already asleep.  I felt bad so I quickly climbed into bed and pulled the covers off of her, onto me.  She barely flinched when the covers landed on top of her.  Every day people bump into us,…

Your thoughts are not your own

When you think and feel, it’s easy to assume that what you think and feel is what you want and who you are. If a big decision is being made and you favor one outcome over another, is it because of your thoughts alone? Perhaps you felt strongly one way over another, but is that way really the way that…