You would think after six weeks of going through the program and subjecting myself to untold amounts of pain while culminating a deep hatred for Shaun T (and wondering whether he and Ariel hooked up) and pity for Josh for having his legs too wide I’d have figured out that the best bet was to keep going.
Yeah, not so much.
I managed to Continue reading My How Soon We Forget…
Last December I decided to try my prognosticating skills and look ahead to what 2012 would bring. You can click here for that post if you’re curious.
That proved to be a valuable lesson – I now can cross “fortune teller” off my list of career options. Or, more appropriately, I can cross “good fortune teller” off that list. Although I did several of my targeted items to one degree or another I certainly did not meet the spirit of what I would consider “success” for that list.
Part of it Continue reading 2013: On Looking Ahead
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
– W. Clement Stone
That’s the theory I’m going for. I’m not sure whether I’ll hit the moon or the stars, but I fully intend on hitting something.
Now that volleyball season is over I need to not do what I did last off-season…which was nothing. So I started Continue reading Hitting It
2011 was a bittersweet year. We’ll save the retrospect for another post, though, because we’re going to look forward to 2012 – either an awesome year or an absolutely disastrous one, depending on your perspective.
Me – I’m going with the former. Although it’s not likely to be all roses, I have no doubt that looking back on the year will reveal that twenty-twelve was a great year. Here’s why:
No, my crystal ball isn’t out of the repair shop yet but I don’t need one to know that the next 366 days will be good – I will make them good. And if I don’t I hope you take the opportunity to publicly humiliate me for it.
Continue reading 2012: Looking Ahead
Yes, another pun. Another completely intended one at that: two in a week.
On the same topic, no less.
And yet, despite all my literary creativity in coming up with completely useless (and yet amusing) titles for entries on The Paul Gillespie Experience I have yet to write anything of substance in my novel. Sure, I have some words on the paper, but if you gave ten monkeys a typewriter I suspect they’d have come up with more intelligible writing than I have by now.
Continue reading Not So Novel
I like to think I’m good at anything I put my mind to doing.
I started in a business analysis role 15 years ago without knowing what Excel was. But I needed to know how to use it for my business case analysis and so I learned it (and now bend it to my will daily).
When I started doing financial analysis of opportunities I didn’t know what a contribution margin was, how to calculate NPV or what IRR had to do with the price of tea in China. But I needed to know all that so I learned it (and now manage business decisions valued at millions of dollars).
Continue reading Accountable
I just launched another blog: Paul Gillespie, unplugged. It isn’t a typical blog where you’ll find all manner of stuff (like you do on The Paul Gillespie Experience, one step from freedom, or Gettin’ Sandy), but instead has one purpose: accountability.
Basically I figured out that I make a pretty bad accountability partner for myself. I do well keeping others accountable, but I can fool myself way too easily to keep myself on track. So, instead of continuing to flounder I decided to bare it all (metaphorically speaking; I’m not planning on going nudist any time soon) and put it out on the web for anyone to see.
Continue reading Paul Gillespie, unplugged