When I bought my first car I didn’t have much money to spend so as a lot of teenagers do, I bought a “beater” car for less money than I’ve spent on one tire on my newest car. It did what I wanted it to do at the time; get me from point A to point B on my own schedule and without having to rely on my older brothers to take me places. I had freedom, but that freedom came with a price. The car was constantly breaking down.Continue reading
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For a long time I would dread the whiteboard. I have never been very artistic and I still can’t draw very well to this day. Early in my career my role changed and I started to do more technical briefings and discuss technology more in-depth. I realized that I needed to work on my whiteboarding skills. I was always good at explaining things, but adding a visual element really helps to solidify ideas and concepts. I was good at some of the basics but needed help with some of the advanced technical drawing. Active Directory triangles and arrows are pretty easy, but I needed to expand my drawing repertoire.
My idea for today’s post is about trying to decide between investing training time in new skills and expanding on the skills you already have. I am going through this right now. I have a long history with Microsoft products and only recently started working with VMware. I do have to admit how much I love the VMware community. I’ve met and talked with a lot of great people over the last few months. There is a lot to learn however. Continue reading