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

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.

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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