My 5-Month Plan

I will become legendary at my current, silly day job for my gregarious personality and indispensable contributions.

No matter how lazy or negative my co-workers, I will encourage them and offer to help make their work lives better so their workdays don’t suck as much as they obviously do.

I will give each task, no matter how mind-numbing, 100%. I will be present and leave a positive mark on everything I touch.

I will say hello to everyone and have at least three genuine conversations per day even though I hate small talk and I know everyone there hates me.

I will hunt with a flashlight and dig with a pick-axe until I find some way to expand my skillset and improve my current skills while at work. I refuse to waste one more day.

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My 5-Year Plan

Jim Carrey once wrote himself a check for $20 million.

In five years, I will have helped at least 1 million people get their dream jobs.

I’m going to create the fastest-growing, most obviously effective training and coaching program in the world.

Those who work with me will be unable to imagine working anywhere else. We will have a culture unsurpassed by 99.99% of other organizations.

To Do:

  • Finish Grow With Google Scholarship Challenge course
  • Complete the Mobile Web nanodegree program with a GWG scholarship
  • Complete the Google News Data thing [update this] program
  • Complete that other Data News [update this] program

Just to show I can and because I can, create kickass eLearning using HTML5, JavaScript, and After Effects that surpasses anything and everything I ever made with Flash.

To Do in 2018:

  • Complete every After Effects course at Lynda.com
  • Launch Coding After 40 and Coding After 50

ADHD and Programming

ADHD are born developers. They are “big picture” and “big idea” people who, while being incapable of efficiently completing tedious tasks dive deep into complex material and information with a natural ability to make huge logical leapsĀ  bringing both sides of the brain together in one person who is “creative” and “technical,” both designer and developer, unable to separate UX/UI front-end skin from back-end guts. You can’t ask them about one component without receiving an answer addressing all related concepts.

I’m currently reading (among other things) Love & War by Mary Matalin and James Carville. Apparently, everything my own wife deals with, Matalin feels her pain being married to Carville.

This relates to my ancient post about interrupting programmers but also one of this morning’s Facebook posts.

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I don’t write this because I’m distracted from my studying by the thought but to give other ADDers hope and encouragement.