Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The VPTA Student Conclave 2016 Experience

I had the truly distinguished privilege and pleasure to be the #VPTASC2016's keynote speaker and additional breakout sessions speaker. The topics:
  1. The Inspired Professional
  2. Launching BEYOND Entry Level
First, here's the 15 minutes of my keynote:

AND... In no specific order, here are some take away points & highlights:

Okay... my cut & paste function is officially tired. You get the idea ;)

It was an amazing production. The students, faculty, and everyone involved should be IMMENSELY proud. It was polished. It was professional. It FELT like a legit conference put on by event planners and media producers.

Again, my deepest thanks for being able to contribute to the event.

Annnnnnd.... That's all folks!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Top Work At Home Dad Blogs

So, I had the surprising pleasure of being contacted regarding the inclusion of my blog to be listed as a "Top Work At Home Dad Blog!" It's kinda cool, since it seems they found out about all this via this direct blog I've been running for years.

Either way, it's nice to know people are on the lookout for this phenomenon & I'm glad to be included in such a collection; if anything, in hopes it can inspire and empower others to take that plunge into being at home with those who matter most in life.

Until next time!

Monday, June 20, 2016

So... I got stuck in an elevator

So, a week ago, I got stuck in an elevator during a family vacation / reunion.

It came completely unexpected. While the hotel was getting some work done downstairs, there was no evidence it would affect the elevators per se. In fact, the moment I got into the elevator, there was a lady who came out all cheery as could be with a plate of food.

I went in after she came out, hit the button from floor 3 to 1, for the lobby. I felt the elevator go down. Then, it stopped. And... the door didn't open. I hit the open door button... the closed door button. Nothing. I thought, "Huh... maybe it's a glitch?" So, I hit for floor 2 and figured if the door opens, I'll just take the stairs down and let the front desk know.

Well, I felt the elevator go up to level 2. And, it stopped. Then, it completely stopped. NOTHING responded. Good thing I had my phone. I called the front desk which was apparently a call center. THEY called the front desk and came scampering to make sure I was okay. Well... I wasn't going to waste any time... I jumped on Facebook Live, Twitter (#PTstuck), and Periscope. You can see the videos here:
The firefighters came and rescued me. They thanked me for being cool and not yelling them. Apparently, there are some pretty thankless folks out there who rake anyone they can find over the coals... even their own rescuers... for mishaps, regardless of fault or blame. Weird.

Well... all that was fun and done. NOW, I need to deal with this water damage leak thing coming from the unit above me.... *sighs*... Such is life. #HappyFathersDay.