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I’m headed back to Tulum where I will turn 30. I’m hoping a little bit of the sting of the big 3-0 is reduced by getting toes in sand and a beer in hand.

I’ll be sure to check back and document the travels and review our experiences!

Til Next Time,

Michael

Here’s a great set of tips from the productivity pros. Many of these are practices I try to hold true, while others are definite areas of growth. Great stuff!

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Til Next Time,

Michael

Clearly, I love infographics. And, clearly, I love helping people make themselves more marketable to (existing, and) future employers.

Therefore I had to share this great piece on the 25 skills that are in hot demand right now.

Take a look!

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Til Next Time,

Michael

I have clearly been useless as a blogger lately. For that, I’m sorry. As far as the past few months go, though, they have been tremendous personally and professionally. Within the past three months I have:

  • Accepted the Cablefax Award for Overachievers Under 30
  • Been promoted to Director at my company
  • Gotten engaged to the love of my life

So – needless to say – it’s been a busy time. Not a lot of time to reflect and blog. Hopefully once I start traveling in the new year I will have plenty of time to shed some light on it all. Who knows, maybe this whole blog thing turns into more of a referendum on the wedding planning process? We’ll see :)

Regardless, HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best luck to you and yours.

Til Next Time,

Michael

As you know, last week I had the opportunity to go to New York to accept an industry award. Everything about the trip was supposed to be fairly mundane – fly in on Thursday, get a nice meal, wake up Friday and shake some hands at the award luncheon, and fly back to Atlanta Friday afternoon. That is – until my mother decided to text me some eerie news the night before my flight to NYC.

The article she shared referenced a terrorist organizations implied intent to do some sort of damage in New York City – where I would be right around that time. Not only that, but I stayed in Times Square and the ballroom where the ceremony was hosted was right in the heart of Times Square.

This brings me to an interesting dilemma… “The business of terror”. What if – for instance – the award ceremony I was at was canceled due to the idle threat? That would have only been one minor event out of hundreds (if not thousands) that likely would have suffered the same fate. At a tremendous sunk cost I’m sure (i.e. food, drinks, space, support, and all the other peripheral costs of events were already spent). Just my trip would have been about $1,000 down the drain, and I imagine there are probably a couple hundred thousand people in and around the area that would have the same fate. So what’s this all cost? Several hundred million dollars? A billion? I don’t have a solution for minimizing the business of terror (and the impact is has on all of our daily lives), but it’s an interesting conundrum nonetheless. Either way – terrorists are lame and we shouldn’t let them dictate our lives.

Til Next Time,

Michael

So today was the big day where I got the chance to network with some of my peers and fellow overachievers in New York and get recognized for Cablefax’s “Overachievers Under 30″. Going in, I had no idea what to really think of the event or the gravity of the situation. Upon arrival, though, I realized that it was actually a more humbling experience than I first thought, and that I am truly honored to be surrounded with such bright and forward-thinking leaders in my industry. It really gives me a lot of hope for the future of the industry, and I got to make some great connections that will last a lifetime. Of special interest were several of my interactions with mentors and peers from companies very closely aligned to mine (e.g. Comcast and Mediacom), and I have full intent to keep in touch with those individuals often. Events like these can sometimes be a glorified dog-and-pony show, but I do really feel that this one was a highly-worthwhile event. Cheers to Cablefax and the whole Access Intelligence family for putting on such a great event.

Now I’m off to LinkedIn to ensure I get these contacts in my network ASAP!

Til Next Time,
Michael


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