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Category: Advice

Here’s How To Quickly Organize That Cable Drawer

How to organize cable drawer


When I’m not configuring databases at my day job, or writing/drawing about it on this blog, then I’m trying to excel at other basic human pursuits. There are the big ones, like eating healthy and staying fit, but I’m talking about the small, less interesting stuff –  tiny projects and tasks that when tackled, make your personal life feel just a little more organized.


Like the cable drawer.


Tips for Upgrading Your Work Wardrobe

I’ve done a lot of thinking about my career these past few months – where I am, where I’m headed, and where I’d like to be. And as I’ve thought about all the big changes that need to happen to accomplish my goals, I came to terms with the fact that there was one small thing I really needed to re-evaluate.

My wardrobe. (more…)

How To Make the Most of Your Morning Commute

I’ve seen many articles on the benefits of the morning routine, each of which has fallen along similar lines: successful people wake up before 6am, they’re super intentional about planning their days, and with discipline, we can all be the same way. There are even guides on how people can do this.

That’s all great. The problem is that I’m just not there yet. (more…)

6 Life Lessons from My Solo Trip to New Orleans

To be honest, I don’t plan enough trips for myself.

It’s not that I’m short on vacation days. I actually tend to scramble at the last minute every year to use them up before my work anniversary. (*Tip:* never let your vacation days expire. You earned them.) It’s the process of setting a date and destination, and planning an intinerary, that gets lost on me. I’m also not great at finding travel buddies at the last second, and I generally avoid solo travel to keep my worrisome mother a little saner. (more…)

10 Project Management Skills Worth Applying to Your Personal Life

Work projects can contribute immensely to our professional development, especially for those of us just starting out in our careers. (more…)

How To: Figure Things Out When You’re Feeling Stuck

Feeling Stuck? Here's How To Figure It Out

I can clearly remember the times in my adult life when I felt stuck and unsure of what to do next. It happened during my senior year of college while on the job hunt, and then again a few years later when I decided to change course in my career. There were even moments in between, where personal and professional concerns overlapped all at once (and yes, I’m still working on those).

I’m going to bet that you’ve felt stuck at some point too – because the feeling is a frustrating but very normal occurrence. (more…)

Remember These Truths Next Time You Deal with Customer Service

“Please hold while I put you in touch with our next available representative.”

If you’ve ever had to call an airline carrier, your insurance company, or cable service provider, then you’ve heard this line before. We all have. (more…)

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