Husband. Gamer. Father. Creator. Thinker.
I consider myself to be many things in life: a husband to an amazing wife, a diehard gamer, a father to some crazy (but wonderful) kids, a passionate creator teeming with ideas, and a profound thinker. And in all that, I am simply — a geek.
More than a stereotype, I am equal parts a tech enthusiast, comic book fan, political junkie, lover of sci-fi, and a business-savvy individual with an analytical mind. My passion and optimistic outlook on life
Themes of Talent
Being the best version of myself
If you have ever read StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath, he states that everyone has five areas of strength that everyone should focus on for self-improvement. These “Themes of Talent,” as he calls them, are the areas one should invest in to develop their skills in the pursuit of excellence.
Using this concept, I have learned to acknowledge my weaknesses and simply embrace them. Understanding what I am not good at allows me to manage myself more effectively. By recognizing my weaknesses and dedicating time to improving my strengths, I am able to deliver quality results and perform better in any endeavor.
Back Down Memory Lane
The journey is more important than the destination
My life has taken me through many interesting places over the years. Throughout my career, I have acquired a myriad of professionals skills through on-the-job training, progressive learning, and good ‘ol fashioned blood, sweat, and tears. At first glance, it looks like a hodgepodge of unrelated jobs, but each step in my career has given me new insight into my professional capabilities.
In any professional relationship or business venture, we tend to focus more on where people have been as opposed to how they got there — placing emphasis on the companies we work for while ignoring the reasons that brought them there. But I have come to find out that the journey truly is more important than the destination. My career path is an expedition of sorts — a roadmap chronicling where I’ve been, and more importantly, how I got there.
Every conversation starts by simply saying, hello.
No matter what the topic may be, whether it be about politics, movies, or your favorite hole-in-the-wall joint with the killer breakfast burrito, I am always up for a good conversation.