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29 Important Thoughts for Your First Day of a New Job

Congratulations on your new job. They picked you! You searched for the role, filled out all the forms, showed up on time in your nice clothes and wowed them. All the questions were answered and you felt good. Nice. Now it’s time, your first day is here. That first day is like a first date.[…]

Trusted Employee Acts

5 Ways Trusted Employees Act

I was a trusted employee when I was 18 years old. I opened at fast food restaurant where I worked. There wasn’t a breakfast shift so my arrival got everything ready to open for lunch. I was the only one scheduled and I started work at 6:00am. Hindsight that statement alone that could make me[…]

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RAGBRAI Virgin No More – 2013 I Did It

I lost my virginity today on RAGBRAI. I can no longer listen to the stories and not have at least one of my own.  The full experience lasts 7 days but I figure you can’t be a little pregnant and you can’t lose a little of your virginity.  I rode the first day of RAGBRAI[…]

RAGBRAI 2013 Route Map

RAGBRAI 41 and I Meet Tomorrow

The 41st RAGBRAI starts tomorrow out of Council Bluffs, IA and I’m going to be there.  I’ve been thinking about this for a few years and the starting location being 15 miles from my home makes it challenging to find a good excuse not to ride this year.  RAGBRAI is a bike cycle tour for[…]

Lean-in-Book-Jacket

Lean In – Don’t leave before you leave

I’m a Sheryl Sandberg fan although I haven’t met her and don’t know her personally.  I’ve listened to her TED talk with enthusiasm.  As a woman I appreciate how she’s advanced women in the tech field specifically (wow, Google and Facebook, nice work Sheryl).  Her new book Lean In which was spawned by her TED[…]