Writer | Travel Nerd | Success Coach | Helping People Live Their Best Lives

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Hi, thanks for checking out my story. My journey to get to where I am today has been a long time in the making. For 25 years, my work revolved around Information Technology; either supporting applications, building hardware, or solving business problems with a combination of both.


An ongoing series for 2021

Let’s talk books!

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What better way to kick off the new year than to document the year’s journey in books. Like many of you, I love to sit down with a good book and get lost for hours in a fantastic story. There is nothing better than turning up your imagination and watching how events play out. George R.R. Martin may have summed up perfectly how we should think about reading.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, and the one who doesn’t read, lives just one.”

To that end, I’ve been on a quest to read more. Unfortunately, I’m a terribly slow reader. But with the popularity of audiobooks, I realized they would allow me to get through many more books in a lifetime. …


How to build strategies you stick with

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As we start the new year out, many of us are working on those resolutions. But I’m sorry to say that even with the best intentions 80% of us will fail at them.


Businesses need a culture, or chaos will take over

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Do you recall your last interview? How many questions were asked about your technical skill? Or the training you received?


Give yourself a 5 out of 5

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As the end of the year approaches, it’s coming to that time we all love to hate. The day your manager is required to call you into a room and have a somewhat awkward conversation. Yes, I’m talking about the annual performance review.


Your stories give you insight into who you are

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Our minds can be frustrating! We evolved beyond our monkey ancestors into walking, talking, water sacks of emotions. And at times, trying to sift through what your mind is telling you can be tiring. Then half of the time, we do the exact opposite of what it is saying. Frustrating, right?


How to speed up your aha moment

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Whether it is getting that great new job, starting a new hobby, or wanting to speak a different language. When you start learning anything new, you will experience a steep learning curve at the beginning. That is followed by a single moment where the process clicks, and your brain wraps itself around the idea. I refer to it as my aha moment.


The most powerful words a person can say

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As an avid reader of a local outdoor magazine, I was surprised to learn from a friend that it was run by a single person.


Bonus — Treat it like the gift it is

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“We are letting you go.”

Companies are built on values and destroyed by choices

I also didn’t escape the title of unemployed. Although not due to the pandemic. My department had always avoided turmoil, but that changed last year. …


Taking comfort in missing half your opportunities

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Thirteen, that’s how many articles I’ve published on Medium. Thirteen has been a power number my entire life. Having been born on the date, it seemed like an excellent place to reflect on my progress writing.

We are all our harshest critics.

Reviewing your past pieces is always a mix of emotions. I read somewhere if your writing from last year doesn’t make you cringe with angst, you are not growing as a writer. Heck reading what I wrote last week fills me with anxiety, so last year’s work makes me feel dejected. …

About

Matt Inman

Success coach, TEDx facilitator, and Travel nerd. Connecting with amazing people to encourage you to take action in your life. Let me help at mattinman.com

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