Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Regaining your motivation

Greetings intrepid (and long ignored) reader!

I've humbly returned to my post after too long an absence. I love to blog, but lately have fallen victim to the triple whammy of the dreaded corporate year end shuffle and a long run of household "opportunities" to improve !

Besides all that crazy stuff getting between me and the blog, I have to admit that I was really just not motivated to write anything. Not that there isn't always plenty to write about, but I just wasn't motivated to do so. Realizing that brought out a topic worthy of writing about - how to regain your motivation!

So, you find yourself in the dumps and unmotivated to do something you would normally be doing - writing, reading, going to the gym...whatever. How do you get yourself back in the swing? Well, you could find an interesting article on getting your motivation back,
or you could look for inspiration from trusty sources like The Cranky Middle Manager show!

The key to regaining your motivation is to find something you can get yourself all worked up over - passion is the potion! Yeah, I know.... passion is dangerous ground for an HR geek to tread upon, so I will rely on you to keep this above gutter...


Figure out what gets your blood pumping and DO IT! It doesn't matter if it is bowling, basket-weaving or brain surgery... get back in the saddle and RIDE!

Carry on!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Another Christmas in the trenches

Hello, fellow bloggernauts. Sorry I have dropped off the face of the earth for the past few weeks. No, I have not been abducted by aliens or sent to the dungeon by the evil overlords....just been busier than a one legged man at a butt kicking contest with the day job.

In prior posts, I mentioned that my company had been acquired and that has turned my 50 hour weeks into 60 and more.... but that is the worthy price of progress and I am actually having some fun and learning quite a bit in the process.

During my absence from blogging, I got "tagged" 4 or 5 times.... seems that in the blog world, just like meetings - if you are not there to say no, you get all the tasks! I'll be back to the table on that shortly. Needless to say, i can easily dig 5 skeletons out of my closet, but I will be hard pressed to name 5 new victims in the game.... stay tuned for my Tag Revenge!