Monday, October 15, 2018

Counterintuitive To-Do List

I was inspired to write an opposite to-do list or an opposite checklist on Sun Oct 7. I was on my desk preparing to write what I must accomplish in the morning. I thought of the opposite idea. I experimented the opposite planner Sun Oct 7 to Sun Oct 14. It felt different writing down everything I accomplished instead of writing down everything to accomplish. The satisfactory feeling was no different writing down everything I accomplished and crossing out everything on my to-do list. There was no increase or decrease in motivation to complete my responsibilities. The following is my counterintuitive to-do list:

Sun Oct 7: Washed sheets, washed hiking hat, job searched, checked email, downloaded financial statements, cleaned desk, archived past blogs, prepared items to sell on eBay, paid DMV car registration, put hiking gear back in closet, uploaded a blog, and played Mahjong.

Mon Oct: 8 Self foot spa, learned Power Query, learned SQL, installed permanent light timer, job searched, checked email, shopped for books online, and cooked.

Tue Oct 9: Learned Power Query, learned Power Business Intelligence, job searched, checked email, archived past blogs, learned Power Pivot, cleaned hiking equipment, cooked, and wrote blogs.

Wed Oct 10: Learned SQL, cooked, job searched, checked email, archived past blogs, learned Python, and workout at the gym.

Thur Oct 11: Self foot spa, learned Power Query, learned Power Business Intelligence, shopped, cooked, checked email, job searched, and workout at the gym.

Fri Oct 12: Cleaned toilet, learned Power Query, learned SQL, cooked, job searched, checked email, learned Python, and workout at the gym.

Sat Oct: 13 Wrote a blog, read a book, cooked, watched an inning NLCS, read another book, uploaded two blogs, watched an inning ALCS, washed towels, and played Mahjong.

Sun Oct 14: Checked email, shopped, attended a gathering in Japantown-San Jose, CA, watched football, cooked, job searched, and uploaded a blog.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Five Quickie Questions

I was inspired from the podcast Sex With Emily. Emily asks five quickie questions to her podcast guests. The questions asked vary. Here are my five favorite with my answers.

1. Biggest turn on. Intelligence and adventure.

2. Biggest turn off. Social awkwardness or poor conversationalist and low self-esteem.

3. What's one thing you tell your partner about your body? Teasing. Grab my butt or slap my butt.

4. Craziness place to have sex. In my car at a parking garage.

5. Biggest pet peeve. Waste food.

Update On A Past Blog

I realized losing my job skills on Jan 2013 A Concern That Requires My Attention. I relearned Business Analyst skills and reviewed Excel and Crystal Reports incorrectly. Fortunately, I began reviewing Excel correctly starting on Aug 2014. I'm learning Python, Power Query, and Microsoft Power Business Intelligence today. I'm reviewing SQL and VBA today.

My latest concern is losing my communication skills. Another negative being unemployed is losing professional communication skills from small talk with co-workers to presentation in a meeting. Similarly, I'm losing my social communication skills. Most of the people in my life have moved on. My life is on pause. I don't know when my life resumes play when I achieve freedom. Socializing is hard when I'm home working hard to find a job.

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Use It Or Lose It

An obvious blog. A simple blog. I remind myself the life lesson I learned at De Anza College Fall 2010. Use it or lose it. Don't let anything sit around doing nothing. Use it now. Don't let it collect dust. Use anything to make life better. An obvious example is our brains. I wrote a blog The Brain Use It Or Lose It on Sep 22, 2015. It's a judgment call. Sometimes we hold back for good reason. Sometimes we don't need to use it now. It can wait. Timing is bad. Regardless, take advantage of using it to save time, to save money, to learn, to gain an advantage, and to win. Otherwise, get rid of it. Junk is useless.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Am I Being Bold Or Stupid?

I'm long-term unemployed. Do I wait for a job offer matching my skills and knowledge? Do I accept any job? I can work in data entry, as a retail associate, or as a content review analyst. There is no right or wrong answer. Do I make a bold intelligent choice waiting for a matching job which sets a solid career path? Do I make a stupid life forever unemployed choice? A third choice is do I take any job which sets a ruined career path?

I continue training like minor league baseball players training to play in the major league. I learn new job skills. I review existing job skills. Regardless, how can my resume get worse waiting? Patience is a virtue. However, is there virtue having a weak resume?

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