Friday Friends Feature: Hot Tag Mobile Food

August 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Hot TagDo you like food? Do you like Wrestling? Do you like food trucks? Do you like supporting small business? Do you like Freedom? Do you know anyone who does? If your answer is yes to any of the above questions you should totally check out Hot Tag Mobile Food’s GoFundMe page. They are a small business opening up soon and looking for a little help to get things going smoother. They are even offering some fabulous prizes to go along with donations so its not even like you are donating you are just buying some really cool stuff and food from some awesomely talented folks.

Seriously I watched the movie Chef the other day and I was like how cool is this. Then I remembered these awesome folks are trying to live their dream just like that. Its like Chef meets The Wrestler. How cool is that?

I was reminded of the idea that when one is following their destiny the whole universe conspires to helping you achieve it. Well let’s all do what we can to see that their destiny is achieved. Donate if you can or at least share with others who might be interested in supporting.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hot-tag-mobile-food#/story

Managing the Game: Going to bat for your team

August 27, 2015 Leave a comment

yin-yangI believe the most important role of a manager is the ability to go to bat for your team. Your team should know you support them even when they aren’t around to see it. Even when you don’t 100% agree you should be able to put the team first and defend them. You shouldn’t be blind to their faults but their failings are just as much your responsibility as theirs. If someone is part of your team and you are keeping them there then you are vouching for them. Own it. Share the glory and own the defeats. Grow together and always go to bat for your team.

Communication: Let me let you in on a secret

August 26, 2015 Leave a comment

SecretOne of my favorite tricks for sales and negotiating is the secret that’s not a secret. People really like to feel special and so when you offer them information that they think is “secret” it makes them think they are being gifted with something special. I mean you can totally tell them a true secret but often times we aren’t really allowed to talk about certain things with clients and vendors. Even with an NDA in place. So add the phrases “In all honesty”, “Between you and me” or “I shouldn’t really be telling you this” to your conversations and you have made the other person feel like they are in a special club. With this new bond you can ease in to a new level for your negotiations. It is one peace to a larger puzzle of negotiating but try adding it to your repertoire.

Good Day

August 25, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixI was traveling for work yesterday but today I came in to see my monitor and computer set up, I still need all of my software loaded onto the machine but one step closer and now it is here with me. I also got an update that my 360 cameras are in route to me so that makes me happy too. Another step closer to making some AWESOME content. Baby steps but steps none the less.

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Screaming at the Gods

August 21, 2015 Leave a comment

HulkI don’t know which gods I need to leave tribute around here in order to get my supplies. Somehow I still wait for computer, monitor and slew of other items in order to R&D and develop. I believe the gods are laughing at me and all I feel like is the Hulk screaming in frustration. The amount of process I deal with is enough to drive me insane. All I want to do is develop and design. HULK SMASH!!!

Work Ethic

August 20, 2015 Leave a comment

yin-yangIf you are going to work as an adult have a work ethic. If you say you are going to do something do it, If you can’t do something just say it. If you want to give it a try just do it and when you can’t say you can’t. Take pride in your work. Be the best you that you can be at your job. If you can’t be the best you at your job find something you can be your best you at. Failure is the worst thing. Failing to recognize you failed is.

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Leap Motion

August 19, 2015 Leave a comment

leap-motion-controllerWell while I wait impatiently for other things to arrive I can at least rejoice in the fact that I will get to unbox the Leap Motion and the VR Workstation today. Hopefully the monitor will arrive as well. We will see. Looking forward to what fun and wacky things we can develop with the hand tracking.

https://www.leapmotion.com/