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The Quickest Way to Start off an Interview on the Wrong Foot

The Quickest Way to Start off an Interview on the Wrong Foot

Do you want to know the quickest way to start an interview off on the wrong foot? Don’t reciprocate when the interviewer asks how you are. That’s it! It immediately causes a sense of unease in the interviewer and makes them question your social intelligence. […]

Dance with who You Came With

Dance with who You Came With

Yesterday I did 800s at a pace slower than I used to run mile repeats. They were sufficiently hard with a nice dose of weird. The comparison game makes getting in shape difficult. Thanks to my diligent logging, I can look up the splits of […]

Two Years at Praxis!

Two Years at Praxis!

Today marks my 2-year anniversary at Praxis! Here are some notable moments of the last year: Salesforce still kicks my butt Salesforce is my greatest love and also my greatest source of frustration at times. I’ve been using it long enough to at times be […]

Check your Perspective, Change your Attitude

Check your Perspective, Change your Attitude

Ever since my injury, I’ve been lamenting the fact that I can’t roll out of bed and out the door to run anymore. I talk about the necessity of my new warm up routine due to being “old” or “broken” or some other negative framing. […]

Passive Voice Makes You Sound Slimy

Passive Voice Makes You Sound Slimy

Whenever I read something written in passive voice, it makes me think of politicians. “Mistakes were made” is the most political thing to say, and it’s a common example for explaining passive voice. What is passive voice? It’s when you hide the subject of the […]

Podcast Recommendations

Podcast Recommendations

I am a late mover to most technologies, and this year is when I fully jumped on the podcast train. Here are some of my favorites, by category. Professional Development Office Hours – I don’t care if it’s cheesy to plug the podcast from the […]

One Year at Praxis

One Year at Praxis

A little over a year ago today. Isaac Morehouse turned my life upside down by sending me an email: “Got ten minutes for a quick phone call?” That quick phone call led to me giving notice at my job – my first job out of […]

Breaking Out of a Broken System Review: Part 2

Breaking Out of a Broken System Review: Part 2

Recap: The book is split in half – the first half on black paper/white text from Seth’s perspective and the second half on white paper/black text from Chandler’s perspective. I reviewed Seth’s half here.   PROS: Considering the long break between my reading the first […]

Just Google It: Panel Graphs in Excel

Just Google It: Panel Graphs in Excel

I got a data task last week. I love my data. At my last job I once got lost writing a report on our evaluation data and didn’t look up from my computer until my stomach growled and I realized I stayed an hour later […]

Breaking Out of a Broken System Review: Part 1

Breaking Out of a Broken System Review: Part 1

I learned about the band NEEDTOBREATHE my first summer working at Strong Rock Camp when my co-counselor would play their music to wake our girls up in the morning. I had the opportunity to see them play live at a Braves game this summer which […]