Thoughts for the day

  1. I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.
  2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now.
  3. You can tell a lot about a woman’s mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she’s probably pissed.
  4. Gone are the days when girls cooked like their mothers . Now they drink like their fathers.
  5. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone you’ve just met? That’s common sense leaving your body.
  6. I don’t like making plans for the day. Because then the word “premeditated” gets thrown around in the courtroom.
  7. I didn’t make it to the gym today. That makes 1,500 days in a row.
  8. I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
  9. Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers. If you find one, what’s your plan?
  10. Everyone has a right to be stupid once in a while. Yet some just abuse the privilege.

From: Wicked Thoughts

Quote of the Day — Scott Meyer

“If you can’t do something right, call it something different.”

From: Basic Instructions

Quote of the Day — George Orwell

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

Quote of the Day — Paris Gray

When the going gets tough just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus.

From: Mashable

Quote of the Day

“Impossible isn’t something that can’t be done. It’s just something that hasn’t been done before.”

From: Lifehack

Quote of the Day — Mandy Hale

“Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence.”

From: Lifehack

Quote of the Day — Vince Lombardi

“Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs.
Watch your beliefs, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become your actions.
Watch your actions, they become your habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.”

From: The American Spectator

Quote of the Day — Thomas Sowell

“Of course everything “works” by sufficiently low standards, and everything “fails” by sufficiently high standards.”

From: The American Spectator

Quote of the Day — Neils Bohr

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”

From: The American Spectator

Quote of the Day — Socrates

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

From: association for project management

A good article about fear of reporting accurately.

Every company that I have ever worked at and every program I have ever ran struggles with one fundamental problem….”what does it mean to be in yellow status?”

I am a believer in transparency and will put the status of my projects to yellow if there are risks to the program. I personally think that going straight from green to red is a bad reflection on the project. But let me distinguish that I believe there are two types of yellow; (1) Risks that need to be raised for awareness but do not need attention and (2) Issues that require action or attention. It is important to manage expectations so people know which yellow you mean.

I think something is missing…

I know some corporate cultures are afraid of yellow (and red) because it results in lots of yelling and unwanted attention. I believe that this actually promotes a behavior of PMs not reporting issues, thinking that they can manage the issues themselves and then only reporting on them once they are really bad and beyond the point they can be fixed.

I also see people fall into the “I can handle it” mindset so they don’t want to report on items until they become a much bigger problem. Yellow should not be considered a bad thing but more of acknowledgement of risks or asking for help. If I was a senior leader, I would like to know that someone is aware of and monitoring these risks versus telling me it is green every week.

What do others think of reporting yellow status?

From: Adventures in Project Management

Quote of the Day

“Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.”

From: Lifehack

Quote of the Day — William Feather

“The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.”

From: quantmleap

Quote of the Day — William Blake

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”

Quote of the Day — Jim Collins

“The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline.”

From: quantmleap

Quote of the Day — Gerald Ford

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.”

Actual employee evaluation comments

A useful list of evaluation comments for that difficult-to-evaluate employee.

  1. “Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom…..and has started to dig.”
  2. “His men would follow him anywhere…but only out of morbid curiosity.”
  3. “I would not allow this employee to breed.”
  4. “This employee is really not so much of a ‘has-been’, but more of a definite ‘won’t be’.”
  5. “Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.”
  6. “When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet.”
  7. “He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.”
  8. “This young lady has delusions of adequacy.”
  9. “He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.”
  10. “This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.”
  11. “This employee should go far…and the sooner he starts, the better.”
  12. “Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together.”
  13. “A gross ignoramus – 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.”
  14. “He certainly takes a long time to make his pointless.”
  15. “He doesn’t have ulcers, but he’s a carrier.”
  16. “I would like to go hunting with him sometime.”
  17. “He’s been working with glue too much.”
  18. “He would argue with a signpost.”
  19. “He has a knack for making strangers immediately.”
  20. “He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room.”
  21. “When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell.”
  22. “If you see two people talking and one looks bored…he’s the other one.”
  23. “A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on.”
  24. “A prime candidate for natural deselection.”
  25. “Donated his brain to science before he was done using it.”
  26. “Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t coming.”
  27. “Has two brains: one is lost and the other is out looking for it.”
  28. “If he were any more stupid, he’d have to be watered twice a week.”
  29. “If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you’d get change.”
  30. “If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the oceans.”
  31. “It’s hard to believe that he beat 1,000,000 other sperm to the egg.”
  32. “One neuron short of a synapse.”
  33. “Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled.”
  34. “Takes him 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.”
  35. “The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.”

From: The Blogannath Rolls On

47 Things You Can Do To Make Your Life Simple

  1. Talk with each other, don’t guess what others’ thinking.
  2. Be friendly to people around you, wearing a smile can change your day.
  3. Treasure the friendships you have, you don’t need to be friends with everyone.
  4. Hang out with positive people who can boost your energy.
  5. Ask questions if there’s something you’re not sure about.
  6. Follow what your heart tells you.
  7. Accept things and people to be imperfect.
  8. Accept the fact that you’re imperfect as well. A man’s got a limit.
  9. Don’t always ask “why?”, ask “why not?”.
  10. Forget what others think of you and demand for you.
  11. If you want to cry, just cry. Crying doesn’t mean you’re weak.
  12. Be mature, and be playful still.
  13. Treat others as you’d like to be treated; give out what you want to receive.
  14. Stop expecting yourself to please everyone around you.
  15. Don’t let the weather affect your mood. You can’t control the weather but you can handle your emotions.
  16. Get some sleep when you’re tired, don’t stay up late for no reasons.
  17. Get up early to enjoy the quiet morning.
  18. You have the control over your body, ignore others’ judgement on it as long as you’re healthy.
  19. Eat healthily, yet there’s no need to stop eating all the sweets and snacks as they can add fun to your life.
  20. Don’t get addicted to alcohol, drugs and cigarette.
  21. Only eat when you’re hungry, not because you’re sad or bored.
  22. Do exercise regularly.
  23. Think about what you have now and feel satisfied about it.
  24. Always buy what you need, not what you want. Your desire is endless.
  25. Don’t want to have something only because others have it.
  26. Be true to yourself and don’t lie to others.
  27. Don’t be afraid to say “I love you” to people who you care about.
  28. It’s okay to lose your temper, just don’t hurt anyone.
  29. Don’t argue for the sake of fighting, discuss with reasons.
  30. Apologize when you’ve done something wrong.
  31. Allow mistakes and forgive others.
  32. Be opened to learn about new stuff.
  33. Don’t hide yourself, you should meet the world.
  34. Keep a notebook to take note of important things.
  35. Learn to use technology to simplify your daily life.
  36. De-clutter and make space for yourself to work or do whatever you’ll do.
  37. Learn to cook, so you won’t eat-out too often.
  38. When you buy things, buy them with cash and avoid using credit/debit cards.
  39. Find the job that you like to do.
  40. Set a goal for yourself.
  41. Make priorities for what you want to do.
  42. Do something that you’ll feel proud of.
  43. Learn from the past, let go of your guilt and move on with your daily life.
  44. Find out what’s most important right now and focus on this.
  45. Hope for the best; plan for the worst.
  46. Have faith in yourself (and God).
  47. If there’s anything you hate to do, just stop doing it. (Yes as simple as that!)

From: Lifehack

Quote of the Day — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

Quote of the Day — Josh Billings

“There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.”

From: LifeHack