Review of Week – 9/5

Work. Did a good job on the AO issue. JC I think was happy I found the issue. Did some study of  JS/CSS, although could have done more. Did not commit FQRP, but did test. Not a bad week: B+.

Investigate the missing AO issues. Try to think  out completely, few if any holes. Test/Commit FQRP. Study two hours JS/CSS. Work on NothingButWordPress. Slider.

Home. Finished fence,and also did a lot of gardening. Bought trimmer attachment. Tried to start Mantis, failed. Have to take for maintenance. Cleaned fish tank. A.

Finish up fence project. Buy bush for next to house. Look into trimmer attachment. Mantis new area. Update France spreadsheet, look into transportation. Clean fish tank. 

Fitness. Didn’t do a weight-in,   don’t that that would be constructive.  Did five aerobic sessions, and three strengh. Tracked calories Mon. thru Fri. B+ (could have eaten much better)

Do a weigh-in. Five aerobics and three strength, at minimum. Track calories.

Piano. Six sessions, 195 minutes. Focused. A.

150 minutes of focused practice.

Writing. Did nothing. F.

Explore my “year of getting serious” idea. Just experiment.

Social. Did fairly well, talked to all the girls at the party. Need to let others talk more, listen. Weird I had a problem with that, not like me. B.

Talk to at least one person.

Other. Did some shopping, didn’t do watch. B. 

Email about Dad’s watch. Buy Khaki pants that go with jacket. Buy shoes, belt, and handkerchief for suit. 

Mom. Closed accounts, nothing else. B.

Close accounts. Check house. Buy pipe insurance. Call Sima.

Quote from Year Without Pants (Chapter 22)

The transition to managing a larger team reminded me that when everything is going fine, management is easy. Thousands of managers around the world inherit healthy teams in healthy companies, do little of merit, and get great rewards for just being in the right place at the right time. The real story behind some people you meet with fantastic reputations isn’t notable talents or skills, but merely an exceptional ability to choose the right time to join and leave particular projects. The work of managers everywhere is rarely evaluated with enough consideration for the situation they inherited and the situations they faced that were not in their control. We all make judgments of ability at the most superficial levels. If the results are good, we give praise. If the results are poor, we criticize. We rarely give credence to the feeling in the back of our minds that the winner or loser doesn’t quite fit the part. We know in our careers people who were shafted, taking the fall for incompetence that wasn’t theirs, and also people who slide through organizations as if coated with Teflon, causing misery and frustration at every turn, yet they move into promotions unscathed.

  – Scott Berkun