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The first in a new series: Words/Terms I Hate

There are so many words and terms out there that drive me nuts. It’s no coincidence that most of them are politically driven and come up in times of high political activity. However, my first term is work related.

Alternative Medicine.

I hate it. It casts such a negative light on what we do. Granted, “anti-aging” isn’t much better but drives home a point (which I won’t talk about now). But alternative medicine means something isn’t within mainstream medicine. What ticks me off is that everything we do is lumped into this category.

I could rant on this all night…

I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately. It’s time. I want.

The latest updates…

I’m happy to report that our second largest conference of the year, The 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine in Orlando, Fl, was a great success. From an operational standpoint it went extremely smooth and we were able to maintain a steady flow of traffic to the exhibit hall. One area we can improve is signage. While I created 18 new banners/pop ups, we can do a better job with directional signage. It was great to see our hard work lead to a successful event.

As each event passes I feel like I become more and more of a leader. I know where things go, I have answers to questions and I can get things done without assistance. It’s a good feeling.

I’d like to introduce you to a blog produced by my girlfriend, Chelsea. She loves her dachshund, Finnegan, and decided to create a witty and fun blog on a much-written-about topic. Visit thewienerblog.com to see her masterpiece.

As I relax before my first day back in the office since the event, I’m sitting here and watching Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel. It feels good to have a nice quiet night in front of the TV, smelling the coffee alarm being set and enjoying the company of my favorite person, Chelsea, and my favorite dog, Finnegan.

Life is good.

A little motivation for your ass

Have you ever had a day where you received some information (negative) that motivates you to prove people wrong? The marketing department took one on the chin today and it didn’t feel good. However, the sun is going to rise tomorrow and it’s another chance to show my true value. I don’t take it lightly when people think poorly of me. In fact, I take it personally. It eats me up inside. A lot of people would say that’s a negative trait; but no, it’s not. It gives me the fire and drive to move forward and continuously self improve.

Kaizen.

So today was rough at work. I vented to family and friends. I had a glass of wine. The day is over. It’s time to make a few changes and show some people what I can do. Goodnight.