Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Brain Overload

How does it get to be 10pm (two nights in a row) before I can sit down and 'blog'? At least the beast (laptop) is not as slow as a slug tonight and is behaving. I think last night my laptop was updating in the background - but really there's a time and place, the laptop gods obviously aren't good at time management.

I've just re-read that paragraph and realised the irony of it. I'm bagging the laptop gods for lousy time management and then pondering how it gets to be 10pm before I get here. Mmmm hmmm.

I'm tired - that's the only excuse for my ramblings tonight. Actually Jenn wrote a TOL post today - a thinking out loud post. I like that. Jenn - am I allowed to steal that idea / concept? Is it really asking if you're already stealing someone's idea and posting about it. Yeah probably not.

So anyway here's some more of my stolen 'thinking out loud' concept.

I started off my morning rather flat. No, actually I drove to work happy and then arrived at work and the person who made yesterday a kick-a-fence kinda day tried to smooth things over (he apologised yesterday) but I was not in the mood for more of it today. People know when they've stuffed up.

Then I went into a brainstorming session with my boss on change impacts to the 2000 plus users of the new sytem being implemented. Working with other people who don't get change sometimes makes it extremely hard to get motivated about what we have to do. By the end of the first hour, boss and I were arguing over what the meaning of a rebate was in the context it was being used in our documentation. Stupid subject, even more stupid disagreement!

We were both spoiling for a fight and then a project information presentation to a group of employees at 10 this morning was the absolute last thing I felt motivated to do or was in the mood for. But you know the thing is - I'm passionate about my subject, I believe in what we're doing and it's one of the best presentations I've done for this group.

My boss and I came out of this session both hyped up and feeling like we'd finally got through to people. We rocked. Goes to show that the right audience can do wonders for morale and understanding of what you're trying to get across.

Know your audience, know your message and help them see what's in it for them. My favourite quote for the week. Those that matter don't mind and those that mind don't matter. I just need to reach the ones who matter.

Oh my, the thinking out loud theory in my case is actually a brain dump, but I do feel lighter.

That's me done, time for bed.

Cheers, Fi

Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. ~ Alan Lakein


  1. I shared some love with you today on my blog!!!
    Have a great rest of the week

    1. You're a sweetheart Brenda, I'll pop by and have a look - thank you

  2. Yes, TOL, brain dump, it works. LOL. You can steal it, I'm not stingy. Glad by the end of presentation you were feeling better. Tomorrow is a new day, a new dawn. Check out and get some rest.

    1. Rest - yes never can get enough but I'm sure you can say the same


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