My daughter is shy at first. She doesn’t like being the center of attention, and she gets nervous because “everyone’s looking at her”. When she does this I tell her “no one is paying attention to you but me and daddy”. It sounds harsh, but hear me out. Having worked in marketing for 13+ years, … Continue reading There are only two types of people paying attention to you…relax.
In life and in work, I tend to take the scenic route. For me, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. It’s the reason I dislike people saying, “Ashley, I need you to tell me exactly what you need me to do. I don’t care about the why.” The “why” is the journey for me. … Continue reading Scenic Routes and Shortcuts
Another movie that I enjoy watching is The Truman Show. I know many people who enjoy it, and I think it speaks to our ego. We all have one. Thinking that everyone is watching you, and you’re obliviously unaware, is both thrilling and terrifying. There’s beauty in watching Truman begin to suspect that people are … Continue reading The Truman Show
I was talking to someone on Slack the other day, and I did something I never thought I’d do: use the edit button. It felt a little dirty, to be honest. It felt dirty because it wasn’t honest. I wasn’t perfect, but I was trying to put on an air of perfection. How could anyone … Continue reading Keeping Up With the Joneses
Do you remember the movie “Little Man Tate”? It was about a gifted kid that went to college at some insanely young age, and it followed his trials and tribulations. It really resonated with me. When I was in third grade, I had my IQ tested, at the request of one of my teachers. Because … Continue reading Your Authentic Self
I’ve noticed something. When an expert speaks publicly about their craft, they go to their trusted advisor afterwards and asks “how did I do?” It’s fascinating that an expert would question their expertise. I have someone on my team who helps me with this...I always think I’m a failure and she is always honest. Me: … Continue reading My Source Code