Today’s tip is to notice the things you do well, however small.
I think I have a lot of room for improvement, and it’s easy to self-criticize and find things that I ought to do better. As my wife would say, don’t should on yourself, and I try to follow this advice.
I do quite a few things well, some of which aren’t big, but they are helpful to others. I work very hard to meet deadlines, which means I also work to not overcommit myself. I practice my presentations a number of times to ensure I can deliver them smoothly and audiences enjoy the talk while learning something. I try watch for places that I can help others, both inside Redgate and in the community, looking to provide information that can clarify how some bit of technology works, and including references where possible.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.