Daily Coping 24 May 2022

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.

Today’s tip is to reflect on what makes you feel valued and purposeful.

I tend to be someone that gives of themselves in life. To my family, friends, and others in the world. I have volunteered, I spent a lot of my career trying to help educate others. I try to motive and inspire others, I coach, and I want to make an impact.

I get uncomfortable with a lot of praise and thanks. Often, I feel valued and meeting my purpose when I see others succeed to grow in some way. Whether I helped them or not, I really enjoy seeing others achieve something. I’m glad when I can be of service and help.

If I’m not, then I usually think about whether I could take a lesson, an idea, or inspiration to help someone else in my life.

It’s one reason I enjoy speaking and run SQL Saturday. It’s also a big part of why I enjoy coaching.

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Republish: It’s the Engineers

I’m in Belgium today for the start of Techorama.

You get It’s the Engineers to read while I’m learning something new.

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Daily Coping 23 May 2022

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.

Today’s tip is to show your gratitude to people who are helping to make things better.

I think there are many people who try to make things better. Through their religion, through charity, through simple actions. Sometimes just by doing their job pleasantly the professionally.

One of the ways I am trying to show gratitude is with more thank yous and pleases for people that are working on anything around me. Those in shops, those that might be cleaning up and area, those that are raising money and awareness for their cause. If I see someone that is making the world better, like a fireman or policeman, I’ve offered to buy their coffee to snack and thank them.

It’s good to donate time and money (reminds me to schedule time with Habitat), but I also think that it is helpful to people to recognize their effort with kind words.

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Republish: Job Interviews: What is Normalization?

Traveling today, going from the UK to Belgium. Fingers crossed that the trip is smooth.

I’m republishing Job Interviews: What is Normalization? today for you to read.

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