This week I’d like to share with you an area with which I still struggle, and I suspect that a lot of you might, also: restful sleep.
In my recurring role at Autism Daily Newscast writing the Patterns for Success column, I normally share with you all practical advice for thriving in the corporate landscape as an autistic professional. As we’re all considering the symbolism of the puzzle piece within our community, I thought I might take a step to the side to… More Pieces in the Corporate Puzzle
Shutdown after shutdown comes, they start running into one another. Like wet runny paint on canvas, you can’t tell where one stroke of grey stops and another begins. Your will to continue wanes, your feelings are hurt and in a near constant state of depression, and one cold reality has hit you hard like a… More Patterns for Success – I Picked the Wrong Career
There it is again. Somebody left a bowl of hummus in the sink, half-filled with water, as if they’re waiting for someone else to come and clean it up. Or they just want you to be revolted by it. You know who it is. Jimmy from the Sales team was just eating hummus 20 minutes… More Patterns for Success – The Break Room Slob
It’s been a bit of a wild ride for me this year so far. So much change is going on, and sometimes (usually) I’m not good at giving myself the buffer and the time needed to adjust. Along with starting to write for Autism Daily Newscast, I’ve taken on a number of other responsibilities both inside… More Patterns for Success – Beware Your Instincts
Our hero slinks down the cold basement hallway, gripped with terror at the thought of what might be around the next corner. The hidden horrors could be anywhere, but his senses are overwhelmed by the state of disrepair of the place. Old fluorescent light bulbs are flickering hatefully, as if to taunt him and wish… More Patterns for Success: Office Lighting
One of the best daily routines to assure personal and professional success is to manage your responsibilities with a system. Today, I’m going to tell you about how to use the Personal Kanbansystem to manage your responsibilities.
There is an old proverb that says “no good deed goes unpunished”. You’re settled into your job, and you’ve scored a few victories. Great! Your hard work and great results have resulted in an increase in the scope of your responsibilities. But you still only have a finite amount of time in the day. What do you… More Patterns for Success: The Pomodoro Technique
Welcome to my first of what I hope will be many contributions to the Autism community via Autism Daily Newscast. As a high functioning autistic person with a well-established career in the software industry, I expect to research and share with you patterns for success in your career endeavors. While it is frequently a challenge,… More Patterns for Success – Landing the Job: An Overview
You’ve got the job. Congratulations! Your first day of work will be stressful, if only because there are so many new things to experience, people to meet, and finding your way around the office. You may be inundated by new co-workers coming to welcome you, shaking your hand, and striking up conversation. It’s important here… More Patterns for Success – First Day on the Job