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Networking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Native Son Feb 9, 2013. 2 Replies

I was wondering if you fine fellas could give me any ideas to open up my networking options.I know a lot of people out there in the states rely upon their allumni network(which is a great thing) but…Continue

Office ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael1359 Jun 2, 2013. 47 Replies

Good morning Gentlemen and Ladies, I have been working from home for a few years and I just received a promtion that will require me to go back into the office full time. I'm looking for ideas…Continue

RIP Sgt Daniel Metcalfe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Tucker Oct 4, 2012. 2 Replies

I know there are many on here in the military or from military backgrounds. Even if your not, this one hit home personally. My wife's cousin Sgt 1st Class Daniel Metcalfe killed in action over the…Continue

Acceptable suit for a funeral

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Dutch Dastard Nov 24, 2012. 7 Replies

 Hi everyone, just wanted to post this and gauge some reactions.  My wife's grandmother passed last night and therefore a funeral will be in held within the week.I have 2 suits, a black and very dark…Continue

 

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Ari White replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"I keep a full-size spiral-bound notebook at my shop. Everything that could be forgotten goes in there, from serial numbers on the machine I'm going to look up on the computer to who just called. I don't carry it out of the shop, though."
Feb 5
Basic Inventory replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"There are so many out there these days it's hard to choose. I have a Best Made notebook. It's okay. but I want something that opens up flat so it is easy to write near the binding. I was thinking of trying a Field Notes notebook."
Feb 3
Darrell Phipps replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"I'm a fan of Field Notes 3-pack notebooks. They hold-up nicely and fit perfectly into your back pocket. Field Notes on Amazon I had felt strange about carrying a notebook at first. Wasn't sure about pulling out a notebook at random times…"
Jan 30
Michael Kure replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"I've been carrying a pocket notebook since I read the article on this website about pocket notebooks in August. It's a cheap one that I bought at Wal-Mart for $6 and it's lasted this long. It is starting to get beat up and warped…"
Jan 30
Regular Joe replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"If / when necessary, I write notes on my smartphone. If it's something time-sensitive, I program it into my Google calendar with a reminder."
Dec 17, 2013
Tracy W. Saunders replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Notebooks
"As an electrician i carry one of the little notebooks that the electrical supply house hand out, the out 20 pages of note pads and the front and back have a couple of pages from the national electrical code that are most used..best of all there…"
Dec 17, 2013
Michael1359 replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"Me too. Two pens, one highlighter, computer, vertical three-level tray, one desk drawer with files, and that's about it. Paper gets filed in a back office as soon as it is looked it, which is usually same day. Most everything is electronic,…"
Jun 2, 2013
Dave Harding replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"I like a minimalist approach as well: apart from the computer (and necessary cords/ports/etc to plug accessories in) I go for a couple of pens, some paper to scribble on, a filing tray to hold current work, and perhaps one personal item to cheer me…"
May 22, 2013
Native Son replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Networking
"Most important, and vital to all 4 suggestions: INTERACT with people."
Feb 9, 2013
Nick Nopoulos replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Networking
"A few things that come to my head that I have done. 1. Go to church. 2. Join a lodge 3. Have calling cards to hand out. 4. Follow though."
Feb 8, 2013
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Networking

I was wondering if you fine fellas could give me any ideas to open up my networking options.I know a lot of people out there in the states rely upon their allumni network(which is a great thing) but personally Ive moved to a different country and therefore my own allumni network is not so helpful.Hoping someone out there could give me ideas concerning organizations or groups to think about as I'm trying to get a few rungs up the corporate ladder cheers,See More
Feb 2, 2013
Slacker replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"I'm a minimalist and like my desk clean each day when I come in. Office supplies: Pen holder, envelopes, stamps, notepad, a good pen, a pencil, highlighter or 2, phone charger. Padfolio for meetings. Personal items: Photos, a can of soup,…"
Jan 16, 2013
The Earl of Essex replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"Sounds like a great conversation piece, I do have a collection of photographs my grandfather gave me that he bought from a French photographer when his shipped docked somewhere during WW2 that shows Austrailian soldiers being 'arrested' by…"
Jan 16, 2013
Native Son replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"I do have a couple of unusual group photos of a state Highway Patrol gig from around 1930.  The guys, including a great-uncle, were flown by the Army to the airfield...so they're in full uniform and wearing parachutes."
Jan 15, 2013
The Earl of Essex replied to Saxon's discussion Savile Row and bespoke suits in the group Men's Fashion
"I would say, that a true tailor should be able to size from the second they lay eyes on you.  Without any imput from you, they should know what to do to make you look good. I have moved from London where I used to frequent places like Saville…"
Jan 14, 2013
The Earl of Essex replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"damn, I guess I should take back the stripper pole and the novelty nazi stormtrooper bobblehead then,   I blame political correctness"
Jan 14, 2013

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1st milestone

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:55am 1 Comment

So I couldnt get a full workout in last time due to time restrictions caused by the wifes' work commitment so I just jumped in the pool.

 

Turns out I swam the furthest I have swam since I was a teenager!

I managed 32 lengths of the pool- which is about 800m or half a mile!!!!

 

Sounds so much better when you talk about it in those terms!!!

Week 1

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:48am 5 Comments

 

First week down and over with!!! haha-  Hasnt been that bad really.  I've actually enjoyed the training and I feel fantastic.

 

Still have slight knee pain and tenderness but I have decided thats a tight muscle issue that I'm trying to fix with stretching and Yoga daily instead of anything mechanical in the knee joint itself- ha famous last words!

 

Looks like my life in the forseeable future will revolve around the Y here-  as the snow is coming soon and…

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Committed to a Triathlon

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 8:27pm 1 Comment

So it's silly time of the year again and over the weekend I decided to go ahead and commit to partaking in a sprint triathlon in May 2013.

Its silly because I dont have a bike yet and havent run a whole lot due to a painful knee and a twisted ankle.

 

I planned on writing a post every week or month to help keep me honest with the training

 

 

Today was day 1of a 22week journey,   Started with a 20 minute run and a 200yard…

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At 10:09am on September 28, 2012, SB said…

I admire your courage and gumption.  I selfishly plan to use your motivation to keep me on my workout routine!

Cheers!

 
 
 

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