What is keeping you up?

It is 4am on a cold Friday at the tail end of May here in Brisbane, Australia. I am undecided whether if I should start working out, either to go out the street and do my run or jump into my elliptical or rowing machine to get that blood pumping.

Instead I am right in front of my laptop, typing away a blog. I was reflecting what specifically made me rise this early today despite sleep a little later than a usual. Leaving the office later due to a task that needs sorting within the evening.

I realized this is what some would say having a vision waking you up before your alarm clock. Yes most definitely I would get some blood pumping in a bit but I need to provide more time to get closer to an immediate goal.

That immediate goal is to reach that next level at work. Next level where its time to create and I get to create once I am familiar with the rules of the game.

I remember being on training and there was a team game where a team member would have to guess a hidden word. Where you are given a single clue and you guess the word. Everything to make a guess, your team mates would either respond with Yes, No, Maybe. The rules were simple.

Since I am familiar with the rules, I can be creative by saying “Is the first letter…A? B?” Spelling out each letter of the word until I had enough letters to complete the word.

Pretty much in work at the moment, a totally new environment. Where I am learning everyday and waiting for that point of familiarity, leading me to the next phase which is creativity.

And that’s what is keeping me up. Working hard will eventually lead me to working smarter…..

Delan v2.0

I randomly decided to open my blog site and totally forgot I made a post from last month about designed for greatness. Writing reflections on certain things can truly be life changing and a good reminder of things.

I am now on my 3rd month in the new role. Still learning my way around and days were I tell myself it sucked. But that is completely ok as I have been in this situation so many times in the past. It always suck in the beginning, mistakes will be made, but that’s fine. It is just a sign there’s progress. The moment things becomes “as usual”, for me, I noticed I endanger myself of getting bored and starting to look for something else or challenging.

I just received an email from Janet, Narbik’s wife, informing me that there will be a Microniks bootcamp happening in Brisbane in October 2019. That is just unbelievable! I never thought that wouldn’t happened. Though I was hoping to do a bootcamp in 2020 while I give myself enough time to learn the ropes in the Collaboration space particularly Alcatel Lucent Enterprise. I am praying about it as the opportunity just presented itself in my own turf/city.

We are approaching mid-year and I could say it has been a year of sharpening for me. New role, company, salary cap, learning. Outside work I have intentionally allotted time to play music, heck, I am even contemplating to get some classes.

Speaking of classes, i just enrolled in my first martial arts class. I am taking up Battojutsu. It is amazing to be a student.