Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions. -Harvey Mackay

Rejection, it’s something we all fear. We spend most of our lives trying to please other people and do the best job we can in whatever task we undertake. And the basis is to get approval. We are by nature, approval seekers. Some people advocate desensitizing yourself through progressive exposure to rejection. During Jia Jiang’s Ted talk, he looked Read more […]

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

I taught my daughter two things as she grew up. The time to be sorry is before you do it. The only person you can control is yourself. Huxley’s quote is appropriate when I look back.  Control of the self is the only thing you can be sure that you can control.  There has never been an instance where you have full control over anyone else. Read more […]

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

This quote hits home for me right now.  How about you? Do you often think about what you should do and how you should do it but you never actually do it? Does thinking become more important than the doing? I find myself reading all kinds of blogs and books on a pretty frequent basis.  It’s part of my morning ritual.  The problem is that I rarely Read more […]

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. -King Solomon

In a world full of social media friends and political upheaval, this quote probably transcends personal friendships.  Any social interaction can count someone as a friend you interact with at any level.  Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. That’s fitting with King Solomon’s quote. Friends, Read more […]

Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve. -J.K. Rowling

If you have something blocking you or don’t have the nerve to do something, you won’t get there. Having the nerve to do anything is being able to overcome your fears. There are tons of self help gurus who can help you with habits that can overcome these things. Fear is there for a reason. That fear is now not necessarily a good thing. It stops us Read more […]

Details create the big picture. -Sanford I. Weill

I’ve been reading and listening to YouTube videos quite a bit lately.  Lots of great stuff out there if you know where to look.  The following quote summarizes a lot of the books and videos that I’ve read and listened to over the past year. Details create the big picture. Sanford I. Weill One of the first books I read this year, “The Compound Effect” Read more […]

Useful MS Dynamics CRM Articles – Part 2

This last couple of weeks have been very very busy.  However, I still have some good articles that I am going to record. I used the following 2 articles to setup a large update on a few thousand records. Importing and Updating Records in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Changing the Lookup Reference When Importing Related Data   And something Read more […]

Useful MS Dynamics CRM Tools Part 1

I decided to start  a list of useful tools and articles that I find each week. Today I was working on something that I needed to do at work.  I have a workflow that I built kind of after the fact.  It is a workflow that is triggered on a field update. I am turning off another workflow that updates that field but I still needed to kick off this Read more […]

MS Dynamics CRM – Recording Negative Durations

I recently needed to track available support minutes where the minutes went into a deficit.  The only problem in MS Dynamics CRM is that duration fields cannot be negative.  Some people would say to just use a regular number field. That was not entirely something I could do since the values being subtracted from the available support minutes were Read more […]

Business Rules in MS Dynamics CRM – What are they?

The official definition from Microsoft is: Simple declarative interface to implement and maintain fast changing commonly used business rules that will be applied to main and quick view forms or to an entity. So what does that really mean in terms of the application and data?  First, let’s talk about what is a business rule.   Wikipedia defines Read more […]