I was reminiscing with a great friend – Scott Reitz – about when we lived in Minnesota together. That was over 5 years ago. We were talking about shoveling snow and the wonderful memories cues of Minnesota. One of my … Continue reading
It’s an interesting concept. I think in past posts, I would have referred to it as Identity Projection, but I really like the nuance of the word performance. A performance is not natural. Here are a few definitions: per·for·mance (pr-fôrmns) n. … Continue reading
I don’t know what you picture when you think of an engineer, but I think math and socially….well, you know. Don’t get me wrong. I know tons of cool engineers, but that’s the focus of this post.
I heard about the idea of emotional engineering and was quite fascinated by the idea of it. What does it mean to be one? You can do a search for it, and it seems to exist as an actual discipline. I’ve just never thought of it. It brings about some interesting ideas and concepts. There are behavioral economists. I’d love to hear from an emotional engineer. If you’re one, let’s talk. I want to learn from you.
I was talking to my father-in-law last night. We were talking shop, and I was sharing with him how much I appreciate him. I can’t believe that he tells me what he does-not because I don’t want him to tell me. We have great conversations. We talk about deep and very personal things. I absolutely enjoy his transparency. It’s been great.
I told him that I am sometimes surprised that he is honest much more than I am surprised that he actually tells me things.
I had shared with him that I am processing through the question – Am I the way I am because of the job that I have or do I have the job that I have because of who I am?
It was great to process that with someone, but my father-in-law told me last night that it’s easy to share these things with me because of who I am. He says that it makes it easier to share these things. I am so blessed that I have a friend in him.