I love when my daughter makes me breakfast

I love when my daughter makes me breakfast.

My youngest wants to be a chef when she gets older. So she likes to practice on occasion.

I am happy to be her guinea pig. I love that she practices and I love to taste the food she makes.

Every time she cooks, she gets better. It’s a win win situation all around.

I love when my daughter makes me breakfast!

I love that my wife is artistic and creates costumes for our kids

I love that my wife is artistic and creates costumes for our kids.

It’s a labor of love for her. She enjoys it and it shows.

My daughters make the requests and my wife is happy to oblige. She takes pride in her artwork and pays much attention to detail.

My wife loves it!

I love that my wife is artistic and creates costumes for our kids!

I love to connect with international recruiters

I love to connect with international recruiters.

We are going on holiday/vacation overseas soon and I’ve started contacting recruiters at our destination just to get an idea of the opportunities that are available there.

It is interesting┬áto see (and positive for me) that technology professionals are needed everywhere. It gives me hope that we may one day in the very near future be relocating overseas (again ­čÖé ).

I enjoy asking them questions as long as they can bear my queries. I plan to meet at least a few when we are overseas to get a good idea while on the ground of what the technology environment is like.

There is much information out on the Internet so chatting with an actual person makes it easier to cull through. The key is to try to connect with several people because many people may not have the time to respond to my queries. It takes a little extra effort but it is worth it.

I love to connect with international recruiters!

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I love to ask hiring managers about their leadership style

I love to ask hiring managers about their leadership style.

I love to be interviewed. At some time during the interview, I am normally given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of an interview. If not, I go ahead and ask to ask a question. (Side note: It is very important to ask your interviewer questions.)

One of my favorite questions to ask, especially if I am speaking with someone who could potentially be my manager is: How would you describe your leadership style?

First, I like to see how they react to this question. If they are taken aback or try to skirt the question, then that could be a red flag depending on how the interview has gone.

Second, when they do answer the question, it gives me some insight into how they think.

Actions speak louder than words, of course.

A good followup question to this would be to present them with a difficult managerial scenario to see how they would handle the situation.

Even better, if given the opportunity, is to speak with other people on their team, their subordinates/my would-be peers. Ask them how the manager is. If they are hesitant to answer, it could be a red flag as well.

Overall, I enjoy asking questions when being interviewed myself. I appreciate the answers and the interviewer normally appreciates the question because I was thoughtful enough to answer it.

I love to ask hiring managers about their leadership style!

I love to be a guest speaker at other Toastmasters clubs

I love to be a guest speaker at other Toastmasters clubs.

I love to visit other Toastmasters clubs. I love it even more when I have the opportunity to speak at other clubs because I get a new audience. An audience that is unaware of how I speak and does not have preconceived notions of how I speak.

I enjoy seeing a new group of faces in the audience and seeing their reactions when I speak. One of the most valuable parts is the feedback as well.

I look forward to the formal evaluations and informal feedback, too.

I love to be a guest speaker at other Toastmasters clubs!

I love to walk along the street in the middle of the day

I love to walk along the street in the middle of the day.

I had lunch with former colleagues of mine today. (Always an enjoyable time.)

My wife dropped me off at the place so after lunch instead of waiting for her to pick me up, I started walking. There was a place we wanted to go about a mile or so away so I called her to tell her that I would meet her there.

It was warm but pleasant. The sun was out but it was not inferno hot as the usual Florida sun is. It was manageable. The wind was blowing so that helped as well. I also helped a cool Arnold Palmer (sweet tea/lemonade) drink so that I may refresh when needed.

I enjoyed the walk because it was dichotomous to see that there many cars on the street yet I was alone on the sidewalk walking to my destination. I saw one lone person on the way there. He was an older gentleman out for his daily walk it seemed. I greeted him in passing and we continued on our merry ways.

I enjoyed taking things in a little as well, things that I would take for granted if I was in a car. I snapped a few pictures of interesting things: a flower bed that was blooming that I would have probably never stopped to look at and a power line from a different perspective (pictured above).

I need to remember to do this more often.

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I love to visit corn mazes

I love to visit corn mazes.

The family and I visited a corn maze for the first time this weekend. We had seen movies where we had a vision of what a large field of corn looks like. We were expected something big.

It wasn’t but it was still a new experience that we are sure to repeat again.

I found it enjoyable walking through an area where you are not able to see above the corn. We also separated ways and found ourselves again.

The entire farm where the corn maze was located was a different experience from what we are used to since we are mainly city dwellers. It was worth the trip to just enjoy fresh air and the outdoors a little more.

I love to visit corn mazes!