Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Changing of the Guard

As I delve deeper into the hockey scheduling world, it becomes increasingly clear that I’m either being overly enthusiastic about helping the program or I need to have my head examined. It’s a pretty intense and ambitious job, and I have to offer kudos to BM for the job he’s done. Very well done, in fact. When you get down to it, he’s perfectly suited for the task since he’s in IT and data management, and the process of scheduling hockey games is all about organization and data management.

Either way, here I go, getting in over my head once again. Then again, what else is new? It seems as if that’s the only way things get done in my life. I met with DF and BM the other day and got a clearer picture of what is entailed, and on the surface it seems doable, albeit with clear complications from a logistical standpoint. The problem with working with DF is that he’s so confident and competent and he’s such a doer that I feel so inadequate around the guy. He looks at these challenges as no big deal, whereas I am quaking in my boots. Time for me to man-up and take a lesson from the real thing.

As I mentioned, the meeting went well, I’m a little more prepared and I think the only thing to do is jump right in. I live in fear of doing the wrong thing, but that’s the same issue I’m always critical of in terms of paralyzing people from taking action, so I need to take my own advice and just do it.

This should be good, so stay tuned for more. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Gabriel Villena for the pic.

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