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About Michael Verdi:

Welcome to my blog!  I share personal and career information, as well as articles, editorials and information on any topic that is interesting to me or my readers.  Initially, this blog will focus on my 2013 New York marathon training; crossfit and paleolithic diet articles, recipes, and information; and articles/updates regarding career transition, unemployment, etc.  If there is a topic you are interested in, please let me know.

I believe that “change is constant.”

A former boss and mentor once told me, “If you don’t like the way things are going…Wait six months, because things will change.” So far that statement is the one thing that has been perpetual in my life.  I’ve come to realize that if you don’t expect, embrace, and adapt to change…You will be fighting against the tide day-in and day-out.

I’ve learned to embrace change.  Like everyone, I have managed situations that have changed my life.  Granted, I know others have dealt with more significant events than I have. There is not a specific list to qualify a change.  Changes can be significant or insignificant; positive or negative.  The magnitude of change is irrelevant.  This isn’t about who has had to deal with more, challenges and I’m not trying to teach you to deal with change.  I’m just trying to explain how I got “here” and give you a little background into my rational for creating this blog.

My boss mentor changed my life and now I try to make my self just a little better everyday.

This sounds like a grand statement, but it is simple!  I try to think, learn or act in a way that is going to make me a little better everyday.  This philosophy is relatable and doable in all phases of life (self, career, relationships, etc.).  Now, I’m not perfect (far from it) and there are various levels of change/improvement each day and some days there is little to no change, but I try to:

  • Learn something new about myself, my career, people around me…anything.
  • Improve my fitness, nutrition, performance (go a little faster, do one more rep, improve technique)
  • Help others (hold a door, offer to help a stressed co-worker, help a friend)
  • Support Non-Profit organizations (Sussex County Women’s Forum)
  • Make my little piece of the world better (pick up that wrapper that has been left on the ground)

As I said, I’m not perfect and on some days, my efforts are to reduce the impact of negative change and consequences to my actions.  I try to learn something everyday, so I welcome your honest feedback and encourage sharing and comments.  *Constructive* criticism can be very effective.  

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