Getting Some Brain Food, Or The Start of Something Bigger?

Food for the Body and Soul

A couple of weeks ago, I finished off my involvement with Shannon Park Lego League by hosting the Showcase that had been previously postponed by weather.  That night, I chose to have a steak dinner (a bone-in ribeye steak, please).  Yes, I was hungry, but my soul needed it more than anything to mark the closure of this commitment I made a few years ago.  I think the mind is a lot the same.  It needs to be fed from time to time to keep it sharp.

Last night, I started a Mini-Masters course on Marketing Management at the University of St. Thomas.  A few months ago, I decided to enter this course as a way to broaden my capabilities beyond the technical, leadership and management work I do today.  In essence, it will provide some brain food.  A healthy thing, I think.

As I sat through the 3 hour lecture from the professor, I feel like I may have stumbled onto potentially several other opportunities for me to make Big Plays in my life.  I see opportunities immediately to apply the knowledge I am gaining to my current job, but also it got me wondering if there is a new Big Play I haven’t even though of yet?  Is it a start of a new direction, or a new way to contribute within my current responsibilities?  Only time will tell, but my eyes, ears, heart and mind are open to the possibilities ahead.


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I am a software lab manager in the Corporate Research Lab at 3M in St. Paul.

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