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© 2019 Larry Sparks

BLUEPRINT TO LARRY SPARKS_USER GUIDE VERSION 2.018
A USER GUIDE, ALSO COMMONLY KNOWN AS A MANUAL, IS A TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION DOCUMENT INTENDED TO GIVE ASISTANCE TO PEOPLE USING A PARTICULAR SYSTEM.[1]

I LIKE TO THINK OF MYSELF AS A PRETTY OPEN MIND, LAID BACK AND GENUINELY EASY TO WORK WITH.

 

IF THERE WERE ONE THING ABOUT ME THAT WOULD SERVE YOU WELL TO BE AWARE OF IT'S THIS. SPEAK YOUR TRUTH, WHATEVER IT IS, HOWEVER DIFFICULT IT IS FOR YOU TO SAY.

 

MY HIGHEST EXPECTATION IS HONESTY. NOTHING DRIVES ME CRAZIER THAN PEOPLE SAYING ONE THING AND THEN INTENTIONALLY DOING SOMETHING ELSE.

ID.I.O.SYN.CRA.SIES

I FALL VICTIM TO BLOOD SUGAR EPISODES THAT LEAVE ME UNCHARACTERISTICALLY IRRITABLE. YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS BY OFFERING THE OBSERVATION THAT A "COMFORT BREAK" FOR A SNACK AND A DRINK OF WATER MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA.

 

I WORK TO LIVE, NOT LIVE TO WORK. I NEED THE FLEXIBILITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WEATHER WINDOWS AND STAND OUT ADVENTURE OPPORTUNITIES. I'M GOOD AT ANTICIPATING AND PLANNING AHEAD FOR THESE, AS WELL AS RETURNING THE FAVOUR WHEN IT TAKES A TEAM TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR OTHERS.

 

IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT MYSELF, IT'S THAT WHEN I FEEL THREATENED OR UNCERTAIN ABOUT SOMETHING I CAN COME OFF AS CONDESCENDING. THIS IS MY TELL, I DO NOT LIKE THIS ABOUT MYSELF. PLEASE KNOW THIS IS NOT A REFLECTION OF YOU, IT IS MY INSECURITY SHOWING ITSELF. I WOULD WELCOME YOUR HELP WITH THIS IN WHAT EVER SHAPE THAT MIGHT TAKE. 

TOP 3 PROFESSIONAL GOALS

LIFE / WORK BALANCE - ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN PERSONAL BOUNDARIES

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DECISION QUALITY / DECISION SCIENCE TRAINING

 

INTENTIONAL DESIGN OF CLIENT PORTFOLIO

 

"YOU ARE THE AVERAGE OF THE TOP 5 PEOPLE YOU HANG OUT WITH"  

E-MYTH "THE THREE BUSINESS

PERSONALITIES"

50% ENTREPRENEUR

40% MANAGER

10% TECHNICIAN

MYERS BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPE: ENTJ

STRENGTHS

  • EXCEPTIONALLY ORGANIZED.

  • SKILLED AT GENERATING CONSENSUS.

  • OUTGOING, EASYGOING AND ENGAGING.

  • RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS' VIEWPOINTS.

  • QUICK TO ADOPT NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

  • COMMITTED.

  • POSITIVE, ENERGETIC AND ENTHUSIASTIC.

WEAKNESSES

  • QUICK TO OVER COMMIT.

  • NOT ALWAYS ABLE TO/WILLING TO ROCK THE BOAT WHEN IT COMES TO MY NEEDS.

  • PERFECTIONIST, TENDENCY TO OVER PLAN.

  • SLAVE TO PERCEIVED EXPECTATIONS.

  • CAN BE SLOW TO PIVOT OR CHANGE COURSE SUDDENLY.

THINGS THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE

A QUICK REPLY, TEXT OR E-MAIL THAT CLOSES THE COMMUNICATION CIRCLE. "THANKS, I GOT THAT" OR A QUICK CONFIRMATION GOES A LONG WAY WITH ME.

 

POSITIVITY AND POSSIBILITY. LET'S DO THE WORK TO GET A SHARED VISION WE CAN GET BEHING, THEN OWN IT. WHILE THERE'S A PLACE FOR THE REALIST OR PESSIMIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAN, ONCE THE BALL'S IN PLAY IT'S WIN OR DIE TRYING, NOT DIE WHINING.

 

I LIKE TO SURROUND MYSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE STOKED ABOUT LIFE. I LOVE IT WHEN THAT STOKE SPILLS OVER INTO YOUR WORK AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE TEAM. BRING YOUR FULL SELF, WHAT EVER THAT MEANS TO YOU. 

 

PEOPLE WHO BRING POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS TO ACCOMPANY PROBLEMS THEY'VE IDENTIFIED.

THINGS THAT I DON'T APPRECIATE

Being late, my irritation at this goes up exponentially as the number of people that are kept waiting goes up. It happens to all of us, myself included, but it drives me nuts.

 

Unspoken hunches, ignoring intuition, not sharing what your spidey senses are saying.

 

Being unprepared, not doing the homework, not taking it seriously.

 

I exist in a virtual workplace, ignoring common etiquette intended to make this comfortable, effective and productive for all involved I feel is disrespectful.

THINGS THAT I DON'T APPRECIATE

BEING LATE. MY IRRITATION AT THIS GOES UP EXPONENTIALLY AS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE KEPT WAITING GOES UP. IT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US, MYSELF INCLUDED, BUT IT DRIVES ME NUTS. 

 

UNSPOKEN HUNCHES, IGNORING INTUITION, NOT SHARING WHAT YOUR SPIDEY SENSES ARE SAYING.

 

BEING UNPREPARED, NOT DOING THE HOMEWORK, NOT TAKING IT SERIOUSLY. 

 

I EXIST IN A VIRTUAL WORKPLACE, IGNORING COMMON ETIQUETTE INTENDED TO MAKE THIS COMFORTABLE, EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE FOR ALL INVOLVED I FEEL IS DISRESPECTFUL.