Score one for the good guys.
About 3 months ago I was asked to create model for our sales people to better identify cross sell opportunities. It was a challenge to compile all the data from different sources.
Today I presented on the model. I was nervous going in, but I killed it. It was amazing. Even the top executive was raving.
Scottie got himself a triple double today!
I am one funny motherfucker when I am high!
I say to myself while I am high.
I’m Scottie Pippen!!
I never thought I would open a tumblr account, but lately I have been needing a creative outlet. My wife is in nursing school, to be an RN, not to learn to breastfeed. Her time is limited. We talk, she may or may not hear me. Not saying our marriage is suffering, if it is important she will listen. I work for a great company, but the people around me are very stuffy. Nobody gets me. I have a great friend who did, but he moved to Ohio, because of his stupid girlfriend. She isn’t good for him. Now I have no one to talk to who gets me. I try to make new friends, but have had no success. Most people my age have kids, and are too busy to hang. People who don’t are much younger, and we don’t have much to connect on. All this led me to search for a place I can write my random thoughts and eventually maybe they would find an audience.
So now why I am Scottie Pippen… As I mentioned, I have a great job. I am pretty good at my job. The problem is the guy who works with me is really great at his job. He works longer and harder. He has two kids, he and his wife are overachievers. Part of his advantage is for him work is an escape from his responsibilities at home. I don’t consider myself lazy, but I can’t and don’t want to work as many hours as he does. This brings me to my analogy.
Are you familiar with the dominant Chicago Bulls of the 90s? If not Google that shit. The key players were obviously Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen. Micheal Jordan was the leading scorer. This is obvious, since he is Michael Jordan. Scottie Pippen was the second best on the team. Scottie Pippen was in a tough spot. He was on the team with a legendary player. Practically the entire plan for the bulls was give the ball to Jordan. Pippen was good, but was clearly in Jordan’s shadow. It was not until Jordan left that people started to notice Pippen’s value.
This is my situation. I am being overshadowed by my own MJ. At work, I am practically ignored, I don’t get projects assigned, unless I am the last option or specifically asked for.
How can I go about proving, I am not Scottie Pippen!!!???