Life

I’ve spent nearly a year intentionally working on myself, my mental health, going to therapy, reading, and learning so that I can unravel the things that are hamstringing me. I don’t have it figured out yet but I’ve learned a lot more about myself, why I operate the way that I do and I’ve gained…

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Lessons from Running

This photo was taken at the completion of a RAGNAR Race we did a few years back. Good times, exhausting times had by all. I run. The simplicity of one foot after the other striking the ground—finding the correct breathing pattern—accomplishing something despite my desire to do anything other than run is magical for me.…

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Tweets I Bookmarked in 2021

Last year I started making use of the bookmarking feature provided by Twitter for tweets I found interesting. Mostly they’re business-related. I figured I’d share them here. Even so, I didn’t bookmark quite as much as I probably should but it’s okay. I’m intent on keeping it going and already have a couple of helpful…

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2021

Or twenty-twenty-fun as I like to call it. Just kidding, I didn’t call it that. Year two of this pandemic and I’m not sure what I think about it. It can get bent as far as I’m concerned. How I Went This year was a mixed bag personally. I didn’t do much in the way…

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45

No. Not that 45. I turned 45 today. 🎉🎂 There’s a lot on my mind as I contemplate my past and think about the future (and spending way too little time in the present). So, no, I don’t have forty-five lessons to share with you. However, I have a stream of consciousness of thoughts that…

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Personal Finance Journey 2021

Photo Cred: Sarah Andersen Like many people, I wasn’t educated about finances when I was a child-ling. As a result, I made many haphazard decisions with my money early in my twenties, and they nearly put me on the street, if not for friends and family helping me when I needed it the most. Still,…

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Company Changelogs

Running a business is a challenge. It requires focus, patience, and more than a few lumps along the way. Think about it! You’re closing new business, launching a new business initiative, hitting an OKR (objective key results, Ted). These barely scratch the surface but serve as examples of things that are easy to miss if…

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You Don’t Look Like a Vasquez

I’m Alex and my last name is Vasquez. I’m White and Mexican. I have red hair and I’m six-foot-four—if I’m walking down the street people be like, Yo’ that’s a white boy—my Pops used to call me “the Polar Bear.” I’m proud of who I am and what I am. I could stop right there…

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