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Actually, I wanna be like ScottGu and ScottHa and Phil Haack, and.... well you get the idea.

I have been thinking about things I want to accomplish in my career for awhile now. I have set out some goals for myself. Like Becky Isserman, I want to become an MVP. This is a bit longer road for me because, I have not been super active in the developer's community here. It's not that I don't want to, I just haven't figured out how. I haven't figured out how ScottGu and ScottHa and Phil manage to do it. Phil and ScottHa have kids. I just have a wife, but we are trying to get pregnant (or at least we're trying to get HER pregnant).

If it were up to me, I would spend all my time writing code, blogging, cruising the forums and going to geek meetings of all sorts, I love it, but finding that balance will be tricky. With the goals of becoming an MVP and getting an MCSD, and maybe even starting a master's degree this fall, I just don't know how I'd make time for everything.

I just want to know how they do it. How do they find time to blog about meaningful, helpful things and contribute to Open-Source projects and speak at .NUGs and still go to work and have a rewarding family life?

So to that end, I need suggestions. For those of you who are MVPs (especially those with wives & children), if you have any time management suggestions for me, it would be greatly appreciated.



Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2008 2:23 PM Learning | Back to top

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Well, I have four kids and a wife and I've been lucky enough to be awarded an MVP status the last two years.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure I have any tips that I can give and I'm definitely not in the same league as any of the people you've mentioned. I think that's important to note though. You don't have to be one of those geek demigods to become an MVP. Just be a guy passionate about community and don't delay getting involved. You'll figure things out as you get going.

Good luck with trying for your first child and all your other goals! Sounds like a big year for you.

Hopefully some of the huge MVP stars stop in to give you some better advice, sorry I didn't have much to offer you.

Left by George W. Clingerman on Apr 06, 2008 4:45 PM

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