Jeff Strauss!

Technical Advisor • Community Leader • Problem Solver

Jeff is a technical architect, an executive consultant, and an attorney. As a member of the Chief Digital Advisor team at World Wide Technology—and with his unique experiences that combine tech and the law—he maintains a passion for solving problems with inspired solutions, improving life and business through technology. A dedicated member of the developer community, Jeff travels internationally to speak on both technical and business-oriented topics. He is a Microsoft MVP and serves on the board of directors for the Kansas City Developer Conference.

Starting Over

Adversity. A necessary component of life. Inevitably, we all reach professional and personal moments that require us to take a deep breath and a giant step back. Moving forward again often feels difficult, even impossible. We suffer, immobilized by fear. But fear is more than some pesky roadblock. It is a rational response to adversity. Whether facing a major code refactoring, the changing technology landscape, a new role, or even a fresh career, we can learn to leverage fear and uncertainty to move beyond our hurdles and get the job done! Key life skills exist that can be developed to conquer adversity. Learn to assess risks, build relationships, and recognize opportunities for growth. Starting over may seem insurmountable. Armed with the right skills, perspective, and a little patience, nothing truly is.

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