Today's podcast features DJ Eshelman, President of Thrive IT. DJ is the author of "Just Do THIS: A Simpler Way to Succeed in IT" and "Be A Citrix Hero." DJ joins Experts Exchange CEO Randy Redberg and Director of Bus. Dev. Thomas Bernal to discuss his 20-year journey in IT and how it led him to create his simple methodology to help IT teams succeed.
The group starts by discussing how DJ graduated with a degree in psychology and didn’t find his way back to tech until he joined a company in Iowa to help with their Y2K switch. DJ talks about his journey as a recording artist in college and how he channels his creativity.
They go on to talk about DJ’s pledge to take risks in 2020, which resulted in him self-publishing two books and his own methodology. DJ breaks down how to implement a complex methodology - and even what IT professionals can learn from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They dive into how someone can choose a mentor or be a mentor -- and the difference between having a friend and a mentor. He finishes with his Big Idea by telling us that it’s essential to work with a purpose and that if your job is “just a job,” you should explore why you feel that way.