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Mids at Work: Midshipman 1st Class Ian Eisenhauer

Posted on: February 22, 2013 07:00 EST by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Every week, we’ll give be giving you a glimpse of how the midshipmen leadership within the brigade manages their time and stays on top of their many commitments. Take a look at some of the tips, tricks and gadgetry used by our awesome mids to get things done and motivate others.

Name: Ian F. Eisenhauer

Brigade Position: 2nd Regimental Commander

Current Mobile Device: iPhone 5

Current Computer: MacBook Pro 13” (2012, Retina Display)

One word that describes how you work: Efficiently

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?  For Apps: Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, Google News, Ski Report by “On the Snow.”  In terms of technology, Audiobooks for some pleasure reading, and Qiqqa for research related organization.

What do you listen to while you work? Pandora Classical Radio or FratMusic’s “90’s Vitamins.”

How do you prioritize what to study? Time until test/quiz/due date, and general interest level.  If I am interested, I will hold it off until later because I will want to stay awake to complete it.

How do you motivate your peers?  Positivity.  Nothing infects others like one’s mood, so I try to stay positive about things.  I also try to recognize things that are often looked over so that they feel like what they do matters.  This is always helpful in increasing motivation to continue working hard.

What’s your best time-saving shortcut?  Email on iPhone. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?  “You don’t choose a life, you live it.”

What every day thing are you better at than anyone else?  Nothing.  I do not try to do anything better than others, though I want to be as good as I can at what I do.  I simply want to be able to do as many things as possible.  “Semper Gumby.”

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