Look at these doors. Now look closer – which ones are locked and which aren’t? Trick question; you can’t tell by looking. You’re going to have to walk over and try them. Isn’t the same true as we consider our possible paths forward? Without question, there’s a time for thinking and planning and strategy,...Continue reading
Whenever I check into a hotel, the first thing I do is scoop up all the soaps, shampoos, notepads, whatever in the room. It’s not like I’m doing anything sneaky – I’ve paid for them – I just want to get the maximum benefit possible in my short time there. I think that...Continue reading
OWE? NO. My plan goes sideways… …but I’m not required to obsess over it. I have to pay bills… …but I don’t owe anyone my peace of mind worrying about it. Someone wrongs me… …but I’m not obligated to carry resentment about it. I’m not where I want to be… …but I’m not required...Continue reading
Paying attention. Paying attention. With the English vocabulary being so vast, why a monetary allusion in this well-known idiom? My guess is it’s because attention, like money, is finite. There’s only so much you have at a given moment. You can spend it here or there, but not everywhere to an unlimited degree (and...Continue reading
In managing opposites, both tribes can learn to work together IF communication remains Constant, Candid, and Collaborative. Choose to run the risk of over-communicating. When two groups speak different languages, you may find that ‘over’ is actually only ‘just enough.’...
We all know about fear – that inborn survival code that keeps us from hugging grizzly bears and makes us think twice about walking down dark alleys. Useful? Even life-saving? Yes and yes. But on a day-to-day basis, that gift sometimes feels like a curse; we fear having THAT conversation, we fear letting him...Continue reading
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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about two words: “process” and “experiment.” Not just thinking about, but seeing them in a new way that has dramatically reframed how I’m viewing challenges and setbacks. Two examples, one professional and one personal… I was recently asked to create a pitch for producing a video to be...Continue reading
The work that gets done proves out what is most important to you....
For me, it’s emails from a kids’ fun center we went to once and a Brazilian steakhouse the wifey and I visited about ten anniversaries ago. Yours are different, but you know of which I speak — those persistent emails that long ago wore out their relevance, assuming they ever had any. Clicking that...Continue reading