Question assumptions

"When you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME". I don’t say this (completely) flippantly, there is some truth in this. I first heard this from a quasi-mentor a few years back. It was spot on. I was running on quite a few assumptions about a pretty big decision and it wasn’t helping. … Continue reading Question assumptions

Meet the values: Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is how you go about your daily tasks. It involves skill, often physical, acquired through hours and hours of practice until it becomes muscle memory. It also involved expertise, knowing how something is done, which tools to use, what good looks like and what the process steps are to achieve it. And often, it … Continue reading Meet the values: Craftsmanship

On speed

Our lives consist of multiple facets that all grow and develop. Just not all at the same speed - remember puberty? (Hormones vs neocortex in the neverending battle of "is that actually a good idea"). Later, as our adult lives are chugging along, unless we get pushed from the outside, we rarely stop and check … Continue reading On speed

What does “better” look like?

We talked about perfection in my last post, now that we have hopefully loosened up a bit on that one, let's look into what "better" looks like.  Let's face it, if we are breaking new ground, what "good" looks like might not be clear to us, and that makes it very hard to plan for. … Continue reading What does “better” look like?

On perfection (stop that)

...great one to get re-started after a long holiday weekend... When making changes, we often make the mistake of comparing our old established, well-rehearsed old life with something new we haven't even built yet. It is completely unfair to expect that level of perfection. Unfair to the new thing, and unfair to ourselves as well. … Continue reading On perfection (stop that)