“We Can’t Get It Wrong” – A Statement Worse Than Actually Getting It Wrong

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams One of the worst things I’ve heard people, especially leaders, repeat again and again is the phrase: “We can’t get it wrong.” In many ways it’s a statement worse than actually getting it wrong. At least if you get it […]

Is *Insert Activity* Wasting My Time…? – A Question To Substitute That Question

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” — Auguste Rodin If you find yourself asking a question framed as: “Is *insert activity* wasting my time?” The answer is: Nope. However, I can understand why some people would feel that way. Like any medium or form of entertainment that we can spend our […]

Meatspace Achievement Unlocked! – Playing Guitar Hero Rather Than Playing The Guitar

“Have you ever played a video game that didn’t have escalating levels of difficulty? Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills.” — Brendon Burchard Why would we rather play video games than do something that’s productive in our real lives? Well, in short […]

You Just Don’t Get It – Getting To Know What You Don’t Know

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” — Confucius So, you’ve offered an idea but it’s met by the rejection: “You just don’t get it.” What do you do with that? First you should get very clear on what it is that you’re not getting. Asking people for examples of similar events/actions from the […]