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In case you are confused about what you are working on or the direction you are headed in there are two questions you should always be asking of yourself and your team. What is the problem we are trying to solve? How does the solution benefit the customer? If you are always answering those questions with the customers interests in your mind, you are on the right path. Any missteps you make in between will…

I’ve become enamoured with this question after having it been asked of me. Here’s the depressing part, I know the place per se, but can’t get there all the time (I can get there 15% out of the year, but that might even be a lot). So where do I go from here? Well now that’s the fun part as I try to piece that together and find that magical place. But one piece of…

How do you get better if the people ahead of you don’t want to share their tips and tricks or even compete against you? How do you know where you stand if you never have a yardstick to measure yourself against? If all you have are your own accomplishments? You have yourself, you have your accomplishments and you have what’s next on your growth path. You don’t need to try racing against a Formula F1…

Flow state is good, being in the zone is great. When you’re in it, it takes you down a path, and as long as you are in it, you keep moving down that path, you keep pushing, you keep delivering. Until, you find yourself down a rabbit hole, until you realize you’ve been flowing too long. So then you come back to the rest of the world with your plan, with all your work and…

The list is what keeps us going. It could be a post-it note, a whiteboard, a leather-bound notebook, an envelope with scribbles on it, voice memos, an app on our phone that syncs to our desktop. It could be any and all of these or might simply be thoughts in our head But it is there, staring us down, daring us to take a crack at it. Daring us to put aside our worry that…