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On a new project, things go wrong, all the time, because they are new. That’s what makes them so much fun, it’s like learning a new skill, you’re going to get stopped, you’re going to fall, you’re going to make mistakes. But the only way to get better and keep improving is to keep pushing ahead. If you stop pushing, stop learning, stop growing, you’ll become stagnant and the first question we all ask ourselves…

There is a force that pushes you to create your best work. Whether it be a habit, a process, a warm-up, a song, a mantra, whatever – it is the force that pushes you, when you are down or need a kick to create your best work possible. It’s not about being in the zone, it’s about getting started. Find that force and harness it, protect it and reproduce it. Because while you are doing…

I didn’t think this would be a message that I would be receiving this week but there it was with the follow-up question – “Is there anything there that you need?” All I could remember was my unopened box of ramen noodles. A place I haven’t been at in over two years is being reconstructed for whenever I might return. I wonder if they’ll save my noodles.

We all have them. We also don’t like to talk about them because admitting that we aren’t the best in our meetings would be tantamount to admitting that we are part of the problem when it comes to every meeting that we attend. And that’s the point. Every meeting you attend that goes sideways, you are part of the problem. You are also part of the solution if you’re willing to admit what has gone…

I used to work with someone who had an email signature that read – “Your failure to plan does not constitute an emergency on my part”. When I would be up late fixing bugs, I would come back to this line and think about this line – “whose emergency is this?”. You can’t plan for everything, but you can plan for your need. I recently finished a month-long planning and strategy session with a client. …