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The easy way is to put a popup in someone’s face after they have completed working on a task. You probably won’t get the best response (especially if the task they just completed didn’t work the way they expected). It’s also not best to ask immediately after they log in (they did after all just start working and probably haven’t got to anything). Also, don’t call them from some random 800 number, everyone ignores those…

Anything can, might and will happen. But if it’s not what you want to happen, then having the mindset of “Not Today…” will help you get there. It might still happen, but the impact on you will be less, it will not hold you back. What you are saying “Not Today…” to isn’t that it will happen, but that it will not stop you.

The unsolvables are that elite, crack unit of bugs that no one wants to touch. They are the bugs that stay on the pile, rarely moving, until someone picks it up for a day, spends a few hours on it, and then turfs it back to the pile. They are the cold cases that get pushed out every sprint for something cooler, better, and more direct in their solvability. They will leave you lost, dazed,…

Whatever you’re doing during the day, whatever you’re creating, you need an outlet to everything else not related to it that is not paid for. You need a creative outlet that keeps that great work going – whether it be in art, code, writing, basket weaving, quilting, etc, etc – you need that outlet. That outlet is what will keep you growing and keep opening your mind to new ideas. Find it, don’t sell it,…

There is an expression in many sports – “Let the thing do the work”. The thing being the ball, the puck, the ring, etc, etc. The idea behind is that you don’t have to do it all, you don’t have to hold onto everything so tight, you give it a push in the right direction and see where it goes. The same applies to your work, let your work do the work – don’t get…