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Someone posted this on Facebook. If you don’t know who Jack Kirby is, in short, a visionary man that has given you much of the entertainment and ideas we all consume now. In a time when we are all struggling with changes to learning and work, I love this one line – “You Make Your Own School”. Take a read of the below, it gets even better…

Whatever the event. The anticipation is nie. The mood is high. Everyone is on high-alert. You are trying to think logically, structurally, clearly but you can’t all the times. The emotions and excitement are getting in your way. Everyone is smiling and excited. They don’t know what’s about to happen, but they know something will and they trust you, that it will be something great. That’s how every release should feel. That’s how you need…

There is a phrase people don’t want to hear too much. Accountability. Years ago, I remember hearing my former team complaining about a session they had to have with an external trainer on “Accountability” and how it bothered them so much. “We were told we had to start owning what we worked on.” Even though they already were, the hidden message they were all reading was – “We have to start owning what we work…

At the beginning, if you falter, it doesn’t quite matter, you haven’t established anything yet. You can restart and still be okay with things. In the middle, sure you might be in the early stages of Craptivity, and if you have to restart, it will hurt because you put in so much effort to get there. But in the end, when you are closing in on the streak, this close to hitting the record, about…

You can be a lot of things to some people (probably not a lot). Or you can be a few things to fewer people, but those things that you focus hard on, you can be really good at (scary good) and have the potential to make a greater impact in those people’s lives. Which would you prefer to be?