If all around you is stress, chances are you aren’t shipping much. Chances are you’re behind, you’re not on time and nothing is helping you move forward. It’s not for lack of effort, but rather because you’re focused on leading only one thing – stress. But, you can’t lead stress. You can manage stress – you can mitigate it, break it down, isolate its touch points, figure out what is causing it, and adjust from…

If you can’t code 8 hours a day. Can you jump in, on small tasks, and hammer out 1 hour a day? If you can’t do 5 hours a week can you find time to do 3? Bit by bit is the origin story of many overnight successes.

The next Release is always going to be the best. Until that work gets pushed to the next release. If you commit to fixing everything now, this release will become the best release where you fix everything and next release – who knows what next release will be because you won’t be spending all your time trying to fix it.

Alone, in the game of a barrel of monkeys, each monkey can accomplish nothing, just lie there flat on the ground waiting for a pickup. Together, they can hold onto each other, lift each other up, and support one another, achieving what neither could do alone. Never doubt what the monkeys can do.