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Doing What You Love & Loving What You Do

Why do you do what you do? Is it for the perks, the attention or the paycheck? Probably at least somewhat. But what about the process itself? If you knew that you were going to spend the rest of your life doing your work and there would be no recognition, no public...

The Weight of What’s Undone

You’re creative, right? You’ve got great ideas. You’re doing great work and gaining traction. Then suddenly, it seems like you can’t get moving on your work. Ideas aren’t flowing like they once were, and there is little movement on your...

“Them” and The Tyranny of Chasing Cool

I have lately encountered many people who feel – for lack of a better term – frustrated and like they’re under-performing. But the thing is, in many of these cases the cause – the root – of the issue isn’t some workplace dynamic,...

Chasing “The Thing”

Do you remember the old episodes of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote? When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to tear out of bed on Saturday morning, pour a giant bowl of cereal and watch in anticipation of the coyote actually catching him. Then it happened. One Saturday,...

Getting Unstuck

I grew up in the country. (The country, as in surrounded by lots of land and few buildings.) One of the things that occasionally happened when taking a car or truck “off-road” is that it would get stuck in the mud. For newbies who get stuck in the mud, the most...