Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Category: Life

  • Take your “self” out of it

    Take your “self” out of it

    When you are thinking about what other people are doing, did, or are about to do, take yourself out of it. For example, you might think “My friends went to the park and didn’t invite me.” Remove that last bit. “My friends went to the park.” That’s all you really know anyway, isn’t it? Likewise, […]

  • What I learned last week (#186): off the grid

    What I learned last week (#186): off the grid

    A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing. I was mostly off the grid last week so this edition of WILLW is super-short. Still, there are a few things worth sharing.

  • What I learned last week (#185): going part-time

    What I learned last week (#185): going part-time

    A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.

  • How to Fight a Hydra

    How to Fight a Hydra

    A simple and universal metaphor can be essential for those challenges in life that cannot be explained through words and are uncomfortable to face. How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kaufman uses metaphor in some obvious (and less obvious) ways to powerful effect. It is a very short book (45 mins to one hour […]

  • What factors contribute to your best days?

    What factors contribute to your best days?

    There are many days that feel easy and you feel like you are flowing through work and really adding value. But in order to have those days, you have to also have the days where you struggle to push things forward and problems seem to keep arising. Good is relative. The best days are not […]

  • What I learned last week (#184): a heartbeat a billion miles away

    What I learned last week (#184): a heartbeat a billion miles away

    A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.

  • Not everything needs to be analyzed

    Not everything needs to be analyzed

    Some things are best left implicit. They are beautiful because they are mysterious. Sometimes better, faster, stronger isn’t better at all.

  • We are all “waking up” together

    We are all “waking up” together

    We are wounded in relationship and we need to heal in relationship. While so much of the wise teachings in the book Radical Acceptance focus on our relationship with ourselves and our solitary practices to be at peace with who we are, the theme of the eleventh chapter is that we can’t get there alone. […]