Get On With It

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

Category: Work

  • Assumptions are decisions, too

    Assumptions are decisions, too

    I’ve got a big change coming with my work. For the first time ever in my life, I’m going to be working on a part-time basis, at least for the next 6 – 12 months. Maybe longer. I’m extremely grateful for this option and am also a bit scared about the change. I will write […]

  • Aim to be a competent novice, not an expert

    Aim to be a competent novice, not an expert

    I’m working on writing some new hire onboarding training at my work and it’s tempting to want to include a lot of tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the past few years. As if reading my mind, my colleague reminded me that what I’m writing should be “an introduction—not a comprehensive exploration. We’re creating […]

  • Communicating with awareness (aka being present and awake with each other)

    Communicating with awareness (aka being present and awake with each other)

    I’ve written before about the challenges of listening well and how important it is to practice, but that previous post didn’t include any guidance as to how. I also shared five questions for exploring another’s perspective, but that supposed you are really hearing someone in the first place. So I was happy to come across […]

  • Initiator or sustainer

    Initiator or sustainer

    Initiators like to create brand new things. They aren’t afraid of staring at a blank page in front of them. They like designing and building the ship. Sustainers like to operate things. They enjoy running a process and aren’t afraid to improve something someone else made. They like to steer and run the ship. Which […]

  • Why having an imbalanced work-life balance is actually a good thing

    Why having an imbalanced work-life balance is actually a good thing

    I haven’t been devoting as much time to my work this year. Sure, I’m doing the essentials of my job, and am doing those well enough, but I’m not really pushing myself quite like I was at the end of last year. Personal stuff is requiring a lot of headspace and that’s what I’ve been […]

  • What would you do if you had to finish X in Y days?

    What would you do if you had to finish X in Y days?

    What do you have on your goals list that you want to do but keep putting off? Last month I finally started one of mine. A little social accountability and an arbitrary deadline was all I needed to kill the resistance of procrastination and perfectionism.