Get On With It

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

Tag: craftsmanship

  • Build a reputation around the type of work you want to do

    Build a reputation around the type of work you want to do

    When you aren’t doing the work you want to be doing, things are going to go one of two ways: Either way, it’s untenable and there is a better choice.

  • 700 hours

    700 hours

    I appreciate the background of the sculptor Sabin Howard, and the origins of the new World War I memorial, but what was most interesting to me about this great profile from The Smithsonian were all the details about how Sabin, his wife, and his team work together.

  • 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 […]

  • When consistency can hurt you

    When consistency can hurt you

    I’ve always struggled with the need to be consistent. What I write needs to be a certain length or it isn’t consistent, the art I publish needs to all have a certain effect or it isn’t consistent, and even what I read or learn about should be related to what I know or else I’m […]

  • Don’t just do work, make waves 🌊

    Don’t just do work, make waves 🌊

    How do you know whether you are doing the right work or whether it’s time to move on? For me, it boils down to saying yes to the following three questions. Is my work allowing me to have the life I want to have? Am I discovering new things I really like thinking about every […]

  • Your work can’t be measured by a number

    Your work can’t be measured by a number

    A friendly PSA not to get caught up in chasing numbers, targets, or otherwise thinking that just because something can be measured that it matters.