Get On With It

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

Tag: decision making

  • What was the cost of that choice?

    What was the cost of that choice?

    I’m lucky to have regular coaching sessions (you should too if you can) and in today’s coaching session, as we were talking about my journey to this point and specific choices I’ve made to change (jobs, teams, companies, countries), my coach asked me “what was the cost of that choice”? When we make the choice […]

  • The Four Os of Meeting Prep

    The Four Os of Meeting Prep

    My current work doesn’t require me to run or attend a ton of synchronous meetings, and that is as it should be. Most in-person meetings are poorly organized and happen because someone doesn’t want to do the hard work of thinking about a problem and doing some writing. I admit that I’ve been guilty of […]

  • How to make good decisions

    How to make good decisions

    You are constantly making decisions in your life and your work. How do you ensure you are making the best decisions you can? The short answer is that you have to practice it. The longer answer is that decision-making is a skill and it is learned like every other skill. There are hundreds (thousands?) of […]

  • Go with what will teach you the most

    Go with what will teach you the most

    There is some great advice from Ryan Holiday in the 33 Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me. I encourage a read through all of it. Here are a couple of pieces that pair well together and that resonate with me: 18.I forget who this was from, but it has stuck with me: Go […]

  • Previously boiled water

    Previously boiled water

    A couple years ago, I read that you should “always use fresh water before boiling. Previously boiled water has lost oxygen…”. I believed it, and have wasted tons of time and water as a result.

  • What I learned last week (#32)

    What I learned last week (#32)

    Learned last week: big change can be done, downsizing is hard, practice alone is not enough, and more.

  • What I learned last week (#30)

    What I learned last week (#30)

    Learned last week: Don’t wait to say thank you, a new productivity tool, one-way and two-way doors, and more.

  • Then there was yes

    Then there was yes

    Exploring why and how we decided turn “someday we’ll do this” into today.