In the commitment game, speed is your ally (but not in the way you think)

In this issue: the speed of committing, a visual metaphor template, the shape of success, and action vs. motion.


"We need to learn the slow 'yes' and the quick 'no.'"
-Greg McKeown, author of “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”

I recognize the word ‘no’ is sometimes a luxury most people in their jobs can’t afford. But we can ask the person making the request to balance out the equation: if we’re going to START doing this, what are we going to STOP doing?


The Leaky Bucket Metaphor Framework

You can use the Leaky Bucket visual metaphor as a “correction insight”—where you highlight a behavior that may be going overlooked and is preventing a positive outcome.


Success comes in many shapes.

The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to savor each daily bite of life.


Rocking Horse Syndrome: Moving a lot, but not progressing.
(inspired by Justin Welsh)

Before I had my first kid, I remember reading piles of parenting books & articles to get prepared for what I knew was gonna be D-Day in the Milani household. (“D” standing for diapers of course 😆)

And you know what? I don’t remember a single piece of advice I read.

Not a single one.

You know why? They all contradicted each other.

Turns out the only true way to learn parenting is by being a parent. Only then does the advice have a place to be relevant.

It’s the same with business (or probably any skill). Prep all you want, but it’s like using a bike manual to study how to ride a bike. The hope being the first time you get on the bike, you don’t fall.

But everybody falls! In bikes, in parenting, in business.

Time to get on a real horse. Let’s ride.

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