Become

“I learned from my teachers, but became through my music” says Macklemore in his song The Town.  On my morning run, that lyric got me thinking. When are we learning?  From mentors, new situations and challenges.  New tasks, new ways of being.  Pretty much we’re learning all the time. But, what are the things that help us become.  Where we find who we are in all the learning.  We secure our point of view and engage in something in a way that both contains effort and ease.  These are the things and moments I LOVE about work. Recognizing the work that …

Have patience for educating

It’s easy to point the finger when peoople (and groups) don’t “get” you, don’t engage with you the way you or your projects need or simply step around you.  “They don’t know this” and “They don’t get that”.  Instead, add a line item to your responsiblity list: educate people about what you do and how you do it. Teach, mentor, educate, communicate, find right.  Seek to understand.  When you do these things, people want to work with you, not around you and they’ll know better how to access and engage your greatness so you can do more of the work …