We all have different tolerances for seeking out help. Like the age-old stereotype of men refusing to ask for directions. Generally, we try to avoid it altogether. Noone likes admitting incompetence. The ease of access to information aggravates this to some extent. Now, I never have to ask for help (or so I think) I […]Read More Asking for help
When we get it right we extend our reach, amplify our impact, and push the boundaries of the possible. Sadly, we mess it up far more frequently. Partnership is meant to unlock synergies and expand our perspectives. This requires interdependence. Success rates increase when we honour a few fundamental principles: Mutuality. Both parties derive benefit. […]Read More Partnership
We all get criticism all the time. People point out the flaws and highlight the shortcomings. This is helpful. It expands our perspective. It’s also only half the job. The other half is recognising the value in that which we criticise. Appreciating what it represents that is promising and valuable. Bad news and more challenges […]Read More Help me fix it.
That exactly what it feels like. Extra, additional, over and above. In this case, it’s effort. It requires time and attention. It asks for sacrifice. How do I justify increasing discomfort for something that is not required? Worse of all is even if I did it, it would likely go unnoticed. Seems like a bad […]Read More Extra Effort
Yet. It’s not good enough yet. Not because you do not have the potential. Not because what you have to offer is not valuable. Simply because you still have important lessons left to learn. We fall into a comparison trap very easily. When we do, we often compare someone else’s chapter 20 to our chapter […]Read More When your best just isn’t good enough