Some days have themes

Some days have themes. They are reminders that we can’t control everything and there are times when the Universe conspires against you. All you can do is take a few deep breaths and go make some tea.

“When the illusion of control collides with the reality of influence”

You can see where the disappointment lies. We’re never in control, not of anything but the monologue in our head and the actions we choose to take. Everything else, if we’re lucky, is a matter of influence. If we do our work and invest our energy, perhaps we can influence events, perhaps we can contribute […]

Relaxing in the middle of a task tornado

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you are in the middle of a task and project tornado? Times like those remind me of one of David Allen’s mantras from his book “Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life”: Relax, refocus The other two members of my team are […]

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