How to work

How to choose your next project.

I want to share something with you. [me] Hi. My name is Linda, and I’m a procrastinator. [you] Hi Linda. My favorite way to procrastinate is through planning and analyzing. I’m exceptionally skilled at creating complex spreadsheets.  In my prior role, my ability to master complex spreadsheets was legendary. My ability to develop prioritization criteria and sophisticated project portfolio management tools...

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Still Inside Ben Franklin’s Head

It’s been almost a decade since I wrote the following post and, not surprisingly, it continues to be relevant. What I hear most from readers: how deceptive this simple approach appears. What I realized over the years: the approach is simple; the work is challenging. And because of this, it’s time to revisit inside Ben Franklin’s head. I was sorting my...

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Which brings success: pampering, self-care, or self compassion?

Every day I listen carefully to one-on-one professional conversations, looking for someone’s compelling story. A story that will help them share their ideas with the world. In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed several conversations included suffering, and it concerned me. Scott is a freelance consultant who recently experienced the loss of a loved one. He’s feeling the pressure to keep...

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