You lose if you talk about it.

I think that was Abraham Lincoln.

[ quick visit to Google ]

Nope. It was Hemingway. From the short story, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”

“Doesn’t do to talk too much about all this. Talk the whole thing away. No pleasure in anything if you mouth it up too much.”

Not that I’ve actually read that, but I heard it somewhere along the way.

It suits me.

There’s apparently a neurological component to this one, too. Tell someone you’re going to do something wonderful, and you get a dopamine hit–as though you already did it.

Which I haven’t.

So I won’t.

Sneak Peek: Work Life Parallel Discovery Kit

I’m humbled. I’m thankful.

Over the weekend, I casually asked my Facebook friends if any of them wanted to take a sneak peek at the Work Life Parallel Discovery Kit I’ve been working on here and there for the last year-plus.

Melody, who I used to work with, was first to the party with an emphatic “I’m in!”

Then came Sarah, an old friend and SaaS consultant; Arvindh, aka: Gundu, from back in the Live Your Legend “Start a Blog” days; Shannon, another long time friend, former supervisor, and adult learning consultant with extensive experience in curriculum development; and Carter, Adventurist par excellence and generally legit fellow.

Comments and suggestions on my 2500-word Google doc have been pouring in all week.

Important assumptions have been confirmed.
Necessary changes have been surfaced.
Dots have been connected.
It’s really shaping up!

I’m still waiting on a few more comments, but will likely open it back up for Round 2 in a few weeks. If you’d like to check it out, let me know. (I’ll make sure you get a copy of the final product before it goes live.)