Calling their bluff

Three strikes. You’re out.

The first time you tell me you were promised something I know—without a doubt—my sales rep would never—ever—promise, I’m going to try and make it happen for you. Because we care about exceeding expectations.

The second time you tell me you were promised something I know—without a doubt—my sales rep would never—ever—promise, I’m going to drop everything and give you the option to bail out of your annual contract in the first month. Because if it’s a deal breaker, let’s break the deal and get back to work.

But if you don’t take the walk—if you decide it wasn’t a deal breaker after all—we’re gonna do some cool shit.

What’s next?

It’s funny how you can spend so much time working towards something, finally achieve it, and then quickly find yourself looking for what comes next.

If we’re lucky, what’s next is simply a better version of what came before. You’re never too old for a mulligan.

Let’s go in the garden,
You’ll find something waiting
Right there where you left it,
Lying upside-down.

Godin on exploring work

That morning you wake up to one of your heroes pointing out you’re on the right track.

The place where we can create the most value is when we do a job where exploration and a new solution is what’s needed. Not rote, but exploration. Which means we’re doing something that’s not been done before, something that might not work. – Seth Godin

You get work life parallel (maybe you like work life integration better?) by reflecting on why you enjoy the things you do and exploring new ways to discover enjoyment in other areas of your life.

Discover something exciting? Take action. It might not work, but you’ll learn from the experience.

You’re smarter and more focused each time through the loop. You get better closer, every time.