你抵達了

(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀

人生要走的路如果有一個導航器該多好。

就在前面,那條街轉彎之後,再往前開一點,你的目的地就快到了。

好,你已經到了

當然,人生不是像這樣如此簡單。我們的事業,我們人與人的關係,我們每一天的生活,大都是彎彎曲曲。

你可以說你時時都已經到達你想去的地方,但你也可以說你從來就沒有真正已經到達你想去的地方。

無論你在想著那一個目的地,你也許永遠不會到達,因為這路是走不完的。

痛苦的過程和快樂的到來之間並沒有太大的分歧。如果我們調整自己的心態,那麼一個過程也可以是快樂的一部分。

很多時候事實已經證明,到達並不是重點,因為我們花了我們所有的時間都是在過程上。

What assets will you build?

A Warrior without a King

These are the primary examples of asset you can build to add for others.

  • Brand: the promise you make and the expectations people have
  • Permission: privilege to deliver anticipated personal and relevant messages to people who want to get them
  • Expertise: how good you are at your craft

Compared to others who do what you do, rank yourself on: reputation, knowledge, expertise, tools, and handiness. Which will you invest in developing?

避免懲罰

(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀)

我最近在網站上看到一個文章主題。不要對告訴你真相的人生氣,這樣他們下次一定不會對你說真話。這提醒了我一個對員工懲罰的看法,懲罰的效果非常的有限,為了避免懲罰,大部分的人會避重就輕,這不一定是你想要看到的行為。

給員工反饋不是關於懲罰。反饋的主意是朝向一個積極的未來。這就是鼓勵你的員工再多次嘗試,並把事情做的更好一些或是更有效果。這是管理者所需要的一個信念,那就是他們的員工想要做得更好,可以做得更好,也會做得更好。

時常溝通是有會有幫助的。教導你的員工,“嘿,這並不是你想要達到的結果,可不可以下一次你再嘗試一個不同的方式?”因為我們的員工必須知道,無論當他們所努力做但沒達到所需要的成果,他們不必知道你也許會生氣或沮喪。但他們需要知道你不是想去懲罰他們。

下一次避免用懲罰的途徑,而是鼓勵他們做得更好。

What do you provide?

A Warrior without a King

Ask yourself the following questions.

  • What do people buy when they buy something from you?
  • Leave out the easy, repetitive, generic stuff… What are you doing that is difficult?

Why your stuff (products, services, etc.) warrants merit that people should care?

  • Does it deliver interactions?
  • Does it deliver something to people that they value?

Are you unmistakeable?

A Warrior without a King

Does your work (not just your job but also what you do or produce as a human being) bring results that have your signature over all it?

Here are test simple tests…

  • If you outsourced your work and didn’t tell me, would I be able to tell?
  • If someone else saw the work, would they know you did it?
  • Is there something about the interaction with you that is bigger than the work?

Weaving a Braid

A Warrior without a King

Factors to consider as you undertake this major planning effort to set up for freelancing.

  • What do you want to do? (Not your job, but your work, now, tomorrow, and in the future)
  • Who do you want to change, and how do you want to change them?
  • How much risk? (from 1 [a little] to 10 [bet everything]), how much are you willing to put at stake to make the change you seek?
  • How much work are you willing to do to get there? Be specific about the tradeoffs.
  • Does this project matter enough for the risk and the effort you’re putting into it?
  • Is it possible — has anyone with your resources ever pulled off anything like this?