What kind of failure is this?

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I’m preparing for a certification course to coach the tools and framework of Designing Your Life by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett. I’m very excited because the authors are teaching it and this will be the first time they present the material from their latest book, Designing Your Work Life. One of the tools they offer is called the Failure Log. For some of …

The Right Fit

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I’m squeeing with delight because I recognized that something wasn’t the right fit for me. I was offered an opportunity that appeared to be ideal. It had attractive elements that dazzled me at first, but as I learned more it became clearer and clearer that it wasn’t a good fit, so I turned it down. An old me might have …

High-Hanging Fruit

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I’ve been telling you about my steady flow of accomplishments since we went into lockdown. Somehow these strange new circumstances were allowing me a kind of permission and energy to get things done that I found remarkable. I was cruising along, feeling pleased with myself, when all of a sudden it stopped. I didn’t want to do anything any more. …

I Don’t Have to Be the Way I Was.

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I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I’m thriving. Life is going surprisingly well. My spirits and energy level are fairly high. I’m feeling a steady sense of accomplishment and that’s my idea of a life on path. To what do I attribute this well-being? It’s as though something clicked in me when the world suddenly changed. I don’t have to …