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Where are you starting from

Where are you starting from?


https://www.smallfish.us/where-are-you-starting-from/

Goals are great, and can inspire you to wonderful things. But I find that people often neglect to answer a critical question: Where are you starting from? With all my clients, we uncover their goals and visions and possibilities, but then we spend a good amount on their current situation. It’s...

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why it matters to everyone

Why it matters to EVERYONE


https://www.smallfish.us/why-it-matters-to-everyone/

Last week I contrasted the jobs in a large company to the more collaborative engagement in a startup business. It’s not necessary to be a startup, of course, it’s just easier because that’s where new ideas can take off and flourish. I had a chance recently to talk with a lady...

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why it matters to us

Why it matters to US


https://www.smallfish.us/why-it-matters-to-us/

Last week I talked about poor Valerie. She’s a solid worker, but isn’t bringing much loyalty or passion to her job. It’s just a job. Across the street, though, we have a small startup company of 8 people who are now getting traction. It’s a small enough group that they know...

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why it matters to me

Why it matters to ME


https://www.smallfish.us/why-it-matters-to-me/

Valerie has a pretty decent job. She’s pretty good at it, having been in the position for four years now. It’s not inspiring, but hey, it’s a job. So how much creativity and productivity do we think she’s devoting to her work? It’s probably decent. She’s a good solid worker, although...

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What are the options

What are the options?


https://www.smallfish.us/what-are-the-options/

Variety is the spice of life! But we’ve all experienced the paralysis you can have when faced with a list of fifty flavors of ice cream. As a recovering Analytic, I’ve learned that it’s often dangerous to spend too much time evaluating things. I could probably create a magnificent spreadsheet for...

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No good deed is too small

No good deed is too small


https://www.smallfish.us/no-good-deed-is-too-small/

The world is made by us and what we do. The challenge is thinking that we’re individually so insignificant that we can’t possibly make a difference. Here’s the way out of that fallacy: Maybe it doesn’t matter if you change the world, but instead just for one person at a time....

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Disconnect

Disconnect


https://www.smallfish.us/disconnect/

Returning from my holiday break, I experienced a palpable difficulty re-engaging with my work. In one sense, it felt like I had to put on a completely different brain that I hadn’t used for a couple of weeks. It was a welcome break, and gave me the opportunity to reflect on...

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