I’m back

The nine month career hiatus is over. I’m back on the road again.

It’s been “interesting”, as in “May you live in interesting times” interesting.  Definitely recommend people take on a fixed-time commitment outside their usual life paths. If nothing else, it will likely confirm your original life path is in fact right for you.

Certainly, there are lots of lessons and insights for the learning. Many of them are domain-specific but here are three lessons that I learned again, from a different perspective:

1. Timing is everything

A wise person once told me that if you have medicine but the patient feels no pain, you will be unwanted. When the patient is pain, you’ll be loved. Timing is everything.

2. Focus on the really important

Easy to say, really hard to do in practice. First, it requires being correct about what is really important. Then, it requires hard choices to stay focused. And then the hard part actually starts- excel on the important stuff. Own them.

3. Yes, it really is about the people

As the Māori saying goes, “He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata.” which translates to “What is the most important thing?  It is people, it is people, it is people.” Totally. If the people and team aren’t absolutely humming, forget everything else.

What next on my road? Now that’s a good question to which I don’t have the answer. Yet.

 

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