All from one small ripple to my day. Consistency. Not giving up. One small habit.
“Radical Candor” by Kim Scott
I continue to be in to this book. I didn’t get too many pages behind me this week as I needed me some Brene. Makes me think more about what I want to to, hwo I want to be present, build teams, all that stuff I love.
“Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown
Brene is just great. I have been slowly bouncing around through all her books. I happened to notice on Audible I hadn’t finished “Daring Greatly” yet and quickly started it back it. How she describes shame, vulnerability, leadership, courage, putting on armor it is amazing stuff all should absorb. I especially love how Brene continues to add value to her books with printables and take aways. Even when I listen to the audio book I will always print and take notes. The practice of pen to paper on all the thoughts and ideas I get just makes them stick more.
“RISE Podcast #155: Rob Lowe Stops By to Literally Talk About All The Things” - Rachel Hollis w/ Rob Lowe
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one, but it was good! They had a great conversation, brought up great points about life, business, family.
I don’t have a 10 year plan. I don’t have a 5 year plan. Early in my career I thought that was what I needed to do. I would go on a job interview and get asked what mine was, others I knew had these plans, I had no idea. But since I felt I had to at least have an answer I put some thought to it. It never felt right… I mean I work in technology, something new is coming out every day. How can I know what the tech landscape will look like in 5 years, 1 year… 6 months? How will I know what new opportunities will be open with those new technologies?
So I embraced the unknown. Follow my curiosities. Announce I don’t have a “x year plan” because if I did it would have kept me from all the awesome I am now doing and have been a part of. The 5 year plan I would have created for myself 5 years ago would have never matched the amazing point I am at today.
This week I got hit with an unexpected opportunity. One I never would have put on any plan. I’m feeling extremely blessed. For where I am, where I have been and new opportunities. Looking back at my career makes me thankfully I never built any plans.
- My in-laws. We are deep in house projects… I knew when we replaced the 1 window scope creep would spiral out of control. I’m grateful my in-laws know exactly when to stop over to help wrangle some of the house project chaos.
- Having the opportunity to write college recommendation letters for my Girls Who Code. Great kids with greatness a head of them. I’m grateful to have the chance to shine light of some of the greatness they don’t see they have.
- Confession: While the boys still let me, I dress them samesies whenever I can. I mean first of all they are so damn cute. Best buds that do near everything together. Grateful for those smiles, the excitement they get when they see their matching outfits. 🥰