Up and Down

Master the skill, up and down. On the golf course, up and down on the green means getting there and sinking the putt in short order.

Maybe it’s similar in life, up and down. Each day, get up and get your work done; pursue the goals of your life, the goals of the day. Whatever that is for you. But get UP, and do. DO.

And then be ok in coming down, slowing down, each day. Let yourself do that. Come down. Rest. Respite. Relax. Slow down. SLOW DOWN.

And then do the whole thing again the next day.

Get good at the up and down.

It will serve you well.

In Between

I’m between good and bad most of the time; maybe we all are. The Devil and The Angel, each shoulder. Aren’t we all like that? If we’re honest, it must be so, must be human nature,

In between sun-up and sundown, so much happens, so much, so uncertain, so unsure, then sure, sometimes, in between,

In between here and there, us and them, then and now, what to do, how to feel, in between,

It’s where everything happens, in between, ok ok, do it, get it done, make the most of,

In between.

Settled in Unsettled

Weird feeling, let me attempt to explain a little.

My family structure, a new chapter, still searching for settled. Family under two households, a second divorce, forward still, the kids the common denominator that we remain committed to, whatever “family” looks like anew? We’ll see.

My work life, jobs shifted, a position I accepted, then became something different. now opportunities, lots to learn, LOTS to learn, keep learning, doing, being, open, to contribute, the common goal, contribute, to move the business forward.

“All good,” I tell myself, make myself, will make, am making the best of it, both.

Settled in the unsettled.

Think of the possibilities…

Everyday…

Make it GOOD.

Expedite

ex·pe·dite/ˈekspəˌdīt/Learn to pronounceverb

  1. make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.”he promised to expedite economic reforms.”

This theme is a common one in many manufacturing industries; we need to pull-in material to clear shortages; the RnD team needs their supply urgently to prepare a test; we need special handling for a special customer on the particulars of an order.

That’s the nature of the business sometimes; boot-strapping, hustling to catch up, make up time, pull-in; all right now; I wonder when we’ll be able to shift mentalities and practices to improve efficiencies and reduce the expedites needed.

Wishful thinking, perhaps, but we need to work to that end, to grow the business in a sustainable way. That’s the trick, I guess; doing both at the same time.

Onward.

A Thousand Mile Journey…

“Even a thousand mile journey begins with a single step…”, so the saying goes.

Lots going on? Take this approach. More getting piled on? Same approach. One thing at a time; that’s all you can do, no matter how many things you have to do.

ONE THING AT A TIME.

So do the next thing. And the next. And if ten more things get piled on, just do the next one, and then the next again.

GOOD.

ISO Simple

ISO simple, say what you do, do what you say.

Not so simple all the time. Not so simple when everyone’s not on board.

“Whatever…”, or worse. Slippery slope to no so simple. Slippery slope to non-compliant; on paper, but then, can you recover, adjust, improve.

That’s the point, right? Improve. IMPROVE.

Say what you do, then do what you say.

ISO simple.

GOOD.

Check Sent

The power of the Sent Folder in email? Maybe really underrated.

Does anyone else do this? Is this a secret weapon for more productive follow up, a helpful reference…

What did you do an hour ago? Did you send that email? What did you accomplish yesterday, last week…

Much insight can be gleaned from the Sent Folder in your email app.

Find the power, feel the power, tighten things up, get on track, stay on track,

Check Sent.

Flutter

Things a flutter as week under way, lots to do, lots to say.

Usual start, early, in the dark, step step to the start, flutter along.

In the mix now, inside all aflutter, one step at a time all the same, to the better,

Better side, calm the flutter, do another, and another, forward forward, calm, calm the flutter.

Snippets of GOOD

From an old friend, this quote, recently shared. I think it stands pretty well on its own. Enjoy. I did. Do.

“As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.”~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama

And the thoughts I’d woken up with that day, “What’s on my mind? Tolerance and love, patience and mercy, and just a spark of inspiration — wishing this for each of you, and the world, for the world, Happy Tuesday, peeps~”

Short

Not the measure of height, but measure of materials, do we got enough to go?

Do we got enough to build what we need? What the schedule says, demands, screams for.

Life of a planner, manufacturing life, too much, not enough, go go go again.

What’s short? Can we pull-in?

Can’t make the schedule if they can’t improve on delivery.

Sales up, good!

Running lean, good?

Running out, not so.

Don’t be short.