It’s been a great strength that my father didn’t seem to
notice I was a girl – back in the day when girls were supposed to be…well,
girls. That lack of distinction set the precedent for me to put my chin up,
stride forward in both the army and in business.
lawn mower is no big deal. When you’ve figured out this one, you can fix those
other three mowers right over there,” he’d say as he walked off.
no big deal.” Oh wait, that is another story for another day.
Not only did I learn that my two hands were capable of
getting things done, I learned that the right tool for the right job was
As a productivity coach, I can tell you that nothing has
changed in that last sentence from then until today.
One of my favorite sayings is the one about doing the same
old thing in the same old way and expecting different results. That certainly
applies to doing business with the same old tools or lack of tools. If you
don’t stretch and try some new methods, you certainly can’t see different
Until next time …