It's 11.45pm, I haven’t spoken to anyone since about half five when I said bye to people at work.
It’s quiet at home. Just the walls for company tonight. And box sets obviously. But box sets don’t chat back. Although the walls are obviously good listeners.
I find it hard being on my own, just with my thoughts.
It’s quiet at home. But it’s loud in my head. Well maybe not loud, just busy. My mind is full, it often is.
I’m writing this and watching tele (a box set) and thinking about 3 other things. I’m good at multitasking, but is multitasking good for me?
Especially when that multitasking doesn’t actually give my mind a rest, or let me just focus on one thing and be in the moment and be mindful.
So I'm going to be making a list,
checking it twice,
noting down things I want to do that are nice,
and put....ting my phooooooone down (for a few hours anyway)
Maybe I'm brave, I don't know. I do know I probably shouldn't be writing this at 12.40am and that's silly, not brave.
I hope there is a time when it's not considered brave to talk about how you feel and how you think..................
Stealth projects are great, as long as you still deliver all the other stuff.
They're great for a number of reasons:
So how should you do a stealth project:
And if you don't believe me then surely you'll believe Jenny from the block.
If everyone could find let's say a week a year, that's only about 30mins a week or 0.5 day over two months, just imagine what we could create.
Real problems being scoped by people with real passion. They may not work in that team or be responsible for that issue but have ideas. Its a bit like hacks and focussing time on an issue with a load of people with different skills and perspectives.
Ideas change things. If we do the same thing we'll get the same thing.
Try something different. Can you steal some time to try stealth?
You need bounceback. Bounceability is important. So how do I bounceback?
Well distraction helps. If I wallow i really wallow. If I got to the hollow I would definitely wallow, mud or no mud.
In fact I think distraction helps most, so I would recommend that you:
There will be other jobs (I would have been ace at that one though but I really am over it).
You can drop me as many times as you want.
I always bounce.
I've had plenty of practice.
I hope you bounce or can learn to.
Mr Paul Wyse