week-end report, week 45,2012

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 45, 2012, scaffolding city shot 167

[1]  bookkeeping  can change your game

bookkeeping is detailed record-keeping, it's like keeping score in a game, in a sport, where statistics are tracked in more detail than win-lose. In the same way that a coach would use the stats and the tape of the game to improve team performance, that's what you do with your books.

Replay the quarter for yourself as a spectator or the coach, pay attention: what did you see, learn and what will you/won't you do again?

[2] you're always starting in the middle

Whatever you're doing, the conversation, the topic, task or entertainment, when you get there, when you arrive, even it if it's the top of the hour, the intro, prologue, handshake hello: it's the middle. For you, for the others, you're all bringing everything with you—beliefs, expectations, needs, fears, preferences, interests and biases.

Take a look behind you, the beginning isn't anywhere in sight.

[3] then again, you could start over right now

scaffolding city shot 167

scaffolding city shot 167