The Final Post

Karangahape Rd, Auckland 2019 (Photo Credit: Christian Espinoza)

Thank you.

For the past four and a half months, you’ve read my ramblings as I etched my thoughts on here, one post at a time.

Looking back at them I see this has been a practice in sharing and reflecting, which developed into a daily ritual. Posting the blog created structure amongst the empty space I was in. It was a voice I didn’t know I had.

Now I feel it is time to say goodbye. I am grateful for anyone who read my blog, took away from it, and I can say I enjoyed every minute of it.

Go well and kill it in the game 🙂

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

– Albert Einstein

Getting across

Lakes district, South Island of New Zealand 2016 (Photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

The hardest part of any undertaking is getting it across the line.

Whether it’s a product, a concept, a script, or a business. Getting it across the line into the right person or environment can prove the most challenging. But why? It’s all about execution.

It’s tough sometimes to gather data, then analyse it, quantify it, qualify it, scrub it, wash it, prep it, and get it just ready for the really hard part: selling it.

We’re all selling something whether we’re aware of it or not. Our resumes sell ourselves, as do our profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter. It’s not a question of if we’re doing it, but how we’re doing it.

Consider what the customer expectations are. Consider what you have to offer. Combine the two and see if it’s a match. Getting it across the line then will be much more holistic, organic, or simply meant to be.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

– Walt Disney

What is your role ?

NYC, 2008 (Photo Credit: Christian Espinoza)

At work, with your friends, with your partner, with your kids. Are you the same person to everyone ?

I had a conversation about this with a dear friend last night. The reality is that we adapt to our environment and the people in it and we’ve been doing so for tens of thousands of years, or more.

The boss at work may be a bit cold or stern, but when she gets home to her partner and kids she switches roles, warms up, and suddenly we see a different character. You may be the boss, or report the boss, but the temperature change is still there.

Which character do you reveal to the different people in your life and why ? I’m sure familiarity and comfort play a part in determining that, as does inherent personality and situational appropriateness.

Who do you reveal your whole self to ?

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”

– Socrates