I wanted to tell you so many things. I wanted to tell you how beautiful she looked, how she smiled at you with such joy, and how I could see how much she loved you even from behind a tree across the square.
But I also wanted to tell you that this moment doesn’t last forever. I wanted to tell you about the unmet expectations you are guaranteed to struggle with, the confusion you will experience, the late-night arguments, and the frustration when she just doesn’t understand. I wanted you to know about the incredible blessing of children and their uncanny ability to simultaneously strengthen and break you. I wanted to tell you about the shift that happens inside of you when that ring goes on your hand. That suddenly your life is no longer about you, that it must become about her. That gorgeous creature behind you is looking to you to carry her, to cover her, to lead her, to hold her, to protect her.
What Most Leaders Miss When They Implement A New Idea. (via @ryanstigile) My favorite part about this is question #3: “How can we make this systematic?”
Every product you desire has a process it requires. When leaders seek new products without adopting new processes, they only create frustration and disappointment for everyone. The only way to avoid this is to change the process to create a new product. Whenever you take a new idea to your team, immediately follow up with these three process-creating questions…
Weird Al’s Attention to Detail. (via @laughingsquid) I’m sure you know all about the recent blitz release of Weird Al Yankovic’s eight newest videos. What you may have never stopped to think about is the painstaking process he goes through to capture the tiniest details. Factually funny.