February 20, 2023

Eyes on


It’s easy and helpful to move forward whilst keeping an eye on the weather. Easy, because all it takes is a glance at the horizon, helpful because we take a gut-check even whilst being free to get on with something else. The problems come when we forget to look up, when things change fast, or when our gut gives us the wrong messages. And when that happens, you’ll definitely wish you’d taken a moment to look at the instruments.

And they’re right there. The systems and metrics you put in place at the beginning when your instincts were still forming and weren’t up to the job. In reality, they’re still not, you just haven’t been caught out badly yet.

Very few numbers are critical. Build systems to keep an eye on them, then use your eyes on the systems.

Skippy strategy: You never know when you need to know.