January 28, 2020

Some legwork


Is it possible for an athletic coach not to know about human anatomy?

Is it possible for a software engineer not to have a handle on programming theory?

Is it possible for a procurement manager not to understand the fundamentals of contracts and the who, what and where of her key suppliers?

Is it possible to be impressed with anyone in a professional setting who does not know their stuff, who is clearly winging it, and who hasn’t even nodded at preparation?


Getting on, doing your thing, being the kind of person other persons want to be around when the going gets tough or touchy … takes doing some legwork. It takes a little and consistent use of the necessary … physical, intellectual, psychological, decision making … muscles.

Which means, if you want to get on, start acting like you’ll need to when you get there.

Skippy strategy: Act like it.