March 27, 2015

Slow down


If you have one day in Rome, do you rush about bagging every sight, or sit in a square and experience the pace and the heat.

Sights (and customers) were there yesterday, before you arrived, and they’ll be there tomorrow. It’s compelling to think you have to go fast, and sometimes it’s true. But not often. Most times you can wait until the sky clears and sun comes out – you’ll get a much better view.

It takes time to tell a story. Slow down, let it unfold.

Then … when you’re ready … jump.

Skippy Strategy: If you’re rushing, take a moment to work out whether it’s because you have to or choose to. If it’s choice, work out whether it’s a good one.