November 7, 2015

When the music slows


When the music slows … when the phone rings quieter, when costs grow faster than income, when good people turn out to be not so good after all … it’s time to take stock.

It’s tempting not to.

“Look how busy I am.”

It’s tempting to la-la-la and keep on pushing, just like always.

It’s tempting to give in to anger and blame someone else, anyone.

It’s tempting to lurch.


Gather your sources, look at facts, take counsel, unearth evidence – even if you can’t see it all, work out the whole picture.

Is this the new normal? Is it getting worse? Better? What happens if …?

Skippy Strategy: Tune your ears to tempo as well as melody. When things slow, take your cue.