Self acceptance and who I allow myself to be

There have been many times that I have stood in front of a mirror I have at my house and seen myself in a diaper.  I shame and berate myself for what I am.  What kind of a person am I?!  For more than thirty years I would do that to myself with no positive … Continue reading Self acceptance and who I allow myself to be

Sculpting our best selves

There are moments that exist within the walls of our mind where we struggle, battle, converse, and reconcile who we are with ourselves.  These can be the most gratifying or painful conversations that we ever have.  All too often we avoid these conversations because they are painful.  Growth, change, and improvement is painful.  Like most … Continue reading Sculpting our best selves

Countermeasures and our plan of action – Problem Solving Series – Session 8

The whole point in problem solving is to help us reduce or remove a gap in performance.  Countermeasures and a plan of attack become the vehicle in which we are able to achieve our goals of improvement.  This effort, in A3, is moving from the left side of the A3 to the right side where … Continue reading Countermeasures and our plan of action – Problem Solving Series – Session 8

Our goal must be clear – Problem Solving Series – Session 7

There is a quote by the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland that i’ve used before, and it must have significance in my life because I used it to tee up a similar post in the past named Being SMART with diapers. When we know what we want, the path becomes more distinguishable.  We will … Continue reading Our goal must be clear – Problem Solving Series – Session 7

The power of music = the power of love

I have a powerful connection to music.  I love listening to the beauty and math behind music.  Progression and flow make sense to my brain.  Beat matching and creating flow for a crowd are something that I rather enjoy.  I have many memories tied to songs (both positive and painful), and I find answers through … Continue reading The power of music = the power of love

Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Providing background, admitting a problem, and analyzing next steps as we prepare for action  Once we have a communicable plan in place it is time to take action.  That is the focus of the background and problem sections of the A3 that live on the left side of the document.  I find a huge relation … Continue reading Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Failure is not inherently a bad thing – Problem Solving Series – Session 5

In LEAN thinking there are often rapid cycles of change that allow teams to quickly determine if a change is productive and capable of relieving a bottleneck in productivity.  It opens up the concept that failure is not a bad thing, but a tool in which we leverage to achieve success.  Let that one sink … Continue reading Failure is not inherently a bad thing – Problem Solving Series – Session 5