What Is This For?

You are there to solve problems

You have to produce.

No one is disputing that.

However, at a certain point, you have to decide what you are producing and for what purpose.

Ask yourself a few questions like:

  • Are you making something for someone to see?
  • Are you making something for yourself?
  • Are you solving a problem?

If you find the answers aren’t tending towards solving a problem, you are dealing with fear.

With fear comes overproduction. At that point, it is full of “self-orientation” or ego. You are making yourself feel better because you can point someone to a mound of work, none of which is helping you move the conversation forward.

It’s standard CYA behavior. That’s not being a leader, that’s putting your head in the sand.

Sometimes the answer is less with impact.