[bd] I tend to mention goals a lot. While I still think they’re very important – if you aren’t moving in a specific direction, how do you know you aren’t going in circles, right? – I just came across this very interesting article suggesting it might be more important to focus on systems and processes. [Read more…]
Archives for December 2013
Special thanks to Deanna and Alex for working through the night over the weekend to make this issue happen!
In working toward the GBXM 1.13 Super Issue in a little over a week’s time, there’s a lot of additional stories to complete. One of the most damning things about what we do is constantly being at the mercy of those we cover. These people generously give of themselves – their time, their thoughts, their existentialism. It’s not our place to impose upon their personal lives. Our deadlines are just that – our deadlines. Plain and simple.
Goals are one thing. Commitments are something else, entirely. Like goals, commitments should be specific, measurable, realistic, and timely, but whereas goals are objectives we set for ourselves, commitments are promises we make to others. For example, as I was setting things in motion to transition our magazine-themed blog into a real magazine, I set myself a goal of producing 12 monthly issues in 2013. When I published the sales copy on our Get Gearbox Magazine page, I promised subscribers 12 issues per year. That’s a commitment. [Read more…]
I’ve been here for years. And that’s as far as I’ll take the LL Cool J reference today. Slowly getting back into the habit of writing here on the site – in addition to in the magazine – I honestly don’t have a plan for this one. Suffice to say, Build Day is back. [Read more…]