Good Question!

The question is not who will let me, but is in fact, who will stop me.

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I hate jobs that mean I have to work

People confuse “work” and “job” all the time. “Work is something you want to do.” “A job is something you have to do.” I wonder who sowed this confusion among us. Was it the workers? Or the people who want to give us jobs?

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2 million things I hate about you

If you have a modicum of reputation, if you are known, however minor, for anything, there will be people who don’t know you who don’t like you. We make judgments about others based on information to hand. We make those judgments from either stated facts or something synthesized from those facts. The judgments aren’t always…

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The value of caring

Attention to detail does not mean perfectionism. Perfectionism is a form a procrastination. “I’m a perfectionist” is to claim “I have trouble letting go. I have trouble shipping. I cannot deliver value to your organization because I cannot deliver value to your customer.” Attention to detail is saying, loud, and clear, “I care.” I care…

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It’s no longer a secret

I’ve often talked and written about people wanting to know the secret. The secret to losing weight. The secret to being a success. The secret to getting funded. The secret to getting started. And I’ve equated that question “what is the secret?” to a one dimensional train of thought “What is the shortcut?” But I…

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Indefinite growth

To do lists are not meant to grow indefinitely. Once a to do list grows to a dozen or so items, especially if those items are related, the to do list has transformed in to a small project, and should be treated as such.

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Bossing around

I’ve met way too many people who want to be the boss and very few who want to be the leader. The distinct difference between the two is that one imperiously tells you what you should be doing and the other one works alongside you to show¬†you what you should be doing.  

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The Long View

It’s easy to manipulate people if they’re only looking for short-term gains even if the manipulation is not in their long-term self-interest. It’s harder to manipulate someone when they have more long-term viewpoints than short-term viewpoints.

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Wisely Procrastinating

When you look for edge cases in a wise statement you are really looking for reasons to procrastinate or reasons why it won’t work – which is really the same thing.

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That Just Leads To More Questions

As a project manager, when communicating with your team, if what you just said does not end in a question mark, you’re doing it wrong. You want to always have more questions than you have answers. Even when you have the answer.

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Preferred Contact

“Hello, you’ve reached the voicemail of Justin Lloyd. When you hear the beep, hang up, and text me instead.”

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Intractable Problems

“What we have here is a layer 8 issue, that is bleeding through in to layer 9. Seems the error code being generated has an ID of one zero Tango. That’s one of the more expensive problems to fix. We refer to it as a PICNIC.” says I. “Why a PICNIC?” asks the client. Without…

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Belief In The Lloyd

My wife treats me like a God. She takes very little notice of my existence unless she wants something.

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Improv here!

I used to do a lot of improvisational comedy 20+ years ago. And also did a little stand-up comedy too. Though I was better at, and preferred, the improvisational performances. The thing about improvisational comedy is that whilst improvised, it doesn’t mean unprepared. For a 2 hour show we would prepare for 15 or 20…

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