Things that aren’t the thing. Things like timeliness, confidence, respect, a story, etc. Be specific.
- the sum of 10-15 years experience
- well written communication
- attention to detail
- depth of industry knowledge
- an eye for design
- left field thinking
- ideas and insights
- reliability and regular updates
- pragmatic solutions
- cheaper open source alternatives
- doughnuts *
* i dont actually deliver doughnuts
Definitely. I see blog posts, announcements and tweets on an almost daily basis which would suggest that people with my skill set can accomplish great things.
Unless, of course, they are all lying bastards.
If my life matters and my happiness matters, then this project to improve the way I work matters too.
For some individual projects I have worked on, the answer to this would be no. Although I try to deliver my best on every project I work on, sometimes the amount of time I put in was not reflected in the reward and not worth the attendant stress. In that scenario stress = risk.
With the proviso that it does not adversely affect my health, I am willing to work longer hours and at weekends to get there.
Things I can do less to allow me to work more:
- Watching Television
- Reading articles and websites which do not help me reach my goal
As far as my health allows, I am willing to bet everything – 10 – on making this change. I have nothing to lose.