My first attempt at using Lean techniques was a total failure. When I had my vending company I would try a new technique almost every month. Because I used so many different strategies no one knew what to do. It was only after we started to focus on one thing at a time that we were successful.
I’ve been working with a client of mine on installing a Lean system in his company. I noticed that when I got his agenda for our most recent conversation that Lean as a topic was left off. Instead there were a few parts of what would be a Lean installation but not the whole thing.
I was thinking about this question as it relates to how cancer patients handle their disease.
We spend too much time thinking that there is not enough in the world. At least in the US, scarcity seems like a silly concept. We live in a land of abundance.
I’ve been in my own business for about thirty years. I’ve never considered working for someone else. Writing reasons down for why you should be in your own business is something that’s a little difficult for me.
I’m a huge fan of bright shiny objects. Bright shiny objects are anything that takes our attention away from the task at hand. My problem is not finding enough things to do; my problem is focusing on the job at hand without getting sidetracked onto other projects where I try to multi-task.