Weekly Reflection: Week One Hundred Thirty-One

Today marks the end of my one-hundred-thirty-first week of working from home (mostly). Here are my takeaways from week one hundred thirty-one:

  • Needs more work – Last week I got blank stares from those closest to me when I pitched an idea. This week, I refined it—specifically, how I framed the problem. I didn’t get blank stares, so that’s better. More engagement and understanding. But it still needs more work.
  • Contrarian When you’re doing something different than the norm, most people won’t agree with you. Be ready to hear the pushback and defend your position. Be confident, but also be open to listening, because you could still be wrong.
  • Big words – Using big words people don’t know to communicate complex things seldom works in your favor.

Week one hundred thirty-one was humbling. Looking forward to next week.