New is always bad
When you are a caveman (or a nervous client or colleague).
How many times a day do you think you calculate risk?
From stepping out onto the road to taking a call from an unknown number. The question. Is it worth it? Plays out in our heads.
Try being playful and curious with the risk management switch is permanently on.
What is this about?
There is little point in finding out what is out there. When there is the real work of worrying about risk, status, and the outcome. Developing context is just an icebreaker.
Creativity requires stability. And figuring out how to feel stable, is to give yourself the best chance of doing your best work. Managing the risk at the front end of a project, job, or in this case, a fixed period of time (90 days) makes sense.
Living in the dark? Here are some prompts to turn the lights on.
What is the smallest step you can take right now? What does it look like?
What is the progression and what might it look like?
Imagine that you couldn’t do the thing that you want to do now. What is the sideways move you can make and what might it look like?
What is the backward move you can make if the next step is not working out?
Under what circumstances do you quit?
Be flexible and develop the situation. Goals don’t move. People do.