Category Archives: fear


Minimum Viable Toolbox

“I need this tool.”

“I really need to go on this course.”

“If only I had…”

These are things we might tell ourselves. They can be comforting, cushioning thoughts. For physical, hands-on activities it might well be true. But for knowledge work, for making change, I suggest that all we need is the following:

• Focus – to know our destination
• Brainstorming – to find the path
• Making a plan – to help us find our next step
• Ask questions/Google/for help – when we’re stuck
• Will – to take all the steps needed