Fact check (what is it good for?) (Absolutely nuthin') (huh)
Before you rapid-fire a response to an email
Stop and think about whether you are the person who should be responding to the question. Yes, the email may have been addressed to you, but that doesn’t make you the expert.
Think about picking up the phone and asking some questions. Think about calling the sender for clarification. Think about how sending incorrect information to one person can blossom into an urban legend overnight.
Consider reaching out to your colleagues for their expertise. It doesn’t show weakness, it shows strength.
This has been a work related PSA. Excuse me while I go clean up a mess created by someone setting an expectation my team is incapable of meeting. All with one little response to an email. “Sure, Randi can get that to you by the end of the week”
I can not tell you how many times my mom has told me that there is no guidebook to parenting. I am always looking for answers to any number of situations that arise. Most are inconsequential, some are a really big deal. I am searching for a path to guide my kids toward adulthoods that are productive and happy. As each year passes, I realize parenting is a series of educated guesses and ridiculous directions shouted from the kitchen window.