The Quarantine Cocoon

It's been almost a year since I last traveled for work.

I knew that traveling again was going to challenge me. At the best of times, travel introduces all sorts of friction into a life routine—airport hassles en route to making your flight, sleeping in different beds in unfamiliar places, and let's not forget the midnight run to the hotel lobby asking for toothpaste.

What I didn't quite anticipate was that I wouldn't be as productive as I've been while not traveling. There's been automaticity to my routine; I knew how much I could squeeze out of a given day.

I also didn't expect how challenging it would be to start interacting with people in person again.

One of the things that I have been working on for the past few months (my whole life, really, but especially these past few months) is trying to show up as my best self—full of love—as I interact with each person.

Being at home has provided a control group of sorts, a limited number of people in a fairly predictable array of circumstances. But increasing the variables in new situations: on an airplane, waiting in line, attending a large conference, or at a wedding reception, the order of magnitude multiplies. More people means more of the variables outside of my control.

With traveling again, the ability to show up as my best self was pressure tested. In general, I did pretty well. But there were moments when I would slip into my old habits (one of them being micro-managing, as anyone close to me will tell you).

It was in those moments that I realized, oh, yup, onto the launch point of a new curve. I'm out of my cocoon. Practicing something new.

It's a wonderful thing to be around more people, to see people in three dimensions, to hug them, and smile at them in person. But as we re-enter normal society, some of what we practiced during our time out will get tested.

The progress that I made, I want to hold onto that and build on it.

What about you?

Is there something that you've done in the laboratory of your quarantine that you want to continue to make progress on? What do you want to get even better at as you emerge from your cocoon?

Pardon the interruption, but I have a quick ask. We are seeking to better tailor this newsletter to meet your needs, so we are conducting a quick audience survey, which is here. It will take about a minute, and it would be very kind of you! As a thank you, when you complete it, you will get a free PDF download about changing jobs.

Our podcast guest this week is Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen. I have admired her work since I read her memoir, The Blue Sweater, in 2009. She upended her career in international banking to tackle global poverty.

Talk about a person who truly shows up with full love and goodness. If you are looking for motivation to grow and develop, you will want to listen to this episode.

As always, thank you for being here!

My best,

Gold for the Guide

“If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle.” Admiral William H. McRaven

The 2020 Paralympics came to an end this past weekend, and with them, the curtain fell on the drama associated with the 2020 Olympics postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic. The Paralympics have become a favorite event in their own right, with inspiring stories equal to those associated with the longer-running, traditional event.

Here’s an example: Liu Cuiqing of China broke the Paralympic record in the women’s 400-meter race to win a gold medal in Tokyo. She has previously won gold medals in this event in world championships and various medals over the years in races of different lengths: 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter.

Of course, a Paralympian is competing with some form of extra physical challenge. In Liu Cuiqing’s case, the challenge is that she is blind. She competes in what is labeled T11 events, specifically for blind athletes.

I’m a runner, though not competitively. If you’re like me, it’s impossible to imagine running without sight and having to run fast. Running competitively, with all possible speed, without being able to see the track you are on, the space ahead of you, your competitors, or the finish line for which you are heading. Courageous is the word that I would choose to describe such a feat.

Competing in T11 events is made possible by a guide. Liu Cuiqing’s guide is Xu Donglin. As they run, he is connected to her by a four-inch rope cuffed to her hand and his. He is, she says, literally her eyes. They’ve run together since 2013. You can get a peek at them here.

In the last Paralympics, Xu Donglin was injured, and he has run with the injury ever since. “I have only one objective, to guide her to the finish line even if I end up with a lame foot,” he says. He is also trying to get her to the finish line first, whether for a world championship, a Paralympic gold medal, or a new record time, which is only about 15% slower than the Olympic record.

Running in such a partnership takes a lot of training, so Xu is there for that. He makes sure they are matching their stride and arm movements. Xu also spots her during weight training. He helps her run alone by clapping down the length of a track so she can run toward the sound of his hands. When race time arrives, he positions her feet in the starting blocks, ensures her hands are behind the starting line so she won’t be penalized, and confirms their short rope securely connects them. Then he gets himself set for the race. Importantly, he makes sure that she crosses the finish line before he does.

Only recently has it been decided that guides will receive medals too.

We are inspired by heroes, by the courage of someone like Liu Cuiqing, who runs competitively in a completely dark world. She says that if she could have three days of light, she would first like to see her guide’s face.

We are all heroes on our own journey. But are we recognizing and awarding gold to our guides?

This week, our podcast guest is Astrid Tuminez, president of Utah Valley University, the largest university in Utah. Born into terrible poverty in the Philippines, she is the hero of her story, but one who gives credit to those who have lent a helping hand. Now, she is a guide, helping others to be the hero of their story.

As always, thanks for being here!

My best,

P.S. Thank you to Etta King, president of our local Relief Society, for sharing Liu Cuiqing and Xu Donglin’s story with me.

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Family Rituals

We have a weekly family ritual where we share our individual sweet, sour, spiritual, and surprise events from the week. It is an opportunity for family connection but also personal reflection. We can acknowledge what has not gone well while also framing the narrative to emphasize the positive. We are closer as a family as a result of this weekly exercise.

So, I thought I would do some of this with you!

I'll start with a surprise: I got on a plane for the first time in nearly eight months. Is it just me, or are people kinder than they were 18 months ago? Perhaps being masked makes us feel emotionally safer and more open to each other. My other surprise occurred at my niece Eve's wedding luncheon. There was a taco truck for the luncheon, with authentic street tacos like you get in Mexico. It was wonderful sitting in the San Diego sun on a Friday afternoon eating street tacos at an extended family gathering. Upside surprise!

It was deeply satisfying to see my niece so happy (I will share photos on Instagram), her husband's family so delighted to have her in their family, and to see her surrounded by people who love her and to whom she gives love. American essayist, novelist, and poet Wendell Berry said —

Lovers…say their vows to the community as much as to one another, and the community gathers around them to hear and to wish them well, on their behalf and on its own. It gathers around them because it understands how necessary, how joyful, and how fearful this joining is. Here, at the very heart of community life, we find not something to sell as in the public market but this momentous giving.

My sweet for the week was being with my family. This is the first wedding of my parents' grandchildren––my mom, brother, in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews were all there. Plus, I got to spend time with my son, David, who's now in his twenties, and mostly on his own. We laughed together, learned from, and taught each other. We're grateful for how our relationship is evolving into what it will be in the future, not adult/child, but adult/adult. When things didn't work, we could tell each other. When things worked, we could appreciate and talk to one another. This is how I want my most important relationships to be—comfortable, collegial, and always building (yes, always in the sweet spot of the S Curve)!

Do you have a sweet, sour, spiritual, surprise, or some similar type of life inventory with your family?

Our this week is Mike Rowe, a man who has a tight-knit family. His admiration for his grandfather and a call from his mother led to the work that we know him for, most famously as the originator and host of reality TV's Dirty Jobs.

I've been thinking about the importance of work and valuing every kind of work, especially the work of those who get dirty on our behalf. My conversation with Mike helped me recognize that I wasn't appropriately valuing essential workers. I didn't know that I felt that way. It's ironic because I come from a long line of mechanics on my mother's side and miners on my father's side. But I did have a white-collar bias. Sometimes we bundle a whole host of ideas and mental models that weren't meant to be bundled. Hard work that improves lives and that is done well with care, is valuable work, no matter what kind of work it is.

As always, thanks for being here!

My best, Whitney

P.S. We have ten signed copies of Mike's book, , available to you–––hit return and say, “I am grateful for “dirty job” S Curves!

Growing Smart

“We can use data, computers, and technology to see our real selves more clearly.” – Chris Dancy

I am currently obsessed with all things smart.

This is partly because the title of our (relatively) soon-to-be-published next book is .

The book’s objective is to demystify the process of personal growth–– to provide a tangible model for what growth looks like. We all want to grow, make progress, and achieve our potential, but we’re sometimes at a loss about where to start. Or how to gain momentum once we do start, and what to do when we’re tired of doing something we’ve learned to do so well that it no longer interests us.

The model is the S Curve of Learning, and it’s a tool that can help us answer these questions. It helps us monitor and track where we are in our growth. With this data in our possession, we can use it (as with a biometric device) to help affect and direct our development.

We can get smart about our growth.

This is why I am so excited for you to , who many say is “the world’s most connected man.” I think of him as the world’s quintessentially “smart” man because by examining and tracking every aspect of his physical health and lifestyle through apps, sensors, and data, he’s found a way to harness his habits and completely disrupt his life.

He will tell you his life was a bit of a mess, calling for some significant disruption.

But after his mother gave him an unexpected gift, he decided he wanted a better life. He started measuring and quantifying various facets of his life as a means of directing his self-improvement project. What you will hear on the podcast is fascinating, but here are just a few quotes from his book,, that either didn’t make their way into the podcast, or I simply want to underscore:

“We don’t have app stores; we have habit stores…with each app you download, you will be conditioned into a few new habits.”

“Your phone is a gateway to a world of distractions or awareness. Start by looking at your relationship with your health as a series of applications. You don’t need resolutions…you need a good data plan.”

“Social networks are databases of our values at any given moment…. A digital doppelganger.”

“As you become more intimate with who you are online and how digitally connected you are, you will find this is a wild and woolly world of self-realizations–––the last stop is self-actualization––become who you feel you were meant to be.”

“If you wear a sensor long enough, you become one.”

I experienced that with him. We had technical difficulties when we first logged on. I was discombobulated. He wasn’t. He was sensing my experience–––and focused on helping me be calm.

I’ll wrap with this quote from Chris–

“I used data to create feedback loops that created my perception of myself. If I could collect data, I could create an action.”

I use my Apple Watch to track steps. I use Whoop to track my sleep, strain, and recovery. The data tells me I am not taking care of my physical health as much as I thought. Technology is helping me see my true self more clearly.

What are you tracking, measuring, and quantifying?

How does it help you know where you are in your growth?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

And if you’d like to be eligible for 1 of 5 copies of Chris’ book, hit return and say, “I am growing smart.”

My best,

The Ripple Effect

I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa

I have many memories from the years I spent working on Wall Street—most of them good, but some not. I clearly remember the year that I was determined to have ‘the conversation' with my boss about my annual bonus.

These are not easy conversations to have.

I'd done some preliminary research via several conversations with one of my male colleagues. He educated me about how he'd handled past salary negotiations to good effect. I thought the same positive outcome would result if I just followed his lead.

I was prepared with the data to back up my argument and went into the meeting anticipating success, despite my nerves. I was armed with my accomplishments of the past year and comparisons to what my colleagues (mostly male) had done and were doing. Instead of the favorable outcome I expected, my boss said to me, “Stop complaining and go back to work.”

I admit it rankles a little in memory, even after the passage of many years. No doubt there are other things I could have done and different approaches I could have chosen. I shoulder some responsibility for the outcome. But I think there was little doubt that no matter what I did, I was going to come up against a systemic barrier.

I read by Sally Helgesen very early in my career, even before this unfortunate episode. Sally is our podcast guest this week. You will hear in our interview that she was formative in my thinking as a professional woman. One of those people whose pebbles thrown has created a ripple in my life.

More recently, she wrote a book titled . This is a collaborative book with Marshall Goldsmith and results from some important conversations about how they coach and the results they see. Sally discovered Marshall was coaching men to do things out of the norm for them, but many of the practices and tactics he was suggesting to men mirrored what many women were already doing and had done for a long time. But these techniques, though often game-changing for men, weren't working for women and never had. Marshall and Sally put their heads together—Mars and Venus; and How Women Rise is their intellectual offspring, a terrific and practical book.

In our , Sally shares the wisdom she's gained through the years. She advises women, as well as men who want to coach women–it is illuminating. Sadly, many of the strategies that work for men still don't get results for women in the workplace. But at least we can outfit ourselves with a toolkit of strategies that have a better chance of working for, rather than against, us.

And, for extra fun—because I'm feeling exceptionally lighthearted this week, now that the manuscript for my next book is with the publisher. Along with a podcast interview with one of my heroines—I'm sharing the first piece I ever published with HBR almost 12 years ago. It's titled and it includes the story of another early-career negotiation experience of mine, one that worked out a little better.

The great news is that I'm getting better at negotiating, AND some of the systemic problems are resolving. As Sally says in our conversation, while there is still much to do, there has been much progress.

Thank you, as always, for being here!

My best, Whitney

P.S. If you'd like to be eligible for a copy of Sally and Marshall's book How Women Rise, hit return and say, “I want to help women rise up the S Curve.” We will choose five winners at random.

A New Line

People who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love. – Condoleezza Rice

James Altucher is an entrepreneur, blogger, and New York Times bestselling author. His most recent book is Skip the Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals. He’s one of the most interesting people you could meet in the average week, overflowing with energy and ideas.

Some years ago, while employed by HBO, James took it upon himself to create a website for the organization. No one asked him to do it; he didn’t ask anyone if he could or should. He thought they needed one, and it was a project that interested him more than his regular work, so why not?

Through the mysterious rumblings of the grapevine, someone at Comedy Central caught wind of the project and asked him to do the same for them as a consultant. James agreed on the basis that he be allotted the 3 to 4am time slot for a show in whatever format he chose. Did I mention that James does stand-up comedy and is part owner of a comedy venue?

They initially rejected his idea, but he ultimately sold the powers-that-be on the concept of an original web show he would host. The time slot was only being used for infomercials anyway; what did they have to lose? That’s how James came to host III:am, a “talk show,” where he interviewed random people on the streets of New York at 3am on Tuesday nights for over two years. It wasn’t Friday or Saturday night, with the entire Big Apple out partying. He discovered a whole new world of people living unusual lives, following different rules than those that govern the daylight hours. He calls it the best job he ever had. You can get fascinating detail from his blog.

This week’s podcast focuses on the first accelerant of personal disruption –– taking the right risks, which means playing where no one else is playing. It’s a sort of gateway episode in which I offer a view into several other episodes that can help you as you think about risk. How to evaluate risk, how to figure out the better risks to take—especially in your career. One of the episodes I recommend is number 212, with James, where we discuss his ideas about “skipping the line.”

But James isn’t talking about cutting ahead in line. He’s talking about skipping it altogether, playing where others don’t play by starting your own line. He’s advocating for disrupting processes that we typically take for granted; we think we have to approach things a certain way because that’s how most people would do it.

In other words, why wait in line, competing for the same opportunities as the people ahead of you and those behind. You can get there better, faster, more efficiently, and achieve your goals and dreams by doing something unconventional, being the first person in your own line. You are taking your talents to the vacant playing field.

For example, who was James competing with for that 3am Tuesday slot on Comedy Central? Nobody. It was a short line that he had all to himself.

Last week our newsletter was about doing something new, making a fresh start. Right now, a lot of us are in the “new you” reboot mode. Listen to the podcast. Skip the line. Play where no one else is playing, where you haven’t played before either. Do something you love.

Take the right kind of risk.

My best,

A Fresh Start

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Chinese proverb

Over the last few months, I’ve been reading Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Here’s one of many things that have interested me:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected in 1932, amid the Great Depression.

One week before the inauguration on March 4, 1933, a journalist wrote, “The world was rocking beneath our feet.” Says Goodwin, “Following three years of precipitous decline, the vital organs of the financial system were shutting down. The economic system had entered a physical and spiritual state akin to death throes.”

“The sense of helplessness, impotence, dread, and accelerating panic had to reverse before a recovery could commence.”

Roosevelt’s first hundred days in office would be crucial, beginning with the first day.

As Kearns Goodwin describes it, Roosevelt drew an immediate sharp line of demarcation between what had gone before and what was about to begin. “The Inauguration Day of FDR began in prayer and ended in action.”

Every word and deed communicated that “something vast and debilitating had come to an end; something new and hopeful was beginning.”

Roosevelt understood the power of a fresh start. These days, pundits always talk about the first one hundred days of a new American presidency. It doesn’t seem like a long time—not even four months of the four years of a presidential term, but it’s characterized by a flurry of activity and change, or at least, attempts at change.

The power of a fresh start is one of the several things that Katy Milkman, a professor at Wharton, talks about in this week’s podcast. She’s written a book titled How To Change in which she articulates eight things that will aid and abet change; one of them is the importance of a fresh start. She says fresh starts increase our motivation to change because they “give either a real clean slate or the impression of one; they relegate your failures more cleanly to the past, and they boost your optimism about the future.” In our discussion, she also talks about the role that constraints play as well as confidence. There was much to learn from her–––many tips on how to change.

In his book When, Dan Pink (you can listen to him on our podcast here) talks about opportunities for fresh starts, or temporal landmarks as he calls them. They include:

  • The first day of a month
  • Mondays
  • The first day of spring, summer, fall, and winter
  • Your country’s Independence Day
  • The day of an important religious holiday
  • Your birthday
  • A new job
  • The first day of school
  • The first day back from a vacation
  • An anniversary (wedding, first date)
  • The anniversary of the day you started your job, became a citizen, graduated from school, etc.

No doubt this is one of the reasons we originated the practice of Resolutions on New Year’s Day—a new year, a new you. A fresh start.

One of my team members, Heather Hunt, says she likes to make her resolutions at the start of December and build momentum through the month. Then, when the new year arrives, it’s easier for her to stay the course. She also plans to start exercising daily—as soon as the manuscript for our new book is finally in the permanent custody of the publisher—August 16th, which is also a Monday!

For any of you wanting to make a change, think about an auspicious day, one coming up soon, that you can leverage to help you make that change. What is that date? Write it down and start anticipating it; build mental momentum and energy to help you make a quick beginning.

As always, thanks for being here!

My best,

P.S. If you’d like to be eligible for one of three copies of Katy’s book, hit return and say I’m going to start a new S Curve on ___ and include the date.

Disrupting Togetherness

Last weekend, my husband and I delivered a series of workshops for 120 teenagers at a gathering in Goshen, Virginia. This was one of several projects we have worked on together recently.

We love and like each other, but we both found doing this together a bit uncomfortable.

We know our family routine—who does what and when, but giving a presentation together or jointly chairing a committee is a new challenge for us. Who is in charge? Who speaks when? What do we do when we disagree on how to present the information?

These new interactions have changed from parallel play to playing together. We are now teammates on the same initiatives instead of supporting each other in our two distinct paths. We've even been a little testy with each other a few times, which is not how we roll in our household. It's unfamiliar territory in more ways than one; it's stretching us, and—I'll repeat it—it's uncomfortable.

Challenges such as this happen to people in the workplace all the time. We work with someone, and over time they become our peer, or they become our boss. We are a moving piece in the reorganization of a company, or we receive a new team assignment. Whatever it is, how we engage with familiar partners shifts, and awkwardness can emerge. How do we work together amicably in the new situation? How do we create with one another rather than compete?

Over the past year, many have had to deal with this shift as we have been closeted together with those closest to us. Weeks and months have passed, often in tight quarters, often with children at home all the time: some who are anxious and others who are bored. We may have suffered from exposure—and overexposure–to each other. With this significant shift in how we were together and the tasks we needed to accomplish, we all had to adapt or suffer the consequences.

The changes in how we work and live together present opportunities to grow if we lean into them. I've had to ask my husband a few times, “Can we have a do-over?” It is also an opening for a newfound appreciation of those nearest to us.

There is a discovery-driven element, as there is any time we focus on a process without knowing the outcome.

Being discovery-driven, the 7th Accelerant of Personal Disruption is the subject of our and the final episode in our series on personal disruption. As disruptors, playing where we have never played before, we don't know where we will end up. That's what we are talking about in this podcast –– how to navigate from the familiar into discovery.

What have you discovered about your closest relationships this past year?
What have you done to improve how you work with people you respect, like, and possibly love?

As always, thanks for being here!

My best,

P.S. We are shaking things up on LinkedIn Live with an experiment during August. Several of our longtime Disruption Advisor facilitators and coaches––Ralph Campbell, Steve Ludwig, Maureen Breeze, and Monica Loup––will be headlining the on Thursday at 9am Eastern. Join us!

P.P.S. Thank you! I put out a last week asking you to nominate me for the Thinkers50 Global ranking and Talent Award before August 1. And you did! Regardless of the outcome (which we won't know until November), thank you for your kindness.

A Quick Request

Hello! Happy Friday!

I have an exciting opportunity as a nominee for a Distinguished Achievement Award and the Global Ranking with Thinkers50, also known as the “Oscars” of Management Thinking. The nomination period for the Distinguished Achievement award closes on Sunday, August 1.

Would you kindly take 1 minute and complete the nomination form on my behalf?

I’ve included instructions below:

  1. Click here to start the nomination process.
  2. On the page that opens, fill out your name and email address
  3. In the field labeled YOUR GLOBAL RANKING NOMINEE, type Whitney Johnson
  4. Scroll down to the Awards section
  5. In the box labeled TALENT AWARD, type Whitney Johnson
  6. Scroll down and click the button labeled SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS

Thank you, it is incredibly kind of you to do this!

I am so happy you are here!

My best,

The Real Deal

Right outside the windows of my office, I have flower boxes.

Two years ago, one of our employees, Jennifer Brotherson, generously built them for me with great love and care. Last summer, I filled them with fake flowers. For the most part, I was happy with those flowers and had even started with artificial flowers again this summer. But after a few weeks, I realized that I needed real plants.

So, I asked Heather Coffey, who can give you the names of more plants than anyone I know. And, who has helped my husband make our garden possible, to plant the flower boxes with real plants. Periwinkle, coleus, and ivy, as seen on my Instagram.

I love seeing those plants when I look out the window! They are vibrant and healthy. But I also notice that they can start to wilt in the heat of the summer day. They need water! Excess water drains out; water evaporates, and the plants have no access to water beyond what is in the soil in the box. The plant's response provides a constant barometer—real-time feedback. They were doing well, but now they are not.

The plastic plants were, frankly, much easier. They required no care and always looked good. But they were far less beautiful than the real ones. They weren't alive, growing, and changing.

Two takeaways––

First, I had an ‘a-ha' moment yesterday about life. There is a lot to do and a lot happening beyond flower boxes. I get tired and sometimes a little overwhelmed. I sometimes equate lots to do with something's wrong.

It occurred to me as I looked at my plants that nothing is wrong. It's just an energy problem, a minor resource shortfall. There's enough light and soil, but it's summertime; maybe there is too much light, too much warmth. Whatever the cause, the plants need more water.

Similarly, when I am tired, I realize that it means nothing more than the fact that I'm tired. I need to rest. Maybe I need a little less daylight and to sleep for a bit. Nothing is wrong. I only need to manage my energy, take a break, do something different, catch my breath.

The second thing I realized is the importance of observing the people around us. How's their energy? Are they wilting a little, experiencing a resource shortfall?

Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy of The Energy Project have reminded us to manage our energy rather than our time. Because time is finite, no amount of management can give us more or replenish it once it's past. Energy is different. Good energy management can make a real difference in how well we thrive.

Everyone around me is also trying to manage their energy. Maybe when others aren't at their best, they start to wilt. They, too, need a little more water, sunshine, rest, or a break from the heat. As part of the ecosystem of others, maybe I can provide that water just like I do for the plants. I can't be everything for everyone. But there are at least a few that I can do something simple to nourish and support, beginning with my family, colleagues, people in my congregation, and people I pass in the grocery store.

Let's be honest: sometimes we are a little fake with each other–I'm all good, no water or sunshine needed here. However, to thrive, we all need the right resources flowing at the right rate. We need to manage and replenish our own energy and give and receive resource support from others. I've written before about resource balance and the sweetness of strawberries.

This week's podcast is with Ray Wang, the CEO of Constellation Research, author of the recently released Everybody Wants to Rule the World. He gives us a fascinating look at data—which we are surrounded by—demonstrating that we are advantaged when finding the biggest ecosystem possible to be part of and to participate therein. It might require us to relinquish something, compensated with the more significant opportunity it provides.

My window box ecosystem is the same. I can toss in the fake flowers and forget them, but if I'm willing to sacrifice a little time and effort to care for the real deal, the rewards and enjoyment are far greater.

My best,

P.S. If you'd like to be eligible for one of five copies of Ray's book, hit return, and I say, I Want To Rule My S Curve.

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