It becomes hard to see the wood for the trees.
As we head into a continued period of “lockdown lite”, uncertainty roams our lives like a hungry ghost, consuming our attention. Many think that the restrictions are punitive and will end their business. We are all trying to come to terms with what we do at Christmas to see loved ones. There are so many people to blame. No wonder we’re distracted.
Those who think like artisans have an advantage. They have an anchor. In the midst all of the uncertainty, they have something they are certain of. Their craft.
The work is the client, and no matter what else is going on, the work calls the shots. Artisans have a thread they follow.
When we do someone else’s work, it’s more difficult to have a thread to hang on to. We get buffeted by other people’s needs and changing priorities, and find ourselves adrift.
We can all find our thread, whether we are already an artisan or not.
I’ll move onto that on Monday.