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First Step Insights

Insights and Observations.

Don't See the Shot. See the Swing.

In golf, thanks to a better understanding of my swing, I can move through that soul-sucking rage much faster and start understanding how I got there. More importantly, I can use that understanding to anticipate my next shot. In work, thanks to a better appreciation for the value in self-reflection, I can see why some projects fare better than others. And I can adjust my approach to my next piece of work. My next client interaction. My next project. 

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Jim McVety
Thank you letter to my teacher

Someone reading this post might wonder if I had one teacher throughout my K-12 career. I had many teachers over the years – each of them unique and special in their own way. And yet all of them shared a common cause – improving the lives of young people. So this letter is written for each of you as a heartfelt thank you to all of you, for all that you do.

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Jim McVety