What this value means:
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One Is called Yesterday and the other Is called Tomorrow” - Dalai Lama
- Valuing what you can do right now versus a “mañana” mentality
- “Scope down and Delegate now” vs. waiting to do bigger thing later
- So others can start to act on it
- If you get something 95% of the way done, it’s still 0% done until you’ve delivered it (even if just an MVP)
- Delivering a bit of value “now” gives those around you a starting point to anchor off of
- The Power of Now is focusing — what are you going to do now vs. next?
How to live this value:
Even/Over Statements for this value:
- Safe to try now over Wait to try until later
- Action over Wait and See
- We ship, then iterate. We’re never our own blocker. This applies to code, ideas, processes, content.
- Ask for forgiveness over Ask for permission
- Consent over Consensus
Putting it into action:
- See something, do something (whether it’s in your job description or not)
- You meet someone at a networking event and plan to email them later to invite them to try out Storytell. In this scenario, you have yet to create any value. Instead, you could text them with a link to the Storytell playground — now you’ve created value for them and you’ve gotten it off your plate.
- Creating a triage card for the ops team for something you want to delegate to them as opposed to holding onto it on a todo list
- There is always one more thing you can do to move something forward. And after that, there’s one more thing. The trick is to know where to put your focus, and how much — this value does not mean leaning into everything, all the time.
What this value doesn’t mean:
- This isn’t about living under pressure and racing around like mice — it’s about being aware of what’s present in the moment and attending to that
Why this value is important to us:
- It’s enlivening and engaging