Like a surgeon

Some jobs need you to show up in person (and for the time being, surgeons are in that category, but with robotically controlled waldo arms, who knows…).

But many jobs can be done more effectively with a combination of asynchronous work, video calls and emotional effort.

Don’t confuse a long or risky commute and co-work with showing up with your full self.

If they don’t need you in person, perhaps it’s better to show up with a great attitude instead of paying the high price it takes to be there on time, in real time.

And if they do need you in person, then be there. Truly there. 100% present.

It’s the slots in between, where attendance is taken, power is on display and the work is mediocre that cause us a lot of stress.