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Embark on reflective journeys with Coffee Journeys as we delve into retrospectivesβ€”a powerful tool for growth and improvement. Explore discussions on reviewing past experiences, projects, and leadership approaches with an aim to extract valuable insights. Whether you’re a technical leader seeking continuous improvement or someone fascinated by the art of reflection, our ‘Retrospective’ tag offers a space for introspection and learning. Join us in navigating the complexities of looking back to move forward on the journey from technical expertise to leadership.

Rethinking Deadlines: A Year-End Reflection πŸ•°οΈ

Rethinking Deadlines: A Year-End Reflection πŸ•°οΈ

The year draws to a close. It’s natural to find ourselves caught up in the frenzy of a year-end reflection and summaries. We evaluate achievements, reminisce about milestones, and set new goals for the upcoming year. However, amidst the chatter of accomplishments and resolutions, one word dominates our discussions and plans: “deadline.”

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Thieves stole my car but I got it back thanks to this gadget

🚨Thieves stole my car but I got it back thanks to this gadget

I see technology as a tool. It can serve us very well. It saves lives. Technology makes you more productive, so you work less and spend time with family. It can also be used against you. Evil people use technological advances to encrypt hospitals’ networks and demand ransom. They can clone your keys and steal your car. It is what happened to me. They walked towards my house, went to my driveway and stole my car on a bright day. Due to the advanced technology, all of it took them less than a minute. Thieves stole my car but I got it back! Thanks to technology and the quick reaction of good people. Let’s dive into this story.

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The Power of the Retrospective Mindset

The Power of the Retrospective Mindset

It is easy to be busy. Every one of us has plenty to do. We start marching towards our goals, and after some time we can’t catch the breath because we are already running. When we run, it is not easy to stop. It is also easy to run too far in the wrong direction. That’s why retrospective mindset is so important. It goes far beyond the professional context of our lives. It should be the default mode for our endeavours.

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Sometime all you can see it dark clouds

40% rule – a secret to mental toughness

It is not always rainbows and unicorns. Last quarter was definitely a tricky time. I think that the situation in the world finally got me and started messing in my mind. And the fact some things started falling apart, sometimes literally, didn’t help. In the spirit of retrospective mindset, I would like to look back to the second quarter of 2020. This post is going to be harsh reality documentation. I will also share what helped me and how I coped with it. 40% rule – a secret to mental toughness.

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Retrospective mindset q1 2020

Retrospective mindset – first quarter 2020

I try to live intentionally. A few years ago, I was introduced to the idea of the retrospective mindset. In professional life, it is an essential part of the agile manifesto. It is bread and butter for teams following scrum to organise their time and to make sure they deliver on their goals. I quickly adapted this mindset to the private domain of my life. It basically means to be intentional. To think about what is essential for me. Then, to set the goals that reflects where I am with my life. To work achieving these goals, and finally to reflect on what was good, what was not so good, and what I was able to achieve. The retrospective mindset is, in my option, one of the most critical characteristics of highly efficient teams. But teams are made of individuals, so I try to train myself to be more reflective and more intentional. Here is my retro on first quarter of 2020. This year is already extraordinary, and in a way, it begs to live more intentionally.

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