Slow is Fast – Daily Brief (Feb. 4, 2020)


Thoughts: I started the day with the realization that I made an error on one the parts for my jig.  I know myself well enough now to realize I shouldn’t work in the shop today.  Instead, I’m going to work in the office and possibly the studio.



  • What Happened? Continued work on the jig for framing.
  • What Went Right? I made good progress.  What I did complete was well done.
  • What Went Wrong? One of the parts did not come out correctly
  • Why? I was rushing to get the jig done and free-handed a couple of cuts that I should have setup a jig for.
  • Lessons Learned: Take the time to do things right.  I knew the cuts were important but I rushed to complete.  Now, I’m going to spend more time getting back to where I was because I need to make the part again.


Areas of Action


  • Work in the office to complete a couple low-hanging tasks.


  • Garden Path (Maybe).

The Path Forward

This area does not change on a daily bases.  Rather, it serves as reference to help guide daily actions and provide a unit of measure to track progress.



  1. Feel more organized.
  2. Be more proactive with regards to maintenance (physical and mental)


  1. Maintain a balanced schedule
  2. Start producing Picture Frames.

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