Charles Starrett

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Culture consultant & social tech teacher/facilitator at SoulCo & Northeastern University. He/Him. Dad, Harvard and NEC alum, visual thinker, dabbler in ukulele, electronic music, 한국어, and TTRPGs.

Why don't we do what we know? (Part 2)

Doing anything new takes time, attention, dedication, and practice.

You can’t learn to play the piano by watching YouTube videos. You can’t learn to speak French by reading a textbook. And reading the latest business book won’t help your career or your business.

The only way to get better at something is by doing it. Spending time, attention, and dedication at the piano keyboard. Creating opportunities to converse in French. And finding small ways to practice over and over again the recommendations in that business book.

To make this process easier, build a cohort: people to play music with, regular French conversation partners, or a small group at work who are dedicated to making things better together.

There are no shortcuts to making change, and nobody is going to do it for you. Change happens when you show up, and do the work.

9 July 2022

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