Two Birds with One Stone

we complain that our advice falls
on deaf ears.

If so
it may be worth discerning
the kind of problem
to which we’re giving

One type of problem
is a dilemma.

A dilemma arises
when we want to catch two birds
with one stone.

If our advice to someone with a dilemma
is to kill
just one bird.

The likelihood
of that advice falling on deaf ears
is high.

Difficult to Work

Some people
are difficult
to work with.

We say that
as if difficulty
is abnormal.

Would life be better
if life were easier?

Or is part of what makes life
is that it is

When we admit
that easy
does not exist
in the absence
of difficulty,
we realize

Partnership – Part 2

Many partnerships
be it co-founders,
or others,
in not so amicable terms
due a deterioration
of trust
and respect.

Before that happens,
it’s worth asking ourselves
do we even trust
and respect each other

By trust,
I don’t mean considering their competence

I mean do we trust
that they’ll be by our side
to support us
when we
are at our worst?

By respect,
I don’t mean
appreciating their competence.

I mean can we see value in them
and over
and over again,
at will.

So much so
that we can see this
even when they’re at
their worst.

Enough to remind them
of their own self-worth
that they themselves
have forgotten.