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I build my airplane on the fly

I’ve been a planner, a project manager, and a detail guy all my life. But in the end, I’m an improviser and an adapter. That’s why I love jazz. That’s why I look at a recipe, get the basic idea and run with it – modifying on the fly. (FYI, this doesn’t work for baking so well I’ve learned.)

Planning has its place and I don’t discount its value. But going with the flow is key to success. And happiness. I think I am happiest when I’m making it up as I go and not just following a plan.

My friend Randy B shared this great video with me. It captures the “fly by the seat of your pants” ethos that is the often unspoken secret behind the appearance of well-planned success.

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