Economic Multipliers (101)

Do you know what these are?

They help CREATE wealth in systems.

Pace is an economic multiplier.


Sanity might have been a better term than pace for this piece.

Over the past few years, I have been dusting the cobwebs off of some old ‘projects’ and reassessing how I do work and some of the things that I work on.

Amid what I would call ‘chaos,’ I have been trying to find some order: Sometimes there is none.

This year, I won’t try to fit a gardening project into my schedule: Some perennials (asparagus, blackberries and chives) are growing on their own and tomato seeds may or may not ultimately produce tomatoes. An overgrown area of the yard is being cut back more than a bit but will still be a worthy habitat for bees and butterflies.

Usually, things that I many times help maintain are things that I do not own so the final choices in those areas tend not to be mine.

And, I have been working on simplifying: In theory it works if you’re surrounded by a ‘team’ that has the same goals.

Sometimes it feels like I do: Many times it feels like I don’t.

Because everything in life takes time and energy, finding a good pace can make a huge difference.


P.S. I always expect that people know a lot more about things than I do on almost every topic. As a result, I tend to ask questions and probe topics to gain greater understanding about the thoughts that I do have. That is a good thing or a bad thing depending on whether people like to talk about the things that they work on.