Everything is new in May

Random spring ramblings

May 31
Everything is new in May Cosima Laube

The first sentence in a German poem goes like "Alles neu macht der Mai..." which means that nature wakes up and addresses this joyful time. My May was mostly like that: many new & joyful things. Sometimes it felt also like a rollercoaster ride: bringing the guts upside down, also mostly joyful and t…

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Bumble Bee Boxing

On creativity and reframing - or: decent structuring of chaos time with timeboxes

Apr 26
Bumble Bee Boxing Cosima Laube

Some days ago I had a very valuable discussion with one of my colleagues who is very passionate about using timeboxing appropriately and wisely. He also said that timeboxes can be used to be sure to "not forget about time". You have a certain amount of time where you can feel free of worrying about…

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Start with what you have

Two short stories about passion, focus, eating my own dogfood & having valuable connections

Apr 17
Start with what you have Cosima Laube

The last couple of days I stumbled over starting (or dealing) with what I have in its best sense and in multiple variations. Today I share two of these little stories:

Passion for work

The first story on starting with what you have is about my new job as a Scrum Master. In our company we are not wor…

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Reframing applied

plus a pinch of scientific background

Mar 22
Reframing applied Cosima Laube

Lately I came across a couple of occasions for applied cognitive reframing. Just three recent examples:

  • "I am wasting 2,5 hours per day for commuting." versus "I have time to sort my brain, be on the water, hear music or even do sports - and I am arriving at some already in a mood ready for my eveni…

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New challenges ahead

From developer to Scrum Master - from tech-focus to people-focus

Mar 03
New challenges ahead Cosima Laube

When writing about my personal retro of 2016 and the three big goals I have for 2017, I just was able to write about two of them at that time. The third one in that (unordered) goal triple is: stepping out of my comfort zone & doing great in my new job.

On 1st of March I started my first professio…

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