The Five Immutable Laws of Business, Knitting, and Life, According to Liat Gat
Here are five things I believe in more than anything else.
These five rules have helped me guide my life, monitor my actions, and let me know what I should do in tricky situations.
I'm sharing these rules with you today because it's important to me that you know what I stand for. I think that the more we have in common, the more we can connect, and the more we connect, the more we can understand each other.
What follows are my Five Immutable Laws. You can count on me to stand by them every day, whether in KnitFreedom, in my knitting, or just in everyday life.
1. Never Blame the Other Guy
This rule has helped me grow and learn when I run into difficult situations. See www.thework.com for my favorite method of turning this awareness back on yourself in the kindest and sweetest way.
2. It's Not About The Money
Have you ever ruined a friendship or working relationship over money? I have.
Have you ever felt nervous trying to get a few bucks? Thinking of ways people can help you out? I have. And I've learned that no matter what, life isn't about money.
It's about people, it's about goodwill, and it's about putting money aside and making room for things that are real.
Thanks to this rule, in any situation where there's money involved, it's trust, friendship, and generosity that will always win for me.
3. Be All You Can Be, No More
Life is wonderfully simple when you don't have to be anyone you're not. I discovered this rule recently and it's been one of my greatest gifts. In other words, I say "No" when I need to, and "Yes" when I can.
This rule makes it so that I have energy left to live my life when there are more things to do than there are hours in the day.
4. Don't Leave Anything Up To Chance
This is one of my favorite rules because it makes life so much easier.
In my work, this includes checking links before I send them out in an email, testing new coupon codes in my shopping cart, and always making sure there isn’t something else I can do before I mark a customer email as "done."
In knitting, this rule means counting my stitches easily and accurately, seeing my row markers and decreases for what they are, and never trying to remember anything I could easily re-count or verify later.
At home, the "don’t-leave-anything-to-chance" rule helps me never, ever spill anything on my computer ("Spill-free since 2003!" That's my motto).
5. Everyone Deserves Help With Their Knitting
When I started knitting, I spent many nights alone and frustrated because I couldn't figure out some knitting technique or pattern by myself.
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