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Old 01-21-2013, 08:04 AM   #21
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Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the guy the pigeon chits on.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #22
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This thread is awesome. For me it goes by the individual job. meaning I can have a easy cherry job and it goes to hell inna hand basket the entire freaking job, not just the one day. Nothing goes right.

Other times , A tough one and it flows the entire job finish ahead of schedule and even make a little $$ one itů
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It has been my experience that when you get behind, it's much better to slow down than to try to make up for lost time. If you want your hole deeper, press the accelerator. This is counterintuitive but always the best.

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That's good advice.

My dad was the exact opposite. When stuff went wrong, he'd get super pi$$ed and work harder and faster; mostly running in circles. Always GO, GO, GO...! I got like that from working next to him all the time. He worked in his garage doing mechanical work on cars on the side all the time, and I helped him a lot growing up.

Fast forward to my 20s and doing carpentry, it doesn't work that way (didn't really doing mechanical work either, but try to tell the old man that!). It wasn't until I started working for a body guy that did high end restorations on the side as a filler for my slow times that I learned to step back when things went south rather than getting beat red and plowing through. He could always see when I was frustrated and he'd just tell me to step back and smoke a cigarette, he was also always telling me to slow down. That was really tough for me to get originally; just because I was taught if your hands weren't moving you were lazy. It really helped me though. Helped me realize that sometimes to perfect it, you have to stop and think it through.

This doesn't always apply when you're dealing w/ things like guns breaking and what-not, but it still helps to keep your head straight. I look at life like a game of pool; as soon as you get pi$$ed, you probably already lost. Hard to remember that though, I have a temper

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