What the bleep was that?

Erikjan Lantink
3 min readDec 24, 2021

That’s the question I asked myself when I drove home after I resigned from my two and half month’s corporate outing.

Ok, I’ll admit. I used a different word than bleep.

When I reflect on my year 2021, the decision to join and then leave are probably my most significant lessons for this year.

I haven’t had regrets for a single minute that I made both decisions.

They provided significant learning, good conversation, and stories to write about.

With today’s insight about learning, I’ve come to the end of my ten stories journey, highlighting each growth cue in my playbook.

‘Learn’ is growth cue number 10.

In the past two ‘cue’ stories (#8 Show-up and #9 Focus), I wrote a lot about the importance of every single day.

It’s so easy to let a day go to waste and believe you will do better tomorrow.

But if you don’t have a rhythm (I love that word more than routine or process) for yourself, you will repeat the same mistake again tomorrow.

It’s not a coincidence that the ‘habit’ trend is booming, especially right now.

It’s not a coincidence because, at the same moment, we’re more distracted than ever.

Phone and social media addiction are rising, and we have no clue yet about its long-term impact.

But I can tell you one thing: it’s not going to be pretty.

Psychologists will have good business for years to come.

And the world will become even more polarized.


That’s why it’s so important to pause (growth cue no. 1) every single day and reflect on your progress.

Here are a few questions you may ask yourself at the end of each day.

It’s proven that people, who have the discipline to finish their day strong and make time to reflect, are overall more effective and happier than those who don’t.

Erikjan Lantink

Business & Leadership coach. Interim Leader. Writer. Speaker. Former Retail Executive (general management; operations; HR)