This week I thought I take a different approach and co-write with the all talked about ChatGTP. Parts is me, parts is the AI. Let me know what you think and if you can spot the difference in writing style.
It will not be AI challenging you at work, but those who use it. It will force us to ask better prompts and better questions. It also reduced my writing time by roughly 75%. BUT, you have to work with it as not all will be "you". Different prompt, different outcome.
This is what I prompted:
"write me a 3min storytelling article to post on linkedin talking about how working with data and children growing up is related. here are two examples about Rafa and Hayden. ....examples"
Here we go:
When I was a revenue manager and even now, I spend most of my days analyzing data, poring over spreadsheets, and making decisions to maximize profits and help unlock human potential through our software. But as a parent of two young children, I've come to realize that my skills with data are also incredibly valuable in my personal life.
Raising my children Rafa and Hayden has taught me that parenting is a lot like revenue management. Just as I analyze data to optimize revenue, I find myself analyzing my children's behavior to optimize their growth and development.
We all know our own thoughts: WTF, Why did you do that?, Seriously? OMG, Wow - that was smart ..... all those thoughts are in effect: Analysis based on the data that was presented to us.
Real life example from years ago when Hayden was a around 4ish. Up until today it puts a lump in my throat and shows me that without asking "why" I just end up coming to wrong conclusions:
Hayden was always in a rush to open the door for everyone, like compulsive, like crazy competitive and he would get upset when someone else opened the door (mostly me thinking he competes). One day, I got frustrated with Hayden and asked him, "Why do you always have to rush and jump to open the door? Not everything is a competition" With tears in his eyes he answered and his answer left me in tears. He said, "Because I see how you hold the door for mummy and other people and it makes them happy. So I want to also make people happy"...there i was, a doush, a muppet, looking at the data, interpreting it as "competition" when all that beautiful boy wanted to do was create happyness.
Hayden was learning from my behavior, just as I learn from data in my work life. This made me pay closer attention to my own behavior and the impact it had on my children.
Let's talk Rafa: Rafa is a picky eater - strawberries cannot be within 1m, loves chocolate, ice-cream and cannot resist the urge to go for it. Pretty much like most kids. But, rather than forcing Rafa to eat foods she didn't like, I used my revenue management skills to find a solution.
I, well we, created a "menu" of healthy options and let Rafa choose what she wanted to eat - like an upgrade menu. This not only ensured that Rafa was getting the nutrients she needed, but it also made mealtime less stressful for everyone involved. Believe me!
As I reflect on my experiences, I realize that working with data isn't just about maximizing profits. It's also about using information to make better decisions in all areas of life. By applying my revenue management skills to parenting, I've been able to help my children grow up healthy, happy, and successful.
So the next time you find yourself knee-deep in data, remember that your skills can be applied to all aspects of life - even raising kids. And who knows, maybe your data-driven approach will even result in a few laughs along the way.
So, ladies and gents. Decision time:
Love to hear your thoughts.