Reliability: A New Manifesto

In a couple of weeks, I’ll have the pleasure of presenting a workshop at my favorite conference of the year. As I was preparing for my presentation, entitled Reliability: The Human Dimension of Productivity, I penned an all new Manifesto as a handout for the occasion. And here it is! If you’d like your own copy as a pdf, click here. Enjoy!

reliability manifesto


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  1. Hi Tara, the scarcity of reliability only adds to the value of your manifesto. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have enjoyed everything you do for several years now and I can’t wait to see the evolution of your journey!

    Well done.

  2. Hi Tara,
    I like how this connects with your Soul-full Productivity Manifesto!
    I’ve realized that when I break a promise to myself it’s usually because I didn’t take the time to articulate it as explicitly as the commitments I make to others. Also, I am probably more reluctant to break a promise to somebody else due to fear of disapproval and loss of trust. Clearly I need to work on my tendency to overcommit (“learn to say no with love and courage”!).
    I’ve recently started to make my commitments to myself more explicit, tracking them in my list of Projects and Next Actions (duhhh!). Also, I’ve set up a personal dashboard on to motivate and hold myself accountable as I try to develop a few new habits – it’s a fun way to recognize what you call small acts of completion.
    Thanks for sharing your insights – each of your posts invariably has some nuggets that inspire or make me think!

    • Hi Doris,

      Thanks for seeing the connections and sharing your thoughts. I love that you’re tracking more commitments to yourself more rigorously. Keep me posted so I can celebrate your success!

      With love and gratitude,


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