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“See, isn’t this neat?
Here we were thinking all we had was one big problem when in actual fact we have hundreds of little problems that we gotta sort out before we even get to the big problem, which means we’re like everybody else in the world.”

Charlotte ‘Chuck’ Charles, Pushing Daisies

What Makes Your ‘Rock’ Big?

  • Perfectionism?
  • Unclear Definition of Done?
  • Lack of Motivation, Interest or ‘Passion’?
  • Task Switching & Work in Progress?
  • Visibility of ‘Rock’?
  • Perceived Size, Effort or Time Investment Needed?
  • Difficulty Letting Go or Delegating?
  • Guilt or Difficulty Admitting Procrastination?
  • Growth Due To Neglect?
  • Emotional Impact or Investment?
  • Something Else?



Example 1: Coaching others

Augment your favourite coaching model by having these cards available.  Share them with your coachee and though coaching conversations either select cards that resonate with the direction you’re both heading in or use them to generate unblocking ideas.

Example 2: Examining your own challenges

Carry a pack with you. When you face a “Big Rock” problem of your own pull the deck out, select the suit that relates to where you are in the stage of working with your “Big Rock” and skim through the cards until you find one or more patterns that jump out at you from the deck and give it a try. If it doesn’t work, try another.

Add your own ideas for how the cards could be used below or via the feedback page.