Barrels take initiative. They don’t wait for approval or consensus.
Barrels ship high-quality work. They constantly looking for ways to improve.
Barrels value speed. They get the proof of concept out the door quickly and iterate on it.
Barrels take accountability. They are not only willing but excited to own the plan and the outcome.
Barrels are seen as a resource. Teammates frequently seek them out for help and advice.
Barrels work well with others. They know how to motivate teams and individuals alike.
Barrels can handle adversity. They push through friction and obstacles.
I keep thinking of this model that contrasts between barrels—“someone who can take an idea from conception to live and it’s almost perfect”—and ammunition.
Try to become a barrel. It’s a lot more fun.