“Boil the hell out of it” – Good Advice from My Opa

If you have known me for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard an Opa story.  He’s 92, served in World War II, farmed for over 70 years, and is probably one of the more cantankerous people alive – lovable and grouchy.  After living independently for 91 years, his good ole ticker is finally wearing out, and I’ve been reflecting on what he’s taught me.

Long ago, my mom asked him for cooking advice (the man makes the best brisket and ribs that could rival anything I’ve had in a restaurant), and his response was simple: Boil the hell out of it.  I have applied this advice to all areas of my life, even to my work.  When in doubt, boil the hell out of it.

Researching cloud computing? Research the hell out of it. Editing a brief? Edit the hell out of it.  Preparing for trial? Prepare the hell out of it.  Writing a blog post? Write the hell out of it.  You get the point.

Although this post does not necessarily deal with law, technology, or legal technology, the advice stands to help anyone looking to learn more or produce better work in those areas.

Take my Opa’s advice. He knows what he’s talking about.

Opa

3 thoughts on ““Boil the hell out of it” – Good Advice from My Opa

  1. Reauxdom

    Education teaches you the value of deductive reasoning to find answers to what you believe is the outcome. Wisdom is the end product of the deductive process. Take advice from the wise, they wear the scars of their experience.

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  2. Kristin

    Great advice! I think I have adopted that thought process as well without even realizing it…. Opa is wise beyond his 92 years!

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