“Continuity books and detailed walkthroughs are the key to a successful office. If you pull somebody off the street and give them the steps, they should be able to go from step A to complete without asking a question. Everything should be in a filing system so that everybody can quickly access what they’re looking for.”
In the garden
When he isn’t at work, you can typically find Calvin doing something in his garden, or working a job through his personal landscaping business. Planting, designing, installing fixtures — backyard space. “If you like doing it, it’s your gym, it’s your psychiatrist,” Calvin says of working in the garden. “It keeps you moving. It’s everything rolled up into one.”
Outside the garden, Calvin’s favorite way to get some zen time is in a fishing boat, catching walleye or rainbow trout. Whether it’s alone or with his kids, he enjoys drifting on the lake, listening to the birds and the sound of the water, and soaking in the surroundings.
For me, it’s all about the quiet time. It brings you down so when you go back to work on Monday, you’re ready.