Visit People

Visit People

Take time out of your business to travel, sit, and talk face to face with people. Cancel important things. Cut your business profits. Ax. Hack. Chop off something you are doing that needs to be done. Make the sacrifice that won’t kill you so that other people can encounter you in the flesh.

Sometimes it is rejuvenating and your own work list actually gets more items checked-off after a personal encounter. You need that encounter as much as other people do.

Some face-to-face time helps relationships because it’s the right thing to do, costing everyone less time in the end.  · · · →

Pride or Principle

Pride or Principle

Most matters gridlocked by personal pride are cloaked as matters of “principle”. They’re not.

It seems like a matter of principle when you’re mad as an angry bull and can only see the color red. “I can’t let him get away with doing that to me,” the attitude goes. “It’s about the principle!”

Principles are important. Without them society breaks down entirely. So, look at the deeper principles truly at stake—much ado about little, mountains grown from ant hills, grown adults squabbling over matters so silly, children can’t notice the difference. Being petty is also a matter of principle.  · · · →