Axe Your Packs

Axe Your Packs

Moving forward often requires placing our favored pet projects on the chopping block to move forward without them.

It’s easy to see which projects need the axe, but accepting so proves more difficult. Right away, we know what costs more and can’t carry its own weight—which projects don’t sow “good karma” (so to speak) and which ones generate the necessary buzz of a “freemium” business model.

The keepers stay afloat, being able to generate and lift. Some things need carrying in their beginnings, but you can only carry so much baggage. Axe whatever weighs more than you can carry.  · · · →

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.  · · · →

Call Crazy Crazy

Call Crazy Crazy

Don’t be numb to crazy. People who drive people crazy are probably crazy people. Review the personality disorders and a handful of the top complexes.

“Mental health” means living a productive life, maintaining happy friendships, ability to adapt, and being able to deal with adversity—not melting down or throwing a tantrum because of an opponent. One of the sure signs that someone needs professional intervention is an inability to take responsibility and be a Good Samaritan when circumstance obviously dictates.

Anyone can learn about mental health. When you see crazy, don’t fret and snowball your angry, recommend professional help.  · · · →