Talk in Person

Talk in Person

If you can address a conflict in person, do it. Handling problems in public or in groups always makes things easier. Courts don’t allow evidence to be used without first being inspected by both the defendant and plaintiff. This is for good reason.

The cost of public humiliation doesn’t only humiliate the humiliated, it humiliates the public. Everyone has problems. Everyone knows everyone has problems. Those who deny their own problems stir the public into lynching others. But, that’s when the public accidentally lynches the Hunchback.

Publicity trump cards come at a cost: They make matters worse. Talk in person.  · · · →

Take the Patient Road

Take the Patient Road

Everyone, everywhere has been told and has learned that hard work pays off. So, take the road with the hardest work. Choose the paths that pay.

Shortcuts can be useful in developing areas, but neither as permanent routs nor long term strategies. Cutting the soap consumption, reducing towel waste by 10%, downsizing 2% of the labor force, and buying up brands that only the selling founders understand might improve figures for the month or even the quarter, but they are no framework of an ongoing strategy.

As with art, body building, and innovation, the champion’s secret ingredient is elbow grease.  · · · →

Move Forward

Move Forward

Life has it’s changes, ups, and downs. People make mistakes, companies change their policies as they learn with the tide of markets and deviants, such as spammers. Hold your course. Keep your heading.

Move forward.

It is said that the best revenge is massive amounts of success. Let your success speak for itself. Once you have pushed past the waves, whoever and whatever besought your defeat won’t matter anymore. It won’t keep you awake at night once you’re through the storm. So, it shouldn’t keep you awake during the storm.

By pushing through the winds and the waves, you’ll win.  · · · →

Unforeseen Dependence

Unforeseen Dependence

Don’t count on anything. The moment you craft for yourself any reliance on what the future might bring, you’re locked into the unknown and render yourself a leaf in the breeze.

Abandon old structures. Drop shame. Withdraw perfectionism. Be your best, be yourself, and march onward.

We can’t know what the future might bring. Making oneself dependent on any outcome—when such dependence is anything but necessary—is lifestyle Russian roulette. The way through the future is agile strength and adaptive readiness, not stock planning nor course plotting.

Usually, dependence on the future stems from immaturely prioritizing wants above needs.  · · · →