On this episode of In The Box Podcast we talked acting now and apologizing later, noticing when your life is off-balance, whether it’s right to be hard on yourself or not, how important it is to have support from people around you, and we ended with a thorough reflection on the last 50 episodes.
Episode 50: Recognizing You’re Off Balance, Apologizing Later, Being Hard On Yourself And More
Apologizing later – What’s your take on “act now, apologize later” — is it right?
Balance – What is one way to recognize your life is off-balance (before it gets too bad)
Self love – One tip on how to not be hard on yourself?
Believe – How important is it to have others believe in you?
On this episode of In The Box podcast, we talked about the narrowing of journalism, customer acquisition for startups, a bit about ice hockey, restaurants in Madison, the computerization of the workforce, and the importance of feedback in the chain of command in a company.
Episode 2: The Daily Me, Workforce Hierarchy, Streaking
Ice Hockey – “Good isn’t good enough when better is expected.” What do you think of this?
Restaurants – Favorite restaurant in Madison in terms of bang for your buck?
Startups – What’s the first best move a new business can take to get more customers?
Journalism – How do you feel about the narrowing of information? Is only seeing what you like bad for society?
Computerization of the workforce – Are we overlooking the leverage imbalance created by the computerization of the workforce?
Workplace Hierarchy – How important is chain of command in a company?
Perhaps you’ve heard of the six F’s (family, friends, finances, fitness, faith, and fun) or something similar. Every success mentor always suggests making these lists, and I agree, not just in life, but in business as well. They allow you to divvy up your focus on all the important matters. However, the way they are often presented is vertically.
The problem with prioritizing your life this way is that it gives you an excuse to not tout as much effort in the bottom categories. By prioritizing vertically, you’re forcing yourself to weigh the importance of each group, when, in fact, the reason for writing the various groups (whether you go with the six F’s or some other type of categorization) is that they are all equally important.
Success and balance aren’t easy to achieve, but trying to achieve them using vertical lists and actually prioritizing one important theme or category over another is a sure indicator of always lacking sufficiency, efficiency, and quality in the bottom-most themes or categories.
Prioritize horizontally. Then feel free to list goals and tasks below those, vertically.
While finances and fun are both equally a necessity, how you go about achieving each is not.
Go ahead. Try it.
Stay Positive & Design Matters When It Comes To List-making
I’ve noticed something recently that is truly hurtful to know.
Most people on this planet spend more time struggling for one thing or another, fighting their battles, drowning in their setbacks than they spend celebrating their triumphs.
It seems like such a simple formula to live a balanced life. The amount you are challenged must be equal to the amount you take enjoyment out of your accomplishments. We fall into this routine of constantly wrangling (trying to reach our goals) that that is what we become good at. People hustle to tussle instead of racing to the beat of their own drum.
Here’s another thought for you. Have you noticed that the most profound things, the most profound realizations in life have been the most simple? Living a balanced life is much like one of them. Simple? Yes. Easy? well that’s a constant struggle. Which is all the more reason to also celebrate a little bit each day.
Stay Positive & It’s Okay To Lean More In One Direction (as long as it’s the party side)