Wayne: Cecil, why is that a myth?
Cecil: It’s a myth because sometimes we lose focus.
Let me tell you a story about an experience I had while working in the corporate world. There was a young gentleman who was determined to become the president of this particular company where I was working. He was going to do any and everything to accomplish this.
He and his manager got along quite well. He would offend a lot of people and do a lot of things he wasn’t supposed to do in order to get in his opinion where he needed to be going. He offended a lot of people in many different ways.
When you’re focused, it’s amazing how much you can accomplish.
He and the manager were doing well and he offended people. Then the manager got promoted and left him where he was.
There were about 25 or 30 people with the same qualifications in the organization. It wasn’t likely for him to move up.
He had created so much havoc among the sales reps that nobody really liked him.
His manager had been promoted. The next thing he knew, he was off from work and having health issues. I don’t know if it was a nervous breakdown.
The challenge wasn’t the outcome to reach whatever position he wanted to reach in the company. His challenge was he didn’t care how he did it. He was ruthless about it.
The myth is that he had to be ruthless in order to get what he needed to get. The consequence of his ruthlessness was that his health suffered.
There was no reason for him to treat anybody the way he did. They were not children, but he treated everyone like a child. That was the challenge he had.
Simply follow the story above to determine how well you are applying stress management at work and are you headed for a nervous breakdown. You can achieve your goals without pushing other people around. Now here’s my challenge to you: Think of three ways in which you can achieve your goal by helping others get what they want.
Cecil McIntosh guides solo-preneurs and entrepreneurs worldwide to slow down, learn to relax, stress less and overcome chronic symptoms so that you can quickly experience profound peace, power and work life balance. You can get the other 20 Tips of 21 no-brainer shortcuts to achieving health and happiness at http://eycfreebook.com You can reach Cecil at http://www.cecilhelpdesk.com