Everyone talks about what you should do to be a success, but seldom do people talk about what you should not do. It was refreshing to find an article by Lorraine Pirihi that finally addresses this oversight.
I have learned more in my career and in life by observing what should not be done then I have from what should be done. Here are the highlights.
- Set a poor example by not following what you have others do.
- Don’t invest in training yourself or others.
- Do everything in the moment, don’t plan for anything.
- Don’t exercise and eat a lot all the time.
- Spend your life at work.
- Ignore all customers. If there is a problem they will let you know.
- Avoid making decisions or taking actions. Things will just work out.
- Keep everything to yourself and don’t involve others in decisions.
- Let everyone interrupt you all day so nothing gets done.
- Don’t delegate anything, ever.
If you find yourself doing any of these, it’s time to take a step back and access your life. More importantly, if you work for some who does more than a few of these items it’s probably time for you to think about an exit strategy and find a new job. Life is way to short to have to deal with someone like this.