The first time I read Little Women, I enjoyed it so thoroughly that I remember wishing that it would not end. As I turned the pages and the remainder got smaller and smaller, I started to feel a sense of loss simply because the wonderful story would be over.
I have long advised businesses to avoid building their business on someone else's platform. This is particularly true of social media. The second half of 2022 is a great example of why you need to think carefully before you build a business on a platform you don't control.
Whether it's creating a new future or maintaining a status quo, we get what we work toward. My motto for life and business is, "Nothing Happens by Itself." So, if I don't like some aspect of my life, I need to accept that I did whatever it took to create my current reality.
The reason depression is a monster is that it makes you feel like you have no energy for the things that will help you the most. Ultimately, that's why it can be so hard to fight. I certainly don't celebrate the anniversary of my revelation, but I do honor the moment that I realized it could end.
I have never believed most of the common wisdom spread about Millennials (and Gen X and Gen Z). And after about fifteen years of hearing "advice" focused on these younger generations, I think I finally figured out where the advice goes bad: It is extremely superficial and meaningless