19 Ways To Live Well And Sanely In Crazy Times

There’s no discounting the fact that we’re living through some crazy times. With political upheavals, game-changing social media movements and chaotic world events, there’s a lot going on.

I’m not about to overlook the tremendous opportunities that exist these days, but with spring cleaning right around the corner, I’ve been focusing on this question: How can we live well in these crazy times?

1. Don’t add to the craziness.

Cash In On Your Million-Dollar Idea

So, you came up with a brilliant idea. A million-dollar idea, even! But right now, that’s all it is. The question is, how do you turn that big concept into cold, hard cash?

1. Write it down. How many light-bulb moments do you have at 2:00 a.m. and then forget come 9? Or, worried that your idea will be stolen, you keep it to yourself, promising to chase it down when you finally get the time.

The Process

Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama, has won six national championships, one while he was head coach at LSU and five at Alabama. The five championships at the University of Alabama have happened in a span of only nine years – the biggest run in college football history.

Disrupt Yourself: Being The Game Changer

Change is a constant. Ho-hum, right? Everybody knows that. But, if you really do expect change, what are you actually going to do about it?

If you’re committed to making your best even better, you won’t just react to change. You’ll create it.

In my book The Potential Principle, I encourage readers who want to reach their best to focus on four areas of the Potential Matrix: the performing quadrant, the learning quadrant, the thinking quadrant, and the reflecting quadrant.

Adequacy Is Unacceptable

Recently, while working on a program for a company that has been in business for over 64 years, I came across a particularly compelling value statement: "In the pursuit of excellence, adequacy is unacceptable." It’s stuck with me since then as a perfect encapsulation of forward-thinking business philosophy.