12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos

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Please join Wayne this week as he does a quick book review focusing on Rule 2, “Treat Yourself Like Someone You’re Responsible for Helping” and relates why Peterson’s self-help book is perfectly apt for entrepreneurs seeking to grow their companies.

We welcome your thoughts and comments. Thank you.

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  1. Hello Wayne,
    The concept of “life is suffering” comes from Hindu and Buddhist thought. Unfortunately, translations are usually imperfect particularly when the language being translated is 2,600 years old. There are some translators that would say the meaning is closer to “life is unsatisfactory.” The idea is that this unsatisfactory condition is borne from the human tendency of being attached to a particular outcome. Our present becomes unsatisfying because it invariably does not meet our preconceived expectations.

    I totally agree with you that as managers we need to give direction to our organizations. The values, vision and mission model is a great tool, and we are currently implementing it. I think as owners and managers it is helpful to think about not being overly attached to a particular outcome once the values, vision and mission is set. Open mindedness might be the antidote to the “suffering” that comes when things eventually unfold differently than what we expected.

    • Excellent, Mario! Peterson didn’t mention the origin of his theme, and I was ignorant of the eastern religion connection. Thank you.

  2. Wayne– Thanks for your comments. The “worthiness” portion was powerful.

    • Glad you liked it, Craig!

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