In their book Lean software development: An Agile Toolkit Mary and Tom Poppendieck discuss how 3M encourages all staff to develop new products, they also discuss the approval process for these products. At 3M there are three very small “hurdles” a team must surpass to progress their idea to the next level:
Often times when I’m thinking of writing a post, creating something or saying something to someone I don’t. Why? Because I start to think what I’m about to put out into the world will cause someone I hardly know (or even someone I know well) to think less of me/not like me. I think a lot of people who struggle with anxiety have experienced this and it can really prevent you from doing something good/positive/incredible. How can we get around this? Live like nobody likes you.
According to the mental health charity Mind, around 25% of people who took part in the Adult psychiatric morbidity survey 2016 had some form of mental disorder. With 5.9/100 having a Generalised Anxiety Disorder and 7.8/100 having mixed anxiety and depression it’s clear that mental health is a pretty big issue. So what can we do about it?
After using mrmadhat.com as a place for my private notes for quite some time I’ve decided to start publishing some content publicly. Here’s an introduction to the site and what sort of things I’ll be writing about.