Did you know that the feeling of being overwhelmed and depression is often mathematical? The core psychology says that if you have approximately ten needs not being met, you have a feeling of being overwhelmed. When you have fifteen needs not being met, you tip into what’s called depression. It’s a crying shame that most entrepreneurs don’t know anything about this. In this episode, learn the six of ten most critical needs to a boss, a manager, and an employee in any company you need to apply to prevent issues of overwhelm and depression.
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I’m on part four of a four-part series called Behind the Scenes. I’m talking about little bitty subjects here and there. I talk about a lot behind the scenes growing our business. Some of you know we’re pushing 100 employees. Three-timing 5,000-company doubled four out of the last few years. We’re growing. Here are a couple of nuggets that are discussed a lot in the Fortune 500 companies. Subject matter experts are brought in to help middle management and above deal with these issues. It’s a crying shame that most entrepreneurs that I talk to don’t know anything about what I’m going to cover. They don’t bump into this. They don’t realize until it’s too late that some of these things even exist. I want to drop a few things that I think can help the small business owner, the medium-sized company and the largest companies out there.Fulfillment means physically feeling fulfillment. They’re not the same as fun at all. Click To Tweet
Did you know that the feeling of being overwhelmed and depression is often mathematical? What do I mean by this? In baseline feelings of being overwhelmed, the core psychology says you have approximately ten needs not being met. When you have ten needs not being met, you get overwhelmed. When you have fifteen needs not being met, you tip into what’s called depression. As soon as you personally have ten needs not being met, you have a feeling of being overwhelmed. You have a sense of panic. Your adrenaline kicks in on a regular basis. Your internal body starts tipping the wrong way. You have different secretions that come out. It is not healthy. When you hit fifteen, the body goes on what’s called overboard. It secretes way too many things that shouldn’t be secreted for too long. They’re great short-term and are safety mechanisms. I’m speaking specifically about business. I’m not talking about the personal issues that could happen at home. I’m talking in a business setting.
Here’s the point. Can you as a person, a leader and an entrepreneur catch when you get five or six spots when you’re creeping up? It is very difficult to do that. However, what I have found in my twenty-plus years in business is there are some things you can do by adding ingredients into your day, your employee’s day, your management’s day and into their week that can almost guarantee that you, nor your employees, ever hit ten needs not being met. What can you do? Write these six things down. These are six of the ten most critical needs, most important needs to a boss, a manager and an employee in any company. These are in no particular order. The first one is time off. The second one is quality time with whom you respect. The third one is fun. The fourth one is fulfillment. That is not the same as fun. They’re not even close. The next one is acts of service. The final one is achievement. Fulfillment means physically feeling fulfillment. They’re not the same as fun at all. The questions are these. If you’re a leader or a boss, can you find a way to force these six things in all of your management, in your personal month and in your employees’ month? Can you force random time off?
Send somebody an email, “It’s 9:30. You get to go home. Get out of here. Go play.” Force fun into the kid’s life. Can you force quality time with people they respect? Do you have an employee that you know something is not right? Can you maybe set them time with you personally? Maybe you go golfing at an indoor golf ranger, go-karting, catching a show or catching a beer. Can you set them up with their boss’ boss on a Thursday lunch date or something like that? Can you force quality time with people they respect? Is there a way you can instill fun once a month into your company? I mean it. Can you make people laugh their butts off? If people are feeling complete fulfillment at the work, can you, on a quarterly basis, have people do acts of service? I’ve got a great picture. It was 22 of our employees with their spouses in front of a fire engine with a bunch of firemen. I called Dave Conklin, our CMO. I was like, “What is this?” He was like, “I don’t know if you knew. We set up a day of service.” Almost everybody showed up. I almost cried.
Can you see if the people working for you, which includes yourself, are feeling achievement? Can you make these things happen? I have witnessed, in our many years, people unequivocally be overwhelmed. I’ve seen people hit depression. At those times when that happened, I didn’t understand these principles. Now we do. Can you take the six fundamental principles, fundamental feelings, that people need and put them into your company? If you can, you can almost virtually eliminate people being depressed. You can aid in the overwhelming feelings at your company. For one-person companies out there, that includes you. I hope this helps.