The ± Factors Preface

Preface

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Plus-Minus





I can sum up the ± factors quite easily:

The + factors tell you where you want to go to.

The factors tell you where you want to go from.

But…both factors can change appearance making the plus factors become negative and the minus factors become positive. It is a question of perception and your will to change your perspective. If you want to know how this really affects you and how you can change it, read on.









Happy

The Plus Factor

Ever been filled of joy and/or interest?

Of course you have. An individual who has not been joyful or experienced interest has no sense of pathos.

Joy and interest are positive emotions. They are the + factors that can create or trigger dreams, and if you choose to go on from there, they are the + factors realizing or driving dreams. Joy and interest are emotions that make you want to do something, go somewehere, work on something, and be something. They are the factors that give direction.

Joy and interest are perceived as + factors in business too: But in business, we do not talk so much about dreams, we focus on ROI. And in the pursuit of ROI, companies use the + factors to do something, go somehwere, work on something, and be something. They are the factors that give direction.

 

 

The Minus Factor

AnxietyHave you ever been afraid?

Of course you have. An individual who has not been afraid or experienced anxiety or fear has no sense of pathos.

Some of us take actions and behave us out of it. When doing so we often take giant leaps in our personal development. But if that is the case, why are we afraid of the – factor? What will happen if we instead start to accept it as the trigger we need to find out what is wrong and the driver we may need to correct it?

I am sure of that when you take a closer look at your life, you will discover that – factors, such as fear and anxiety, have surprisingly often represented the triggers that made you act positive, engaged and result-oriented. And an even more surprising discovery may be that those triggers from time to time can be stronger than the triggers derived from + factors.

I am also sure of that if you didn’t address the – factor and left it untreated, it became a driver having a life of its own growing bigger…and bigger…and bigger. When a – factor is left untreated or left behind, it becomes a driver and enters an iterative mode. It can grow to a size that feels enormous.

Nowadays we do not have much time to climb those really high mountains, so we seek a quick fix or a pain reliever. We visit the doctor. He or she knows that your thoughts and your emotions are sometimes governed by a temporary chemical imbalance in your brain. So you get some pills, but the – factor itself is left untreated. The medication makes you enter a standstill mode so you can wait for the pain to pass. Time heals all wounds, and that goes for untreated – factors as well.

For some individuals having “biological limitations”, the medication is a necessity. But for most of us, it is only a temporary pain killer.

Just as much as the – factor affects the individual, it is a trigger and a driver in business. Some companies go to the market and ask for medicine. If the company finds the right doctors, it will cash in financing, but if the – factor is left untreated, it may linger on. Too often, the consequence becomes that the company enters a mode of standstill and wait for the pain to pass. Sounds silly? Why not check out the car industry’s development from 2004 to 2009, or why not take a closer look at the finance industry the last years.

As with human beings, some companies have “biological limitations” and the financial medication is a necessity. But for most companies, re-financing is only a temporary pain killer.

So how do we make the – factor a positive one? We start out by defining the premises.

 

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