My article on Lifehack.org on the The SOF Truths is up.
The United States Special Operations Forces (SOF) consist of Army Special Forces Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Air Force Special Op Wings, Marine Special Ops Regiment and other units. The SOF truths were created over 25 years ago to guide special operations in strategic planning, planning missions, and everyday activities.
During my time as a Green Beret we made the SOF truths an important yardstick when we went about our operations. The SOF truths have much applicability in the business world and even your personal life. Here are the SOF truths translated into general terms:
Humans are More Important than Hardware
People, not technology or equipment make the difference. The right people, with the right training operating the right equipment will get er done. On the other hand, spending money on technology will never make up for inexperienced or unmotivated people. There will always be a need for a hand on the joystick.
Invest in training for your business. Treat your people right and it will pay your investment back many fold. In your personal life, invest time in building relationships and even yourself. You can spend all the money in the world in technology but if you don’t take care of yourself, it will go to waste.
…read the rest at Lifehack.org
The SOF truths are a great way to keep your life and business in perspective.