The Tipping Point – Just bottom-line it for me, please!

January 15, 2021

Ah, well…

I worked 9-5 all last week, had today off, and work tomorrow (Sunday) through Thursday on my new schedule. Once I settle in, I will be okay.

In the meantime, one day off in a whack of workdays make Sheryl very… tired. Twice this last week I fell asleep during a riveting Murder (She Wrote) and last night, during Dateline. I never did find out ‘who done it’.

Ugh.

Such is the life of an old lady in a new job.

What has it to do with The Tipping Point?

Hahaha… only everything.

In the last two weeks, I got *another* visual migraine and one vertigo attack that led to a panic attack *while working*.

Is it the fluorescent lighting? The computer screen for 8 hours straight? The stress of a new job? The fluctuating work hours?

Um. Yes?

A pill here, a screen brightness change there, a call to my husband, and a reminder to myself that there is actually a personal tipping point for me and I will literally fall over if I don’t calm the eff down.

Just hard, folks.

But I digress…

The Self-Help Whisperer®

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is a bestseller. It’s also got some major heft in both ideas and weightiness. (My paperback edition clocks in at just under 300 pages.) It’s not “a little light reading” kind of book, though you might think so since it’s about “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior cross a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire“. I mean, that’s not a difficult concept to understand. Am I right?

Most of us have heard of “The Butterfly Effect” and believe it. We already know that little things can trigger bigger things. We know about the “Six Degrees” theory. We understand that when we toss a pebble in a pond, the ripples can be felt far beyond where the pebble sinks. Even I have talked about what I call, “The Before and After,” which is…

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