How’s it going?
Having a good day, I hope.
Listen, I was reading a ton of posts on my blog and thinking about how many times people with
bipolar disorder get excused of all kinds of things that they don’tdo.
In other words, “Don’t jump the bipolar gun,” so to speak.
Look, I have an organization that has done great because most of the people that are running it have a mental illness.
Believe me, this is on purpose.
I’ve had problems in my business before.
Now, don’t jump the bipolar gun and assume it was with people who had bipolar disorder, or other mental illnesses!
In fact, it was just the opposite!
The biggest problems…
The biggest disappointments…
The biggest personality clashes…
The biggest losses of money…
ALL came from people who did NOT have a mental illness!
It’s kind of amazing, actually.
I can totally count on the people with a mental illness, but many times I can’t count on those
It’s a sad fact, but true.
I am actually amazed myself.
Long ago, I found out that the stable person with bipolar disorderis truly incredible.
I talk about the ways to get stable
in my courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
But as long as the person is taking their medication as prescribed and not having any problems with it, they can be stable.
And as long as they are seeing a doctor, psychiatrist, and/or therapist on a regular basis, they can be stable.
Couple that with some other things, like the right amount of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet…
Very little stress in their lives…
Balance between work/school and/or volunteering…
Being productive, yet also spending some leisure time (and also having a social life so they don’t isolate)…
Having a daily routine…
Being balanced professionally, personally, in their family life, socially, physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and financially…
Having a good, strong support system…
And if they have a good relationship with their supporter…
Then they can have stability with their bipolar disorder.
Good, solid stability.
And THOSE are the people who make the best leaders…
…the best employees…
And those are the people who work for me.
Do you know why?
Because somehow stability with bipolar disorder gives them certain qualities (maybe some that they had before, but they seem to be heightened either by their bipolar disorder or by
4. Attention to detail
7. Independence (don’t need
to be watched over)
11. Good thinkers
12. Can accomplish what they
set out to do
13. Good at setting goals
14. Good for company morale
That’s 14 things!
14 reasons why I hire people with mental illnesses over people who don’t have them!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not prejudiced, and I do follow best practices when it comes to business – I will hire the best person for the job, whether they have a mental illness
or not, so let’s understand that.
It’s simply that I’ve found that people with a mental illness like bipolar disorder seem to try harder at their jobs than people who don’t have one.
Have you seen the same thing?
Does your loved one fall into the above category?
If you have bipolar disorder, do you have the characteristics I listed above?
David Oliver is the author of the shocking guide “Bipolar Disorder-The REAL Silent Killer.” Click Here to get FREE Information sent via email on how and why bipolar disorder kills