Makarios Consulting Blog

Control? Meet Freak

Control is a particularly insidious form of HeadTrash that we’ve all encountered. Whether it’s the rigid rules our parents imposed on us, a spouse’s insistence that they alone manage the household finances, or a micromanaging boss, being subject to another person’s controlling behavior breeds resentment and conflict. No wonder the word “control” is often linked … Continue reading Control? Meet Freak

Paranoia: Destroyer of Trust

Sometimes in life you discover that you were left out of a meeting or event with friends, loved ones, or co-workers. If you’re like most of us, you might briefly wonder why you weren’t included, but then quickly dismiss it from your mind. But, if you’re not careful, a reasonable reaction to a random event … Continue reading Paranoia: Destroyer of Trust

Analysis Paralysis: How Insecurity Hampers Productivity

Have you ever worked for an organization whose culture is burdened by “analysis paralysis”? Where every task is met with requests for additional research to justify the initiative to someone further up the chain?  Deadlines are missed, discussions are circular, and productivity grinds to a halt. The culprit just might be the HeadTrash of Insecurity. … Continue reading Analysis Paralysis: How Insecurity Hampers Productivity

Guilt Trip

One journey we’ve all gone on at one time or another in life is the guilt trip.  It’s a road to perdition that we usually travel unwillingly, driven by a friend, relative, or co-worker who manipulates our emotions so that we do their bidding.  Falling for this classic HeadTrash behavior more than once is a … Continue reading Guilt Trip

What’s holding you back? (HeadTrash 2, Part 1 of 7)

Imagine you’re in a plane flying at 14,000 feet.  You have a parachute strapped on your back and you’ve been properly trained to do your first solo skydive. You’re as ready as can be, but when the cargo bay door opens and the air rushes in, you finally realize what you’re about to do. Your … Continue reading What’s holding you back? (HeadTrash 2, Part 1 of 7)

HeadTrash 2: Dealing with and Overcoming Other People’s Junk

Tim Thomas and Tish Squillaro wrote their first book, HeadTrash, as a guide to help people identify their own emotional baggage standing in the way of success. In HeadTrash2, the authors offer tips on how to recognize the same behavior in others, and the best methods for preventing the poor behavior of those around you … Continue reading HeadTrash 2: Dealing with and Overcoming Other People’s Junk