This is a great read. At first the idea might seem terrible, but if you apply it to a mostly business-related perspective I think it works well.
Why I Stopped Helping People and You Should Too
Also, as much as I hate to say it, I think there are enough people out who are happy to take advantage of others’ time such that this article is warranted. I usually try and go out of my way to help friends, but I have cut back on what I’m willing to do for others. I think it has been beneficial for my own mental health.
Yes, there is some good stuff in that article. I never offer help I’m not 100% willing to give, and I don’t let people take advantage of me. Finding a balance between being altruistic and being a doormat can be difficult. A wise person once said that kindness isn’t about putting others needs above your own; it’s about putting others needs on the same level as your own. I completely agree with that.
I totally forgot my apostrophes in my bit about others. Oh well. Feel free to add them to make me sound more intelligent.