Before I get too far along with posts on this subject, I thought it best to post a blog that talks about the basics of raising hell. I decided to go back and analyze Lonny Nack, the main hell raisers in my book “The Art of Raising Hell”, and compile a list of what worked for him and what didn’t. There’s a good chance that I’ll update this list from time to time as other ideas come to mind. I’ve even left one number blank for you to fill in so please feel free to make suggestions.
Hopefully, these tips will help you along on your journey and maybe add a few years to your life. Not all of them may fit with your situation and that’s fine. But if you choose to ignore them all, well, all I can say is don’t let the door to heaven hit you in the ass as St. Peter kicks you down the stairs to hell.
#1 – Always Make a Splash
Don’t do anything quietly or without fanfare. What’s the point? If you’re out raising hell, then, by all means, let the world know it.
#2 – Don’t Get Caught
What made Batman such a great hell raiser? He never got caught. One moment he was rescuing a damsel in distress, the next he was gone. It’s as simple as that.
#3 – Avoid Innocent Bystanders
There is no faster way to ruin your reputation than by hurting someone who didn’t deserve it. Look before you leap and remember: any collateral damage will take a colossal amount of damage control to remedy.
#4 – Revenge is Sweet and Sour
There is nothing sweeter than singling out a bully and giving them a bit of their own medicine. Things can go sour though if you let that revenge overwhelm your better judgment.
#5 – Get In The Game
Don’t wait for something to happen. Make it happen.
#6 – Timing Is Everything
There’s a reason some people rise to fame and others don’t. Yes, luck has a lot to do with it, but knowing when to pull the trigger and when to pull the plug makes all the difference in the world.
#7 – Make A Mountain Out of a Molehill
It’s not important who you are, but what other people think you are. The truth can be boring, but no one ever said that your interpretation of the truth couldn’t be entertaining.
#8 – Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
It’s fine to brag about what you’re going to do, but make sure you’re going to do it.
#9 – If the Shoe Fits, Wear It
If someone has just painted the water tower and they’re blaming you, there’s no need to deny it even if you didn’t do it. There’s no reason to say that you did it either. Sometimes, it’s best just to say nothing.
#10 – Know Your Limits
There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity.
#11 – Keep On Smiling
Whether it’s a deviate smile or one of joy, keep them all guessing.
#12 – Blank