EPISODE 246 We slip into communication patterns when we fail to develop a variety of responses to people’s comments, we become predictable and we aren’t prepared for conversations where we’re caught off guard. We often go silent when someone says something we don’t like, hurts our feelings or we disagree with. You can handle a political environment if you understand how the conversation works and how to turn it around.
STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
Avoiding conflict is our first response when we don’t know what to say. Don’t abdicate your responsibility of how people treat you. Increase what your responses can be so you can opt out of the predictable patterns.
It’s possible to treat rude comments in other ways than we often take them in. Treat them as objective queries or find an element of logic.
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QUOTES BY CHRIS
“You are 75% responsible for how others treat you.”
“Often what is said is not what is meant.”
“People are not against you, they are for themselves.”
Speak up for yourself, stand up for what’s right, give people a chance to do the right thing.