by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta SPOILER ALERT: HOLIDAYS – Let's do this! For some of you, this is an awesome time of the year filled with parties, gifts, friends and family galore. You love the hustle and bustle of the season and family gatherings are full of shared stories, games, tasty desserts, and wonderful memories. If that’s you and you’re over-the-moon about the season ahead, let me wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and wonderful memories ahead! Have a great time, take good care and please…DON’T READ ANY FURTHER! If that’s NOT you and this season has the opposite
Remember the Three C's By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Expert in Human Behavior Connie Podesta On social media this past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking a lot lately about taking CONTROL of your life in terms of health, happiness, and ridding yourself of toxic thoughts, habits, and sometimes even PEOPLE. That created a slew of variations of one big question: “Do I leave someone just because THEY are negative?” Good question! First step? We’re talking about the people you can CHOOSE to walk away from. Unhealthy relationships lack respect. Joy. Mutual trust. Toxic
Top Tips for Dealing with THESE Difficult People By Connie Podesta In any situation where you suspect passive-aggressive behavior, you must begin by first taking a close look at yourself and your dominant communication style. This is NOT to excuse them in any way, because their behavior is definitely unhealthy, non-productive, and usually hurtful. But we need to take an honest look at our own behavior to determine if we are possibly contributing to an environment that allows passive-behavior to grow and thrive. Passive-aggressives are reacting to us and to what they believe we are
More From the Life Would Be Easy Series... By Connie Podesta Passives take the path of least resistance by tuning out, ignoring, avoiding or backing away and withdrawing from people and situations rather than dealing with them head-on. I know they say the “meek shall inherit the earth” but it sure don’t make it any easier for the rest of us (or themselves for that matter) whether it’s in the workplace, at home, at a family gathering or dealing with customers. So let’s explore what’s going on inside this always intimidated, afraid-to-get-their-needs-met and often frustrating personality.
If It Weren't For AGGRESSIVE People By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Imagine yourself in a face-to-face confrontation with a football player, or a soldier, or even a bank robber. These are overbearing, powerful, and intimidating personalities when they are playing their respective roles. Aggressive is a good word to summarize the impact of such people. The Aggressive Personality – Manipulation Through Hurt and Anger One does not have to be physically intimidating to be considered aggressive. In the context of relationships, aggression may be expanded to include any
Communication: The Good & The Bad By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Let’s face it – there’s some real intolerable, grumpy, difficult people in this world-- and more than likely you’re running into them on a daily basis thinking, “What the heck? Why do they have to be LIKE THAT?” Truth is, there are a whole lot of reasons they are and we’re going to walk you through the good, the bad and the ugly of it so that you can better steer clear of the ones that are over-the-top trouble and leverage the ones whose actions can help you. I’m also going to share how to assert yourself
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Go on, it’s okay. Admit it! We all know that life would be a whole lot easier if we didn’t have to deal with those few (or many) difficult people we just can’t seem to avoid. I think you know who I’m talking about. What’s not okay is to give up something you need, want, or deserve because of their rude, obnoxious, sullen, and apathetic habits. Yes, I do mean “habits.” If you’re tired of playing their game, take charge of your life by taking a good look at yourself! You can not change them, but you can change what you do and how you act around
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Listen...Indifferent and apathetic people are JUST as dangerous to your life as negative people. Apathy is CONTAGIOUS! You can just feel it, can't you? Those unmotivated,don't-care folks just suck the energy and life right out of you. You can sense mediocrity settling in like a dense fog or wet blanket. Don't be afraid to say, "Oh No! Not around me! I've got things to do & goals to reach!" It's not enough anymore to just stay away from "negative" people -- you've got to keep those ho-hum buddies at bay too. If what you want is to STANDOUT, get
A Q & A With Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Question: My boss called me in to his office the other day. He told me that he thought my "attitude" lately had been getting in the way of me doing my job well. I resented this very much and I want to know what I should do. A lot is going on in my personal life right now, and I may not be the happiest person all the time, but I still manage to get to work everyday, and I try to do my job the best I can. I think my personal life is none of his business. What do you think? Answer: I think you need to reaccess your situation more honestly.