I am shocked everytime I here reports of random killing, suicide, road rage and or bombs at the hand of some kid who was bullied. But on days like today when the planets are aligned just right I sit back and watch...knowing exactly why such tragedies are happening at an alarming rate. Many people maintain positive exteriors because that's what's in style. But words hurt, not doing your job screws up someone elses, and do I really need to tell you about messing with someones time or money in this economy?
I don't usually take early a.m. meetings or run around in traffic...today I remembered why. Folks are crazy early in the morning...especially when they have to work. People please pray, eat breakfast, play music, read, or do whatever you need to do to get your mind right in the a.m. There's no excuse for being rude to people in your work environment! If you hate your job get a new one, but don't take it out on the general public; and please stop talking crazy to random strangers. Oh and if you are an officer or other authority figure abusing power, you're just wrong!!! This is why people are getting killed in traffic, on the street, etc.
You never know who you are talking to or how crazy they are. Maybe you never found out either, because they left you and took the funk you passed them and beat their kids or wife, or robbed someone, blew up a building or committed suicide because you were the last straw. You are responsible for the energy you bring to a situation and to other people. There are two egos in every situation, are you keeping yours in check (I cleaned that phrase up for you)? Don't add fuel to someone elses fire or be the last straw...for their sake and yours.
Although I am sugar free and will not be fake or phony, I try to maintain civility even with the nastiest individual. Some folks just don't know any better. But for those of you who do...be prepared to get told just how rude and nasty you are. I have seen it all today from a balif talking crazy to a defendents mother, Coca Cola driver yelling out of his window (not cat calls), to people ready to fight in suits...and that's a summary. Whew this was one day filled with a bunch of "normal" people who had no idea how crazy they looked. Please don't let it be you tomorrow. Just take a moment to do inventory and see if you may be guilty of spreading funk in the world.
How You Know You Are The Ego Out of Control:
1. Telling strangers what to do for your own convenience.
2. Being short or insulting to co-workers and clients because you're stressed.
3. Defining someone else...calling names, playing dozens or expecting others to be what you want.
4. Treating people at work with less than care and respect when you are not the owner.
5. In anyway badmouthing or misrepresenting the brand that is on your paychecks.
...do I really need to go on? I can speak to your group or give one on one coaching for anyone that feels this is rocket science or works with others who think it is.