July 13, 2020

A Minicast - You Teach The World How To Treat you

A Minicast - You Teach The World How To Treat you

“Be careful what you tolerate, you are teaching people how to treat you.”

I have personally lived by this credo in what feels like forever. 

I remember the first time I heard that saying years ago, it was like a lightning bolt struck me, it resonated so strongly. 

I think for me, in my life, at some point I got tired of thinking that it was everyone else’s fault for the way I was feeling or being treated. When I started looking into why I was feeling this way, I thought about that saying and it all just seemed to make sense. I mean think about it, you teach people how to treat you...so simple, right?

I feel most of us unknowingly allow or enable certain behaviors and/or treatment to continue, leading us to wonder why. Why are things a certain way? Why don’t we get the respect, recognition, patience, tolerance, support that seems to be so lacking?

I dare you to look inside yourself in those moments, and ask, is there something actionable that I can do to reverse this bad behavior? Am I doing something that is encouraging this behavior, even unwittingly, to continue?

Listen in as I share my thoughts on the subject, and contact me if you'd like to share your thoughts too. I welcome the opportunity to keep the conversation going!

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