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The Phone Went Dead, Call the Cops

The Phone Went Dead, Call the Cops

I once had a coaching client who took every bump and jostle in life as a personal insult. He  took offense at a client of his who was chewing on ice from his drink, and told him it was irritating. He was offended when he received a notice applicable to many people and without a personal salutation to him.

I don’t know how he felt when I fired him as a client because I really didn’t care.

I don’t consider a rain delay an insult visited upon me by the airline. If the car’s owner’s manual is obtuse, I don’t believe it’s a conspiracy by the manufacturer to ruin my day. When the restaurant runs out of my preferred mean, I don’t contact my attorney.

It’s not what happens to you in life, it’s what you do about it. If what you do is complain and whine and sulk, then you’re just going to find yourself with no improvement in the situation but with far fewer friends.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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