Lately, I’ve been hearing an old familiar phrase on a regular basis. Birds of a feather flock together.
Over the past six months, I have privately mentored men and women from all walks of life. What is intriguing to me is the age span that has approached me for assistance with work-life balance.
I have had the privilege of working with individuals in their 20’s to retired folks in their late 60’s or 70’s.
The point I want to make this week is the commonality in all of my clients is that they are tired of hearing and being around negativity. Whether it be at work or amongst their social circle.
As a Work Life Balance Specialist, when this presents itself during my assessment, it is evident that it’s time for a change.
Mentoring clients is about encouraging them to never compromise. Letting them know they don’t have to accept and/or listen to negativity and most important, be selective with who they spend their precious time with.
One of my favourite quotes is “Like attracts like”.
Life is too short to spend your precious time that you work hard trying to balance with people who are not happy.
When we let go of the wrong the right will always appear.
At work, it is difficult as you have no control over the people you work with and/or your supervisor/manager. You can, however, politely excuse yourself from a negative conversation or the office gossiper. Pretend nature is calling, who will know? This allows a great escape and you’ve protected yourself from this negative person and conversation.
Each day we grow as human beings. The human trend I see in my clients is that they want to change. We are not who we once were. Personal development is the key and embrace being or becoming a lifelong learner. Life is about changing and becoming the best version of you.
Letting negative people go in your life is hard, but it will be one of the best decisions you will make in your life and greatly assist your work-life balance.
“Let go to grow” -Mama Deb