IT’S THE HASSLES…
How many times a day are you distracted or unnecessarily interrupted and knocked off track, or made to feel inadequate or “less than” by what other people say to you, or ask of you, or do to you?
And when these thing happen to you, how many times is it because, although you ought to controlling some situation or other, in fact you are not doing that?
In other words, perhaps when these things happen to you, when you are suffering from a minor or major hassle – it just might be your fault.
Here’s how to prevent or at least minimize the number and severity of hassles caused by the humans in your life.
DO A BETTER JOB OF SETTING UP EXPECTATIONS.
If you set up clear expectations as to what people can get from you up front, and stick to the agreements you make with them, and demand that they do the same…then the frequency of hassles, like those I’ve described, ought to be reduced significantly, don’t you think? Oh yeah.
GOAL #1 in your business is to achieve financial independence through entrepreneurial brilliance and innovation.
YOU TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF YOUR SELF BY CONTROLLING THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS, WHAT THEY SAY AND WHAT THEY DO – BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME THE SOURCE CAUSE OF YOUR STRESS AND HASSLES IS – SURPRISE, SURPRISE –OTHER PEOPLE.
WHO MUST YOU CONTROL? Your customers and clients and your employees, partners and associates, that’s who. Establish boundaries with all those involved in fulfilling your responsibilities. And…very important…establish the mutual agreements and commitments you need…in writing.