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365 Ways to Get Results – #64 Sit on Your Ego

Are there people you just can’t get along with? Have you ever felt that no matter what you do, things just won’t improve? Have your expectations arm wrestled your patience to the ground.

Here is a mantra that many of my clients post on their computer monitor, desk, kitchen and telephone to remind them of what to do when people and situations frustrate them:

Sit of your ego. Say nothing. Listen only. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can.) Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most.)

You can never get enough of the things you don’t need. Show people dignity and respect and the return will be palpable.

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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of StartingOverNow.com – Leading Productivity Solutions for People and Organizations. With more than 16 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee consults with businesses on strategy. She is a graduate of The Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal urnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she earned success to support her family. Services include: Workshops, Meeting Facilitation, Coaching, Webinars, Speaking and Management Consulting. Areas of Specialty: Strategic Planning / Board Development / Healthcare / Public Relations / Goal Setting / Meeting Facilitation / Training / Leadership / Time Management / Life/Career Transition. Her book “Starting Over – 25 Rules for When You’ve Bottomed Out” is available in bookstores or at Amazon. Get her FREE ebook – “Grow Productivity – A Leader’s Toolbox” on her web site at www.StartingOverNow.com.