Think about what you need to be happy, and choose an organization that’s a good fit (if you’re a parent who wants to leave by 4pm to see your kid’s soccer game, don’t work at a start-up run by single twenty year olds who stay at the office until 8pm…unless they seem empathetic. State your needs up front and see how they react.)
One billionaire’s #1 piece of hiring advice is to hire happy people. Choose teams, bosses and companies with happy people. Make hiring happy people and working for happy people a priority. It really is that simple.
10. Don’t be a Victim. Use These Five Powerful Questions.
Anytime you feel impacted by negative energies at work, try asking yourself the following five questions;
Hmmm, how am I contributing to this situation?
Hmmm, what is it I really want (that’s in my control and can be initiated by me)?
What am I willing to do to create that?
What is the gift or opportunity in this situation? How is this making me a better person?
What is this contrast showing me about myself and my desires? If this situation is showing me what I don’t want, how do I want to choose differently next time?
These questions will help you stop feeling like a victim and start to feel empowered to choose your own reality.
Now that you’ve read these ten tips for dealing with negative colleagues, we’d love to hear from you!
Leave a comment below and let us know, how do you handle other people’s negative energies at work!
Some of the best tools to manage other people’s negative energy involve practicing self-compassion, forgiveness and deep breathing…all of which we’ll be doing in the 15 Day Meditation Challenge!
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