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I used to be a people person then people ruined it! ~ unknown

My husband and I were at Walmart and we saw this phrase on a T-shirt.  I held up the T-shirt and said I am going to buy this.  Being a leadership and work-life balance coach my job is to encourage people not to feel this way.  So why did I want to buy the T-Shirt?  Well, to be honest I had many days that I felt this way.

Have you ever felt this way?  I know I did throughout my career especially when knee-deep in the day-to-day grind (Bull Sh*t).  There were days I would go home and think why are people so hateful, judgmental, petty and disrespectful.  Myself included.

What happened to kindness, empathy and compassion?

Reflection Questions About Daily Interactions With Ambitious People

Why is everything about who can “one up” each other?

Why is “knowledge power”?  Instead of sharing it.

What happened to being genuinely happy for a coworker and recognizing their accomplishments?

Why is being so “busy” acceptable and “ignoring” family okay?

When will these concepts change in leadership?

Is anybody else out there ready for a mind shift in some basic decency and respect towards others? I know I am!

How about you?

To answer the 🔥 burning question:  Did I buy the T-Shirt?Yes, I did. 🙂

P.S.  I have received so many comments from people when I wear this T-Shirt.  Like: That shirt is so funny.  Oh, that shirt is so true.  I love that shirt! Why do you think that is?

Would love to see your thoughts and comments about this topic. ~ Patti

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  1. I LOVE that t-shirt and saying. I know we should not feel that way but the thing is, with having access to so many peoples opinions and thoughts and lives with social media I think it is totally plausible that people ruin it if you are a people person. Humanity can be so disappointing and right now when the country itself is rife with discontent and discord, I totally get it. As a people person I just try to only let those in my small world effect my outlook on mankind. I refuse to NOT be a people person but I do totally “get it”.

  2. Hi, KharmaIsis I love how you said, “As a people person I just try to only let those in my small world effect my outlook on mankind.” Yes, we need to never give up and continue to reflect a positive outlook and just maybe that positivity will continue to spread with others. Thank you for sharing :).

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