So far, we’ve talked a lot about how to deal with people and their B.S. With every response, action, phrase, comeback, reply you could ever return to someone committing any form of B.S. on you, the best way to deal with some people and their problems is with passive behavior.
These two concepts rarely go hand in hand, however, I include this little tip in this section because solicitors and tele-marketers are people, too. Granted, these folks interrupt your dinner hour, they knock on your door (or call) unannounced, they push products/services on us that we don’t really want or need. Right? What do you do when these people are coming at you?
First of all, relax. It’s not the end of the world, but the end of class. That’s right! Life places many people in our lives to teach us things, and if the time has come that you’ve either grown apart or desire to move in different directions with different interests, it’s unfortunate, but you will both survive particularly if you handle matters with respect and sensitivity.
Speak when you are angry, and you’ll make the best speech ... you’ll forever regret! This particular life lesson, I feel, is one of the most important lessons you could take from my book. It will take work, practice, thought, and strength to pull this one off over time. But, if you’re successful at it, which I know you will be, no one will ever be able to say you were ever negative or harmful to them in any way.