Discourteousness may be fought in six steps.


At 10 p.m. on the ninth night, it reappeared. I learned a lot from it. For four hours, it sounded frantic and impatient. The message was clear: I was not going to back down from the lofty heights of a New Year’s resolution.

The value of human life cannot be overstated. I’m OK, thank you. However, I have a great-grandchild. In the past, I have given a TEDx speech. I’m expecting my second grandchild. This year, I’ll be 63.

“This cannot be any longer about dealing with rubbish, you merely must not be in the path of dross,” my thinking told me.

Because ingrates and their lack of politeness leave behind a trail of sorrow.’

So, this year, I’m going to fight back against workplace etiquette faux pas. A commercial relationship should not be forced onto someone because the other party refuses to provide information or even worse, refuses to recognize a value exchange.

Scarcity-driven individuals are motivated by a desire to pay as little as possible or nothing at all, and this behavior is indicative of this.

Things can and do change in an instant. There are certain things that should not be done.

In the four decades I’ve been in the corporate world, I’ve seen a tremendous shift in the way things are done.

Regardless matter how archaic it may appear, civility is still the foundation of good business practices. It used to be the standard method of transacting any kind of value.

Digital technology, such as email, mobiles and texts as well as a glut of self-promoted consultants in every profession, may have contributed to its downfall.

The scarcity virus has left behind something much more prevalent than that. It’s like having Ebola in the workplace. People who come into contact with it suffer from anxiety, sadness, and hopelessness, and even if they do recover, the damage is done.

The following are six steps to thriving in a rude world.

In order to live a long and healthy life, you must be vaccinated against the virus. Even if you’re talented, experienced, and knowledgeable, it isn’t enough to protect oneself.

Get your priorities straight.

Nothing you do will help you rise above the scum unless you are crystal clear about what you do and why you do it.

Even if you’re an expert at what you do, politeness will engulf and unravel you from the inside out if you don’t have that clarity. Due to the fact that this points to a far more serious issue. You’re not where you need to be or doing what you need to be doing at this moment.

2. Let go of illusions.

In order to be paid, I need to be honest with myself, work hard, and use my abilities and knowledge to my advantage.

No. They’re not going to. That’s a fantasy, in other words.

They will become distrustful of you and your offer if you don’t provide clear clarity about what you’re going to provide, when, and at what cost.

The worth and cost of your labor must be defined to the tiniest detail, even if you work in an area that is as difficult to define as a jungle full of wild animals. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to keep an eye on your progress and make sure it’s accurate.

Keep your team informed when the scope of the project changes, which is a given in any large-scale endeavor.

Don’t try to be someone you’re not.

Herein lies the stumbling block for the majority of sole proprietors. The Peter Principle is to blame. It isn’t necessary to be an expert in your field to be a master of administrative tasks and meticulous in your attention to detail. If you’re a creative person, the odds are that you’ll be terrible at the latter.

To find one’s yin Find a business partner that enjoys what you don’t and work together to make money. Alternatively, you may put them to use. If you can’t accomplish anything, don’t waste your time attempting to improve.

There’s no guarantee that the customer will be happy with your work, no matter how good it is. They’ll remember the error, the frills, or even the fact that you didn’t respond the same day you received the message. It’s pointless to complain. It just is. Please don’t!

Don’t be afraid to say no.

Your eyes turn to the back of your neck with “I KNOW,” “I goddam KNOW,” and “I KNOW” till it’s all you can think about.

It’s CERTAINLY true that I’ll have to reject your request.

A customer does really appear, though. My product is not a good match for them; they don’t have the funds for it. This is a gut feeling that tells me something is amiss. Because you have expenses to pay, retirement plans to create, and a life to enjoy, the drive to generate money runs in parallel.

What happens when you don’t say no? Every time, they’re correct. If you don’t listen to your instincts and say no when they tell you to, you’ll waste money and, worse, your life’s purpose. And the rudeness will leave a mark on your character.

Your time on this earth is really valuable. It’s a waste of time and money to buy it. The scars won’t be worth it. You’re wasting your time and effort.

5. Don’t supply your partner.

You do not qualify as a provider in this case. You’re not in the business of providing any kind of service. You’re a team player who works with others to help them reach their goals. Real couples aren’t snobbish. They treat others with respect and care.

Is there a limit to how many customers you need in order to make the money you need to live comfortably?

So, your first order of business should be to track out these individuals.

Next, come up with an ingenious solution to the issues you’ve identified so that you may gain their confidence and earn their business.

Create a profile for yourself.

If you know why you’re doing what you’re doing, you should also know how you’re going to accomplish it and what your main messages are going to be.

Your message and your reputation as a leader in your industry will grow if you continue to disseminate these messages on a regular basis.

You can’t simply blog, create a book, or speak about yourself on social networking sites and expect others to care about what you have to say. In order to create a platform from which your main ideas may be disseminated consciously and with an intended consequence, you need clarity.

What I can do to assist

These six phases will be supported by three offers.

One of the things I can do for you is help you clarify your purpose, your best business model, and how to support it on the Internet.

A 20-minute conversation on how we can work together is scheduled.

I’d love to chat to you about anything.

2. Take the course “Is there a Ted talk in you?” to find out. Nothing like the pressure of having to communicate your greatest idea in front of an audience to sharpen your focus and get respect.

A Key Person of Influence Brand Accelerator day is an option for you as well. A Key Person of Influence (KPI) is a someone who has the ability to influence others via his or her knowledge of the five Ps (Pitch, Publish, Product, Profile, and Partner).