How Did Delta 5’s ‘mind Your Own Business’ End Up In An Apple Ad?
The solutions is to be a leader through your actions and behavior, not through lecturing or being dogmatic. If you find yourself making or about to make a gossipy remark, gently stop yourself. If you slip up in a conversation, acknowledge that your remarks were inappropriate, and change the subject. For instance, if your brother is getting a divorce, it’s not wise to try and play marriage counselor. However, offering him your comfort and company or taking care of his kids from time to time will help him out without contributing to the stress or drama of the situation. If there’s a conversation, meeting, or exclusive event to which you have not been invited, it’s best not to interrupt or intervene.
Of course, if their plan involves hurting themselves or someone else or otherwise committing a crime, you should inform the authorities. If you’re having trouble staying away from gossip, start small. Challenge yourself to not participate for a full day. If you succeed, extend the length of your next challenge until it becomes a habit rather than a challenge. For instance, if someone is spreading rumors about the sex life of your co-worker Anthony, refocus the conversation on his recent standout report or volunteer work at the local food bank.
Stay away or walk away.While being excluded can feel hurtful, it’s important to recognize that there may be good reasons why something is not your business. Another important element of respecting boundaries is accepting other people’s right to their own values, beliefs, and opinions. While you may disagree with them, it’s often best to mind your business rather than trying to interfere with others’ belief systems. I have noticed that minding one’s own business can be particularly challenging for people. I have been so guilty of not minding my own business. My and I stress MY LIFE is going to be everything I make it in a positive manner.
For example, if you’re thinking about a friend’s breakup, the couple would go in the center. Their family would come next, and friends like you would come third. Seeing this visually can help you recognize that, though you’re affected, it’s still not your drama to sort out.
Lynda Jean is an Image Consultant and the Owner of Lynda Jean Image Consulting. With over 15 years of experience, Lynda specializes in color and body/style analysis, wardrobe audits, personal shopping, social and professional etiquette, and personal and business branding. She works with clients to enhance their image, self-esteem, behavior, and communication to facilitate their social and career goals. Lynda holds Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Social Work, a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, and a Certified Image Consultant certification. She studied Image Consulting at the International Image Institute and the International Academy of Fashion and Technology in Toronto, Canada.