From me to you (and to me, too): Don’t scream at the kids

It’s easy to give advice. I think I find it easy to take advice too.

But for me to heed the words that I say to others? Not so easy.

So this one is for both of us.

Don’t scream at the kids.

I was getting my car worked on over the weekend and the kid lost the keys.

And then went home.

The other kids tracked that first kid down and an hour later, I had my keys and a handful of “please forgive us” coupons.

I knew that the outcome would be that I got my keys back. I couldn’t be sure when, but I knew I’d get them back.

And the kids could only do so much. My shouting or threatening would not have done much good.

I did what I could. Stayed calm. Followed people around… assertively, not aggressively. Kept my BP from skyrocketing.

It wasn’t easy and not really fun but here we are, a couple days later, I have my car, some coupons, and no burnt bridges or hurt feelings.

Keep that in mind.

You can do it. You’ll be glad you did.

(And so will I!)

See you tomorrow!

(ALSO! My friend Rob and I just published the latest issue of our podcast for you to enjoy. Find “Marketing vs Sales” on your favorite podcast platform. Pull up a seat and join us, and let us know what you think!)