Quick Q: Does any one annoy you the most? A former classmate. Tele callers? An irritating colleague. Brokers? Your ex-wife. Filthy scolding boss. A lousy neighbor. Or all those pesky haters. Every entrepreneur is bound to meet people that they don’t like in their day to day running of their business. At times these people that the entrepreneur doesn’t like are people that the business will do well to associate with. When it comes to that the business owner will have to find a common ground of tolerating the person that they original don’t like. The person can be tolerated because in some instances, it is only the difference in opinion that brings about the dislike between the two parties. But in some cases the entrepreneur just finds someone that they can’t stand at all. So how can a person deal with the people that they don’t like in the business world?
Accept that they will not like everyone
The first thing that everyone venturing into the business world should accept is that they aren’t going to like everyone they meet. By accepting and in some cases expecting not to like someone can make it really easy for the person to prepare themselves when dealing with particular person who is difficult to like. Also, the entrepreneur should know that by not getting along with some people it doesn’t particularly mean that they are a bad business person.
Choose tact over temper
Dealing with some people can really be a task as they person will easily anger the entrepreneur from the moment they meet. The entrepreneur needs to know how to pull off that diplomatic face in the heat of the bad blood that the other person may be brewing. The entrepreneur needs to know how to maneuver the person without necessarily liking the person and in the process maintaining a strong consistent level of professionalism with the other party.
Don’t Take It Personally
The first mistake that any person in the business world can make is taking everything they are experiencing with other people personally. One thing that the entrepreneur must also learn to accept is that people do what they do because of who they are and not because of the people that they are dealing with. The person may be reacting to a certain situation in their life before taking up the meeting with other people.
Expression Of Feeling To Be Done Calmly
Often, it’s the way that people express their feelings is what leads to bigger problems in any situation. In the business world, it is not different; at times how someone puts across a message can be the making or the breaking of the business relationship. If an entrepreneur doesn’t like how the person they are dealing with is acting and speaking, then it is time for them to express their feelings to the other party. However, the feelings must be expressed calmly as to avoid antagonizing the other person in the process.
You Are The Master Of Your Own Happiness
Every person in the world should accept that they are the master of their own happiness and as such they should let other people who are toxic to limit the joy they have. In entrepreneurship, there isn’t much of a difference in the same reference. The entrepreneur should first and foremost be happy within themselves so as to not let other people who are toxic in nature interfere much with how they conduct their business.
... In the business world one is bound to meet with a few people that they don’t get along with. The difference between a succefull entrepreneur and one that is not successful is how they manage to deal with such people that they do not like. The best of the best have discovered that true happiness comes from within them and therefore they try as much as they can to spread the good in everyone they meet and if they can’t they settle for putting up diplomatic faces and maintaining a high level of professionalism between them and everyone they meet.