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Endorsing What Is Happening | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

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I share a story of my own life as a gateway to talking about something that may be happening to you.


Many years ago, I work for an employment agency in New York. The owner was obnoxious. Rude. Mean. Successful. Intolerant. Abusive and a whole bunch of other negative adjectives.

I put up with it for a number of years because I believed the economy was good and I didn't want to rock the boat. I wound up leaving when the economy turns sour and I could go to another place, would have the financial wherewithal to write it down , but I didn't want to rock my numbers nor disturbed my circumstances where I was making a lot of money at that time.

I tell the story because many of you are putting up with things unconsciously. I didn't consciously. I talked about it with a number of people and discuss of my choices were in evaluating situations. But many of you are at the point where you are being worn down by organizations and growing to tolerate bad circumstances. They may not be as abusive as the ones I was in, but bad circumstances nonetheless.

The funny thing is, when you start to tolerate them as I've grown to learn over the course of time, what you're doing is endorsing the behavior. You are basically saying, "It is okay to treat you in this manner. .

I'm not suggesting that you go off the handle and yell and scream or throw a tantrum. There are ways to cope with a manager or an owner, a person who is just abusive.

For you as a professional, I don't see a reason (and this is true myself, as well) to put up with abusive treatment. There is no reason to give them tacit endorsement for their behavior. Someone else will treat you well AND you will be able to make more money.

I want to be clear that I'm not telling you to move instantaneously but to wake up to the poor treatment that you are receiving and take action in your own time and in your own way. Waking up is the 1st step.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for and

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