Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Plan for Conflict

If there is anything in life that is inevitable, besides taxes and death, it is conflict. Regardless of how nice you are, it's impossible to avoid conflicts, disagreements and disputes. Why? Because we can only understand life through our own experiences. As hard as you try, it always seems that there is that one person who always brings out the "less-than-best" in you. Having been a behavioral psychologist almost 30 years, I have learned that there is a way to minimize the damage inflicted by someone else. If you know the questions you need to answer, before you find yourself in crisis, you will be fully equipped to manage yourself and perform successful damage control. If you ignore my advice, you will be like the majority of people who end up entangled in a judicial process robbing you of thousands of dollars and years of your life. I am not talking about medical malpractice or blatant negligence. I am talking about the day-to-day events that are physically, emotionally or financially disruptive and make you feel horrible inside. Do you want to know more?