This topic is a little touchy, but super important.

Have you been in a relationship, or are you in one now (personally + professionally) — and you don’t like how you’re being treated?

Are there people you walk away from, or hang up the phone with, or get an email/text message from that steal your joy?

I come along side women entrepreneurs and business owners every day helping them navigate through a variety of things — and one of those “things” is relationships.

Relationships with clients, peers, spouses, children, vendors, moms and more!

I find myself consistently reminding them of this TRUTH…

…WE TEACH OTHERS HOW TO TREAT US.

The only person you can control is YOU!

When we unpack any relationship or interaction we have with others that leaves us feeling frustrated, upset, sad, not good enough, or defeated — we must turn the mirror around and look at ourselves.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you’re responsible for another person’s behavior, this is not about blame.

What I am saying is, you have power over your reactions. If there is a person in your life who isn’t treating you with the respect and consideration you deserve, you have a couple of decisions to make:

  1. Are you willing to accept accountability?
  2. Do you really want to make a change?

If the answer is yes, then I have great news for you! YOU have the opportunity to do something different to get a different result. WHOOT! It doesn’t have to be that way!

The question you MUST ask yourself and know the answer to is: “What am I doing to draw out this person’s behavior or allow it to continue?” «« keep in mind, your inaction speaks for you.

Something has to change for there to be a change.

The change starts with you!

Use your voice. Set boundaries. Strengthen your yes + no muscles. Establish a plan to respond differently or maybe, just maybe — walk away from what’s not serving you well creating a healthy distance between you and the other person.

The ball is in your court! What a gift!

This is not another persons problem or responsibility, it’s yours «« that’s the biggest blessing + great news, because your tomorrow’s can look different than your todays.

PS. If you are a women business owner, entrepreneur, or sales professional that needs help navigating through this type of “stuff” — we are here to help! Click this link to learn about the Refine Community and join us! When you do, you’ll get a link to my calendar to set up a 1:1 coaching call — we can work through this together! xoxo Teri