“Interrupt them with happiness!”
I certainly didn’t expect to hear that on a finance podcast.
But that’s what he said:
Interrupt them with happiness!
Rob Moore (otherwise known as The Disruptive Entrepreneur) was talking about surprising ways to deal with negative friends and family.
So what did he say, David?
And what’s this “interrupting with happiness” about?
Dealing With Negative Feedback
Often, we’re told to get rid of negative people from our lives.
Some negative feedback can:
- help us
- prevent us from making mistakes
- make us stronger.
So we need to pick the feedback that will help us – and learn from it.
And reject the rest.
But what about negative family members?
Negative Talk From Family Members
We’ve all come across those people who are continually negative, and drain us dry.
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After all, as the saying goes:
You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family.
Here’s what Rob does when family conversation goes negative:
- Interrupt them with positivity.
- Kill them with kindness.
- Keep changing the subject of the conversation back into an empowering way.
And he calls this “Interrupting With Happiness”.
It’s About Them
Rob reminded me never to take criticism personally.
If someone is
- always negative
- has lots of hang-ups
- sees everything as bleak…
It’s because that’s how they are. Not you.
So don’t take their criticism personally.
Just thank them for the feedback, and continue to…
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Who are you going to interrupt with happiness this week?
I just want to give a shout out to Rob Moore who came up with that phrase: “interrupt them with happiness”.
If I hadn’t heard it on his podcast, I wouldn’t be sharing it with you now.
Here’s a great book from Rob Moore.
I’ve read it and thoroughly recommend it.
It’s on Amazon – check it out.
What have you found works well for you when dealing with negative people?
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