When things get out of hand and you're feeling kind of mad, don't cut off your nose to spite your face. In a situation like this, things will get blurry because your brain is out of focus. The problem is still there, it may be staring at you right in the face, but whatever you do, don't cut off your nose to spite your face. According to Wikipedia, simply put, "don't engage in acts of anger or revenge that will hurt you more than it hurts anyone else; it's an expression used to describe a needlessly self-destructive over-reactive to a problem."
Successful business owners persistently focus on what is important to their business, company or organization. To the self-employed, it's a challenge to separate business from personal; however, one must always drive for successful results and stay focused and committed to results without anger.
Use good common horse sense and use it to strengthen your sense of purpose: 1) Determine what results do you hope to achieve and what values do you believe in? 2) Is it really that important and what's the worst that can happen? 3) What's the best way to invest your time and energy and is this problem worth it? 4) Focus on results and not the problem. 5) Keep others informed and document everything. 6) An open mouth or bold written emails to the other party will get you into more trouble than its worth. 7) Check to see if your concerns about other people are accurate and keep your Broker (if you have one) informed. 8) Persistent use of horse sense to resolve differences and solve problems results in highly effective people who runs a great business ethically and professionally.
Finally, don't let those little hairs get your nose out of joint or allow those little imperfections about other people drive you crazy. Nobody is perfect; neither are you. Furthermore, nobody wants to do business with a nag, so don't cut your nose to spite your face or allow yourself to be pulled down by nagging issues. Put on a top performance, know your priorities and focus on results, persist in the face of difficulties, document, don't even try to prove somebody else is wrong while you're working on getting results. Always do the right thing and focus on professionalism. Be in top shape to perform your best. The competition is fierce. BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE AND KEEP YOUR NOSE CLEAN.
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