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Does Being Rude Get You Further in Life?

A couple of weeks ago, we had a patient that really got under my skin. At first I racked my brain to try and understand how I must have failed her. In the end, I know that my staff and I did the absolute best that we could, but this patient still went on the war path. I didn’t realize what her motivation might have been at the time, but it really started my thought process toward wondering if rude people get more breaks. Does being mean and nasty get you further in life?

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Improve Your Attitude: Turn Negatives Into Positives

Have you ever known people who go through life in a bad mood? At my house, we sometimes call them Eeyores after the eternally pessimistic character in the Winnie the Pooh series. The funny thing about people who have a continuously negative attitude is that bad things seem to happen to them. They are the ones  that have their restaurant orders mixed up or lost. They seem to miss out on all the good deals by a day or always have their bills overcharged. They are continuously on the phone to fix an oversight. There is always a story about someone doing them wrong,  a never ending stream of things to complain about. Is their situation really that bad or is that all they are able to see? While there are truly awful things that can happen, if you can find a way to make something positive out of a bad situation, it makes a big difference in your quality of life. How can you turn negatives into positives? It’s easier than you think. Look at the Worst Case Scenario This might seem counterintuitive, but I’ve found that when you are staring at something that seems insurmountable, look at all ...

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