People are each other’s greatest asset. One person sews. One cooks really well. Another talented person bakes. People produce amazing websites. One person is a doctor, another stays home to take care of kids. One person writes and another trains dogs. One is a fitness instructor and another is a model. One is a great graphic designer and another an editor and the list goes on and on. When you discover the world of people and all they have to offer without being scared, jealous, negative or comparing, but rather supportive, positive and promoting, your whole world can change. One person can’t do it all. If I came over to train your dog, most surely you would giggle. It takes all kinds to make the world go round and round. My message is short and simple - Appreciate each other! Discover the people around you. Learn from one another and explore and meet new people. We all seem to struggle with most of the same issues in one form or another. Women in particular, can be each other’s own worst enemies. I’d like to think the shenanigans end is high school, but I’ve always struggled with why it even occurs at all. I don’t have that answer, but I do know that some women never leave their high school behavior behind. Jealous, comparing, back-stabbing, rude, gossiping, snooty behavior is something I still witness and even from people in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond. I’ll never understand it and can’t control others, but I will say that the only thing you can do is change your reaction and response to people like this, or ignore it, take the high road and stay consistent in your own positive, supportive behavior. You may also evaluate the situation and decide to purge and protect. Purge the relationship or people from your life and rid yourself of the drama and negativity and they way they weigh you down! Don’t keep up with the Jones Family either. Scratch below their surface too and there are just as many issues, if not far more. You’ll also sometimes see outside great and horrific insides. Try to just keep up with yourself and be the best asset to yourself and those around you. Looks fade, $200 pairs of jeans wear out, shoes wear out, expensive purses get worn, furniture wears, houses age, cars break and in all that is YOU. Your personality and how you treated yourself and those around you to the best of your abilities. Be the asset. Be in a good mood. Be positive. Be appreciative. My Best, Elizabeth About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Elizabeth is the Founder and CEO of The Best Ever You Network and author of Percolate. She also bakes a lot of chocolate chip cookies.