How to Leverage Difficult Behaviors by Friends, Colleagues and Loved Ones…as told by, “Sam” The Old Dog of Wisdom…

“Sam” The Old Dog of Wisdom…

Most of us have had to deal with people who have more then some difficulty interacting with others. I know I have. So much so that my level of awareness is now firmly connected to my soul…

I know well, all too well, all 10 types of assholes who are mostly narcissistic, less than empathetic, non team players and awful leaders… Most of them never change either. Being an asshole seems to agree with their angry souls…

The good thing about difficult people is, if you know and understand them, you can actually help them. If you can’t help ’em fire them from your life and that of others in your charge. Leave them alone to heal their angry souls…

But difficult people sometimes don’t know they are difficult, mostly. Maybe sometimes if we’re lucky and patient.

Let’s see, the “tank” sort of jerks are the the worst of the lot. These difficult people are aggressive and never nice and kind sorts…

The “sniper” is a sneaky basturd. These types of folks can’t be trusted. You can count on them to plot stealthy frontal attacks when we aren’t looking… Keep your eye on these self serving fools…

The “know it all expert” really doesn’t know anything. These SOB’s pretend and lie about what they know nothing about. You can catch and release them when they finally tire of talking out of their noses…and other orfices of choice…

And, the “think they know it all expert” is even more obvious to you. These idiots don’t even plot or think. They just spew BS and stupid proclamations and machinations nonstop to keep you distracted.

The “grenade” mofo is the one who comes into the room hell bent on disrupting all things constructive and productive. Just throw these terrible assholes in the dumpster without hesitation…

Ohhh! I can’t stand the “yes” person. You know them well… Don’t you?

Worse yet, the “maybe” dude or dudette is the most frustrating to me. Nothing ever happens with these noncommittal incompetent idiots. Dispense with them on the spot…

Worse yet is the “nothing” fool. This is the shithead who just stands there unwilling to show life as most of us know it. Don’t even let them come back to the party…

My God! It gets even worse with the “no person” person. But Don’t even invite them to the Friday night dance with the gang…

Finally! The very worst of all the difficult people on the planet are the “whiners” complainers and blame gamers.

Take them by the ears and throw ’em to the curb without hesitation. These deplorables in your life will ruin your day, everyday of your life…

So, there you have it! Take heed, learn the traits, symptoms and behaviors of all these useless difficult people. Get them out of your life permanently. Get them out of your work place, especially…

Enough! I’m so tired of people who love to be difficult in my life. Aren’t you too?

“Sam”

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate,.. and aspiring artisan…
Valentines Day with my bride…

Mr. Wood’s Love and Wisdom…

“Mr. Woods” is one of my subconscious angels. He represents my very first experience as a young man learning to navigate my life and career.

As humans, we overcome great challenges in life. We seek guidance and wisdom from trusted mentors and leaders.

Mr. Woods saw enthusiasm and a smile in me. He knew I was a learner. He had confidence in me.

Mr. Woods inspired me with his enthusiasm for life. He gave me hope for a better future.

Mr. Woods showed me how to feel good about myself. He lifted me up while teaching me skills and behaviors that made me a better person and professional.

Mr. Woods helped me realize the importance of empathy for others, especially customers and team members. He was a great manager who cared about me and all of us.

Mr. Woods showed me how to collaborate with others. He taught me the value of teamwork.

Mr. Woods showed how to be supportive while being firm and forceful too. He expected results in our work.

Mr. Woods showed me leadership while succeeding as a team. “Manage up,” he would say often.

Mr. Woods was a great coach! He gave his team credit for our success. He also pulled me and others up when we were down.

Mr. Woods loved all of us, not just some of us…

I will share quotes of wisdom going forward. I picked Mr. Woods to help me with his wisdom.

Mr. Woods provides my soul with wisdom for everyday life. I count on him to help me select the best quotes of the day to help us with encouragement and inspiration.

Look for Mr. Woods on my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

In memory of Mr. Woods…

Re-elect Lincoln County Oregon Commissioner Claire Hall! Experience, passion, commitment…

Lincoln County Oregon Commissioner Claire Hall

https://www.voteclairehall.com/p/donate-to-claires-relection-campaign.html?m=1

I can say with a high level of confidence from my own professional experience working with Commissioner Hall for many years in our County and region that she works harder than anyone I’ve ever known. She knows how to make things happen and empowers others, like me, to execute.

We desperately need her wisdom, compassion, executive leadership and full time commitment, especially now during the COVID19 pandemic.

We wouldn’t be where we are in Lincoln County if Commissioner Hall had not pulled out all the stops during her tenure to bring community partners and stakeholders together in strengthening community based organizations to serve the most vulnerable population.

As a result of Commissioner Hall’s steadfast leadership, we are much better prepared to lead as a County. We increased capacity in recent years to provide community based mental health and peer support services to the most vulnerable citizens. In this way we are able to provide a comprehensive continuum of care to the most vulnerable population, the highest users health care services.

We accomplished this in partnership with Samaritan Health Services, Lincoln County Health and Human Services, Sheriff Curtis Landers, Community Justice, Courts and other critical community partners.

Most importantly and critically, we need to be mindful as citizens of the value of experience during a time of national public health and economic crises. From my own direct experience, Commissioner Hall knows how to navigate the complex landscape of County and State government, and execute effectively. We need Claire at the helm!

Re-elect Commissioner Claire Elizabeth Hall! Experience, passion and commitment!

Steve Sparks
Sparks Associates

Steve Sparks, Community Building/Business Transformation….”Bulding Healthy Communities w/Love”