Are you keeping drama free as one tool for business success? I think the most bottom line critical skill for us as business owners is keeping your ground no matter what is going on around us or within us. So many times I see clients get completely knocked off their perch by some piece of drama that touches them. It could be a hateful client or a sick kid at home or a team member who acts up. Here’s the deal – there will ALWAYS be something.
The truth is that we will always have some type of drama or upsetting situation touching our business or our personal lives. It is not the situation, it is how we react to the situation that frames how one’s life and business will go. Keeping drama free and keeping your ground means the difference between taking drama in stride or using it as a big excuse to become stuck.
This week in my gated neighborhood in Nashville we have had a few houses over by the end of the development end up with bullet holes in them. The houses adjoin open fields where people have hunted and shot at targets for probably 200+ years. Someone has been out there aiming recklessly and their bullets have strayed over their fence line and into a busy neighborhood where people are outdoors on their patios and screened porches, vulnerable to stray bullets.
It’s a serious situation and the local law enforcement folks are going door to door to the adjoining properties trying to find the careless target practicers. While I’m concerned, it doesn’t serve me or my neighbors for me to spend my time walking up and down the street gossiping with neighbors and creating more drama. It serves to keep drama free. I don’t need to be one of the neighbors who spends their time saying over and over again how awful this is and how dangerous this is and how it must be gypsies or gangs or bad teenagers or we should move or nowhere is safe or I’m afraid to go outside….all that just stirs the pot of fear and drama. These neighbors are not keeping their ground – and in fact probably don’t have a solid ground from which to live. I’ve even heard a few neighbors say that they will sell their home and move away – as if any neighborhood exists that is 100% safe.
Adding to drama keeps one focused on the hell energies of life. It is not keeping your ground. My belief is that we strive, if we are conscious, to live a life based in freedom, love, and compassion. For those neighbors who are are religious that is what, in fact, we are called to do. Watching that our actions add to peace and don’t add to drama is one of our biggest responsibilities.
How does keeping drama free help when you have a pain-in-the-butt client? It helps by reminding you that your work is to deal with the situation quickly, without getting stuck, keeping your ground, and moving on. Don’t waste your energy and time on reaction. Spend it on pro-action. That is what gains you success in both your business and your personal life.
If you’d had an occasion when you moved through drama smoothly and without getting stuck, my hat is off to you. If you’d like more help with keeping your ground you can check out how to work with me by clicking here and looking under “Work with Sue.” The big lesson is staying out of drama and into action. Keeping drama free means you have solid ground. It leads toward success.