On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Dr. Paul White, psychologist and business coach, discusses the practical ways to avoid negativity at your job.
Secondly, and probably, more importantly, is try to turn the focus to something positive. It doesn’t have to be about the topic that those people are talking about. It doesn’t have to be about somebody, it could be as simple as, “Hey man, what a nice day,” or, “Didn’t the Braves do well this weekend?” Or, “Man, I’m thankful I work inside in air conditioning.” Any kind of positive comment can really sort of put a damper on negativity and sort of those flames and smoke that grows.
So remember, don’t add to the negativity. And try to turn the focus to something positive, and you’ll start to see that negativity slowly dissipate and go away.
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