I know people in the ranks who dream about advancing in the corporate world. There is only one thing holding them back -- themselves. These people are all around us. Their number one problem is they can't stop yammering. They don't even have a clue what yammering means. They need to learn the definition: to complain peevishly or whimperingly; wine. If you know any of these people, please send them to today's blog and I will share some ideas about living in the "No Yammering Zone." Here's a checklist:
- Stop blaming others for your current situation. Once you stop believing the world owes you, your complaining will end and you will be on your way to a better life.
- Leaders know how to motivate others. They give praise lavishly while managing others in the "NYZ -- No Yammering Zone." If you want your voice to be heard, only communicate while you are in the NYZ.
- Spend the next 24 hours observing the people around you. Identify the complainers and those who live in the NYZ. Which group attracts others and which group repulses? If the complainers are hanging out at the water cooler, make sure you stay away.
- Tell your family you are going to put one dollar in the cookie jar every time they catch you outside the NYZ. Treat them to something special when the jar is full.
- Ask someone close to you to become your NYZ accountability partner. Support one another in your efforts to live a life free of complaining. If you would like a little extra support, please join this blog and I will do my best to share positive stories to encourage you. The "join this site" button is located on the right margin.