Avoid Toxic People When Starting A Business

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Starting a business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won’t understand why you’re working so hard, especially when you’re not making much money to start.

They also won’t understand why you’re spending so much time away from them.?

Some of these people may even resent you for starting a business. They’ll try to drag you down emotionally, tell you your business idea is silly and impossible or even try to sabotage your efforts. You may think that explaining yourself to these people will make things better. But in most cases, explanations won’t help.?

The best strategy for dealing with negative people you come up against when starting a business is to avoid them completely.?

Research supports this view: A study in the Journal Of Social & Personal Relationships found that ignoring negative people increased the ignorer?s intelligence and productivity. The researchers examined 120 participants who had been asked to either talk with or ignore people who, in turn, had been instructed to either be friendly or offensive to the participants.?

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