Stop pushing my buttons!

Do people sometimes get up your nose? Do your clients, partners, friends or staff know just what to say to get under your skin?

Of course they do. We all have people in our lives who seem to know just what to say to frustrate and annoy us. Someone's it even feels like they do it on purpose (and maybe they do!).

So what do you do about it? How do you get people to stop pushing your buttons? The answer is simple, but not necessarily easy - stop holding up the button for them to push. Yes you read that right.

People can only get under our skin if we let them. They can only make us mad if we allow them to. No one can create any reaction in you unless you let them. This can be tough to swallow and it can feel untrue. Sometimes we are so used to responding in a certain way that it really feels like 'they are pushing the buttons' when in fact the truth is that no one can push a button that you are not holding out to them.

So drop the button and choose a different response. You'll be glad you did.

If you need help throwing out your old buttons call Anneli for a coaching program today.