10 habits of strong professionals who aren’t concerned with what other people think

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One of my coaching clients recently decided to give up his high paying corporate job so he could live in an RV and start a blog.

While his new lifestyle might not sound too outrageous to many modern-day entrepreneurs, his colleagues and loved ones were shocked by his radical lifestyle shift. Their criticism caught him off guard, and caused him to second guess his decision.

He reached out to me, a mental strength coach, because he was concerned they might be right — was he experiencing some sort of life crisis?

Fortunately, he wasn’t having a midlife crisis. He was redesigning his life to be more in line with his values. And if he was comfortable with his choices, it was OK if his friends and family disapproved.

Our sessions involved helping him see that he could be a kind and caring person without being a people-pleaser. He could choose his career and live life on his own terms without caring if everyone approved — and that made him mentally strong, not unkind.

Here are 10 habits of mentally strong professionals who aren’t concerned with what other people think:

1. They let go of people who aren’t interested in them

Whether they were ghosted after a third date or their old roommate stops returning their calls, you won’t catch a mentally strong person begging anyone to stay in their lives. They don’t compromise their values in an attempt to be liked nor do they wish anyone harm if they choose to leave.

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2. They express their emotions in healthy ways

Mentally strong people are willing to say things that might not sound cool, like, “I’m nervous about this,” or “I’m sad that this is ending.” Even when their feelings aren’t shared by those around them, they’re willing to express their emotions in a healthy way.

3. They respectfully share their opinions

They don’t agree with others just to keep the peace. Instead, mentally strong people are willing to share their opinions, but they do so in a respectful way. They’re open-minded enough to respect people who don’t share their opinions and bold enough to speak their truth.

4. They use empowering language


You won’t hear a mentally strong person apologize for taking up space or beg for a chance to speak. But you will hear them use empowering language that exudes confidence in themselves. So rather than say, “I’m so sorry I won’t be able to make it,” they’re more likely …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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