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Toxic People – How Successful People Deal

How Successful People Handle Difficult People

What magic do certain people possess that lets them flow with even the most toxic and difficult of people?

Do you want to learn how to handle toxic people the way thriving people do every day?

Start the Day Fortified

Successful people are so capable at handling difficult people they encounter because they star the day fortified with inner balance, calm, and energy. They get 7-8 hours of sleep, or the correct amount the need to awake feeling rested.

Research any hugely successful person you can think of, and they have a morning routine, no matter whether its two hours or a few minutes, to center and energize.

Generally, the routine upon waking includes exercise, as well as some space for solitude and reflection, meditation, prayer, journaling, or writing. A few minutes of reading and a healthy breakfast round out the time spent before work.

Starting the day with exercise, quiet time alone to establish inner balance, and a healthy breakfast means successful people start the day feeling relaxed and well.

An investment in their own well-being first thing means they arrive into every situation from a place of balance and focus.

They then take 2-5 minute breaks regularly throughout the day to get up, move, stretch, breathe, walk outside, and refresh themselves and turn the stress button off and the calm back on full force.

When a problematic person arrives on the scene, successful people are not in a state of stress. If you are already in a state of tension, then an interaction with a challenging personality can be the last nudge to push you over the cliff.

In a state of calm, a taxing interface with someone toxic doesn’t pull you out of your inner balance.

Flourishing people understand that those few minutes or hour in the morning of investing in their health and well-being pay dividends all day.

Acting from a place of calm center enables them to work proactively instead of reactively.

Imagine a customer starts yelling, the person in a negotiation on the other side of the table turns into a shark, or a child falls to the floor in a screaming tantrum.

Fortified from their morning routine with well-being, energy, and serenity, the successful person doesn’t react. They pause.


It’s that split second between impulse and response that is critical.

They take a minute to pause, turn inward, and reflect. Perhaps they bring their attention to their breath, and consciously fill their lungs and then slowly exhale.

Successful people look past the words, actions, and personality of the person in front of them and see the humanity of the person in front of them.