by Sunil Bali, 20-07-14

Relationships are like seat belts. If they don’t click they won’t help.

However, when it comes to our own mastery we need constructive feedback that shapes us forward.

The problem is that we sometimes give the wrong people permission to criticize us. Permission, which they haven’t earned. This unwarranted verbal friction causes us to lose momentum.

In my experience of coaching business leaders, successful entrepreneurs tend to be independent of public opinion. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." So get rid of the psychic vampires, dream stealers and any toxic relationships that drain you of the vital energy you need to succeed.

Refuse to drink haterade.

Refuse to breathe in the noxious thoughts of those who belittle you.

Refuse to entertain those who have nothing good to say about you or where you’re heading.

Accept the fact that for some to love you, some must loathe you.

Remember that when it comes to relationships, it pays to be brave and put your mouth where your heart is.

As John Lennon said, "Telling the truth may not get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right friends."



Peter Sellers at his brilliant best in The Pink Panther Strikes Again

  1. My mother-in-law has just finished a 12 hour shift. I knew she would find first gear eventually.
  2. My computer crashed and now my wife’s computer has slowed down to see what’s happening.
  3. She drove her car into a river. One minute Kia. Next minute Nokia.
  4. Aircraft designers have constructed a plane made entirely of rubber, so that if it crashes, it bounces.It’s called a Boing 747.
  5. Two cows in a field. One says, "You must be worried about Mad Cow Disease." The other replies, "No. I’m a helicopter."


I’m taking a break, so my next missive will be in two weeks time.

Until then ….. have fun.