One Bad Apple

Donny Osmond knew it!

Everyone has a purpose in your life. 

Some people’s purpose in your life is not necessarily in your best interest.  They are dead weight, providing no value.  Eliminate them.  Harsh?  Perhaps.  But that’s the thing about the truth.  Sometimes harsh, always fair.  Eliminating the toxic people (I call them “blessing blockers”) will open up room for free flowing favor!

Emotionally toxic people can ravage us from the inside out. Yet, what exactly defines a toxic person depends on who you talk to. In my life, I’ve found toxic people are those who:

  • take and never give in return
  • constantly complain
  • gossip
  • put others down to make themselves feel better
  • make others feel guilty
  • can only criticize
  • have no joy or laughter

What all toxic people have in common is that they always leave us powerless, vulnerable, and depleted. Feeling this way for long periods of time is devastating to our physical and emotional health. Toxic people don’t help us, they harm us.  So how do you clean up the poison?  Simple.

If You Allow Unhealthy Relationships To Stay in Your Life, You are a Volunteer, NOT a Victim.

STOP THE INSANITY!  (Where is Susan Powter when you need her?) And guess what, only you can CHOOSE to stop it.  On your time, on your terms!  And when you are READY, it won’t be hard.  The quickest way out of victim mode?  RESPONSIBILITY! Accept that you are allowing what you’re allowing.  You’re not forced to have this person/situation in your life.  And until you GET that, you will continue to go on volunteering for the drama, unhealth and misery.

One final thought?  Are you the person some one else needs to remove from their life? Just a little food for thought .  But hopefully of not the bad apple type.



About amidean

An entrepreneur with 20 years experience, Ami most recently started the newest addition to her business family, The Rally Point. As the CEO & Mailroom Clerk at The Rally Point, Ami oversees Operations, Sales, Marketing and well, um, the mailroom. After starting WithIn, Inc. (an employee training and development firm) in 2005, she found herself repeatedly asked by her clients to find them a venue with a more inspiring and creativity provoking environment than the saltine cracker hotel room or in-house training room. Frustrated that she couldn't fill her clients requests (simply because it didn't exist in the market) she, being the customer service fanatic she is, created it for them. Ami holds her MBA but she truly feels her greatest accomplishment is being a living example of work/life harmony and to make that work - "You've gotta get creative!' she says. Ami has always felt that if fun couldn't be part of her job responsibilities, she just wouldn't fit the culture. "Now, I laugh, play and am truly able to create the perfect environment for those teams, businesses and organizations that need to incorporate fun into their meetings to boost creativity, production, morale and inspiration. My job rocks and so does The Rally Point, I mean, have you seen this place?" Fiercely passionate about her faith, her three daughters, and the MiAMI Dolphins, Ami still finds time to enjoy sitting on the Boards of Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau Counties and Women in Leadership of Central Illinois, shopping, interior design and traveling.
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