We all get stuck sometimes.
Every skill was developed over time and with practice. We went to school, read books, watched videos, and made our share of mistakes before things we do well today occurred naturally.
It’s normal to be awkward when doing something new. Especially when the risk of losing our jobs or getting sued is high.
Stop avoiding conversations with people you manage, fearing you will say the wrong thing. You have to talk to people to manage them.
Maybe it’s time to practice connecting with them and develop some new skills.
Work with a lawyer who knows court sucks.
I’ve been there as attorney, mediator, plaintiff, and witness. It’s rarely a good experience. The judges, court personnel, and lawyers have more cases on their calendars than they can give the attention and compassion they would like. The parties feel violated, invaded, and fearful. Everyone is projecting and absorbing the negativity in the room, and there’s a lot of it.
I think you can often create a better resolution outside of court.
You took my “spewing” and pull[ed] it down into a format that makes sense. This is SO helpful to me. You are truly gifted in bringing cohesive thoughts together while adding humor and sweet praise that is personal and meaningful. ~ C.H., Business Owner, PA
That conversation with you had me realize what I stopped doing that worked for me early in my career, and it is what I really like to do. It brought me at least five new clients and more than $33,000.00. ~ R.B., Business Owner, NY