Sound Bites: It’s All About Them

This Sound Bite comes from Anne Krieg’s chapter, “The Politics of the Situation.”  To read more goodness like this, click here to get the book for your e-reader or your print-holding hands.


The best coping skill I have is to constantly remind myself that, yes, I am the professional, I am the one stepping

hands holding rose

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back and looking in and seeing it all so clearly, but it’s not about me.

It’s about them.

I don’t mean “it’s about them” in a teenaged way, saying “oh yeah, like, it’s always about you.”

It’s more saying, “this is their town, and they have a right to do what they feel is in the best interests of the town.”  I am here to help them make their decision by giving them my advice, my research – but if they go 180 degrees from what I advised, that’s their call.

It makes it easier to go home in peace.

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