A few days ago I went live in the She’s a Creative Facebook Group and talked about setting boundaries and teaching people how to treat you as a business owner.
Yesterday on the blog I shared 3 ways to Stop Letting People Take Advantage of You.
Both of these things highlight one important concept which is to:
Teach people how to treat you.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, introvert, people-pleaser, or anything in-between you have to teach people how to treat you.
What you allow people to do in the beginning of your relationship with them (whether its professional or personal) will dictate how your relationship will progress (and end).
I have made it a habit to create a healthy amount of distance when first building a relationship. I treat everyone like a professional and I stress the importance of timeliness, integrity, and respect.
By doing this, I am teaching people how I want them to treat me.
So today’s challenge is to start thinking about how you want to be treated by others and then set the tone for your relationships by showing people what you will and will not accept.
It’s not always easy setting boundaries but it’s important to be able to do this to have true success in your life personally and professionally.