Recently, a huge online discussion about people-pleasers versus self-pleasers was sparked by my recent article, “Stop being a People Pleaser.” As one reader explains, ” I’d love to see an article taking the opposite position: How do I start pleasing other people and caring about their needs? I’m kind of a cynical, misanthropic [jerk] and apparently that’s not OK in most lines of business. Do I change, or do I find a new line of work?”
In response, I explored the perspectives of both types of people in: “To Please or Not to Please, That is the Question.” Outlining the two different perspectives, I explain how we can all empower ourselves and redefine authenticity in our approach to the world and other people. Are you a people-pleaser or a self-pleaser? Check out my tips and the fascinating comments they’ve sparked.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule Makeover™ process. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through custom training programs.
McGraw Hill is publishing my first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress to help you make and keep your time management New Year’s resolutions in 2013.
Elizabeth has appeared in Inc magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes and on NBC and is a monthly contributor to the99Percent.com blog on productivity for creative professionals. She was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of 2010 by Stiletto Woman and as a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council featured inThe New York Times, The Huffington Post, Mashable, and many other media outlets.
Elizabeth’s time coaching clients have the opportunity to go through her exclusive Schedule Makeover™ life transformation process through phone coaching and custom action guides or in-person training.