Seeing this picture inspired me to create some buzz about being humble and remembering there are other people in the world besides you. It’s easy to get carried away with success, especially when you’ve worked very hard for your success. The truth is, most people work hard for what they have, even if they started out with an advantage. Having a big head is not cool and will alienate your friends and family. Before you accuse someone of being a hater, take a look in the mirror and see if you may have contributed to their reactions. There is a good chance the so called hate is just their way of saying you need to calm down and be more humble. It’s true, there are people in your life who are just plain jealous and will never be happy for you no matter what, however, there are also tons of good people who want to see you succeed. There is a fine line, but you must train yourself to know the difference. Pay attention to the way people:
• Look at you when they think you’re not looking – Do they roll their eyes when you say something or are they genuinely interested in what you are saying?
• Talk about you when you are not around – Are they running you down or are they cheerleaders?
• Show up to support your events – Are they usually at your events with smiles or are they always absent and/or complaining?
• Ask you to join them for activities – Are you invited to join in with their fun or are you never invited?
• Post about you on social media – Is there shade going on or do they happily post about your events and ventures?
If you notice people in your circle are being shady or they just don’t seem interested in what you are doing check yourself first, then check out their actions and determine their intent. Sometimes you need to just cut your losses and move on, but if the culprit is you, don’t be afraid to swallow your pride and apologize. Don’t be like Two Slice Hilly… Eat the humble pie before they put in more than that good vanilla from Mexico!