Gossip isn’t good for anyone — especially yourself


Gossip is the lifeblood of so many female friendships. And it’s also used as a binding mechanism in business… unfortunately. A little gossip, like a little superglue, can be an excellent tool for creating those strong bonds. But just like superglue, use too much and next thing you find your hands (and career) can end up stuck.

This happens when we don’t know when to stop with gossip. Just like anything in life, the more you do it the more comfortable you become and before you know it, it becomes a part of your brand and business strategy.

However, gossip however is one of the most deadly habits to possess and encourage — both for yourself personally and the future of your business.

Good gossiping is positive and links shared experiences and views “I saw Jennifer out at dinner last night celebrating nailing that great deal.” Bad gossiping stems from jealousy and insecurity in one’s ability. Everyone is deemed as competition and alliances are formed on scheming, undermining, innuendo and even out right lies. “Saw Jennifer painting the town red last night about her latest deal… have you ever wondered exactly what she does to close her deals?”

Just like sugar, gossip tastes good to the itching ear however after a while it will rot your company or personal brand’s worth just as sugar destroys teeth.

If you find yourself in the middle of an unexpected gossip session, you are best to excuse yourself and get on with your day. Even being present in such discussions, you’re guilty by association and this could undermine your brand.

Gossips love to destroy another person’s reputation while also trying to destroy yours by involving you in the saga. Remember: if they are gossiping to you about someone they are gossiping about you to someone else.

You may find yourself a loner if you choose not to participate however this is what leaders are made of. Character.

If you find yourself on the other end of a gossip and her venom, do not fret. This is a sign that they cannot compete with you. Do not give it oxygen. This is why we have the block function on social media, emails and our phones. Our of sight = out of mind. They won’t go very far in life. However, if you keep yourself clean of gossip and trouble makers, you will surely succeed.

About Amanda Rose

Founder and CEO of The Business Woman Media. Amanda Rose is also the only 'strategic connector', a brand strategist, keynote speaker and host of Amanda Rose TV. Connect with Amanda Rose on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or visit www.amandaroseofficial.com.

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