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Sometimes it's Better to Smile and Nod

I love the phrase, "sometimes it's better to smile and nod".  In other words, pick your battles.


I have so many friends come to me and ask me how I do it.  How am I able to keep my sanity in an insane industry?  I tell them, "sometimes it's better to smile and nod."


I have learned that no matter how much I want to tell someone something, if they are not ready to hear it, why bother?  They are not listening to me except to respond.  They are not hearing my educated and possibly unsolicited advice as anything other than biding their time to give me their response.  Sometimes it's better to smile and nod.


My husband, being the wonderful business man that he is has told me numerous times not to engage.  Yet, I find that sometimes I just can't help myself!  You know... when someone is spouting off insane and uneducated recommendations.  It is hard NOT to say something because I don't want anyone to be hurt. I truly do want to help.  Sometimes it's better to just smile and nod.


I can be in the midst of a conversation with someone where the conversation turns to essential oils.  We all know it can be a HOT topic.  I will see out of the corner of my eye my husband stiffens up when he knows they may say somethi