Animals are the Best Judges of Character: They Always Know When to be Cautious
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Animals are Great Judges of Character

Animals are the best judge of character | Laura Hess | PUSH the Envelope Lessons from Coaching

Animals are my guides.

I've learned to trust my boys when it comes to people. They are far more perceptive than I ever was. 

I'd take Joey, our first fluffer butt, on walks around the neighborhood every morning. He was such a friendly little guy and usually liked everybody we met. Until we ran into an older man across the street from us. 

Joey was having nothing to do with him and would bark up a storm every time the man was out.

We learned to avoid that corner.

Now, I don't know if there was something bad or evil about the guy. He might have been an animal hater (which is enough reason to avoid him in my book). 

It didn't really matter. The fact that Joey didn't like him was enough for me.

He's reacted the same way to only 2 people we've had in our home. It's not uncommon for our boys to greet visitors with barks and wagging tails. They always calm down and become pals with our friends ... except when they don't. 

With all the people we've entertained in 25+ years, only two were rejected by any of our boys. Their instincts proved to be right and those two people have never been back.

I'm comfortable trusting my boys. 

Coaching Lesson:

We can learn much from our four-legged furry friends. Watch how your animals respond to people. Pay attention to what they're saying about people. They have instincts they're not afraid to act on.

Learn from them to pay attention to your own instincts - your gut. Notice the body signals you get around some people - good and bad. Like your animals, your instincts are usually right.

Laura Hess

Laura is a passionate advocate for women in business. She's worked with thousands of women to grow themselves and their businesses. She is a published author and has co-authored 2 Consumer's Guides - one for Coaching and one for Mastermind Groups (both available on this site at no cost). The foundation of her work is rooting in the belief that, with the right tools and support, women can be and do anything. Laura is a partner at PUSH the Envelope™ Masterminds and Coaching, founded in 1994.

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