Everyone knows someone in their business life who can spiritually drain the energy from the room. These are the "emotional vampires" of the business world, and they are out there lurking in the shadows. They are waiting to knock you off from what is otherwise a great day. They suck the life force from your veins, and you are left feeling numb after spending time with these leaches.
It does not matter what industry you work in, these LeStats' of Business are everywhere. Like the LeStat of Anne Rice's novels, these people start off their careers with ambitious ideas, but soon the knowledge of the triviality of their life sends them off casting darkness in their wake.
Music industry producer, RW Rushing, attributes his business success to his philosophy of "only going where the love is". He will not work with "emotional vampires", as he proclaims to need to keep the available space in his life open for those whom want to share the good. He will not spend his time with artists who whine and complain, but rather looks for those who want to create music and rock the world.
Rushing is the VP A&R for the up and coming Reggae/Rock phenomenon, Subrosa Union. The band are "Buzz Kids", which means they are already creating the necessary buzz to take the music industry by storm. He enjoys working with this high-energy, young band who defy the term "genre". He sees them as hard working musicians who love what they do... and their love of music is infectious to all who are around them. Their audiences go away happy and energized, and you can hear the "umph" in their music (Click here to listen to the band, their music is sure to lift your spirits!!). They fill up Rushing's world with their positive energy, keeping in line with his personal philosophy of following the love.
Take the time to examine your own life. Do you have too many people who drain the good from your world? All you need is some garlic and a wooden stake (metaphorically), and you can drive the "emotional vampires" out of your space. To do this you have to recognize negativity when it arrives, and have a policy that keeps the gossip, whining, complaining, and bitching out of your life. Tell those who revel in the darkness to take it somewhere else. Walk away.
While you can't kill them, you can keep these "vampires" from sapping your energy. Surround yourself with people who are successful and confident. I have found that those who are truly successful do not get in the swampy waters. They never be-little others for their dreams and desires. Instead they find ways to help others achieve greater success.
Have A Great Day.