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colloquial ) It's none of my business; indicates that one is not responsible for controlling or changing a volatile or delicate situation. This translates nicely to the English equivalent of ‘’Where there is smoke, there is fire.’’ Or that nothing happens on its own. When you’re not in control, or not higher up in the social hierarchy, then there’s not much you can do to control those around you except setting the right example and hoping that others follow your lead. Not my circus" is code: you are not the ringmaster here. You can watch the show, and certainly decide whether you stay in that tent, but you cannot control what happens there. Learning which circus is yours can diminish your stress remarkably. Figure out if this is your circus. Ask: Yes, it’s true that there is typically 1 unspoken leader, even if it isn’t explicitly spoken out loud. Yet, nobody likes being bossed around, even if the other person is right.

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Learn to say this is not my circus, these are not my monkeys in your daily life if others won’t take your good advice, or if you can’t do anything about the situation. Be it in your social life, or your professional life. Recently, you could also hear the no-negation version of the proverb, saying: ‘’My circus, my monkeys’’, meaning that you are the only one who has to worry about it, or that you should take the responsibility for certain actions. Other Famous Polish Proverbs It’s better to hold a sparrow in the hand than to have a pigeon on the roof.’’ This would mean that it’s better to hold on to something safe (something you can obtain easily), than just to wish for something uncertain. If you’re worried all the time about what other people are thinking or doing, you’re not going to find contentment and happiness in life. That’s why you need to learn and practice the ability to let go off the things that are unimportant and the stuff you can’t control.This is so like the frustration of depressed people who devote their energy to thinking and talking over problems over which they have no control. They are trying to be the ringmaster in someone else's circus. For example: Who digs holes underneath someone else, will fall into them himself’’. Now this is a sorry translation but it means to refrain from wishing anyone else wrong.

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The not my circus, not my problem attitude conveys that you don’t want to get involved into someone else’s drama and problems. Say your piece. Give out good, truthful information. If they’re willing to listen, great. If they don’t want to listen, that’s on them, you shouldn’t lose any sleep over it. Remember and repeat after me, not my circus, not my problem. Like with everything in life, there are benefits, but also detrimental effects of applying this particular mindset. In short, it could be translated as having the same meaning of “I mind my own business” or ‘’it’s none of my business’’, but in a broader sense, it’s usually used to enhance the fact that you are not the one to judge someone else’s actions, even when you don’t necessarily agree with them. As if the mess someone else has found himself in, is not your mess to worry about, and the people taking part in that mess are not the ones you can control. Not My Circus Not My Monkeys Origin Make appointments. Let your employees know that from this point forward, any problems will be discussed by appointment only. When employees drop by your office or stop you in the hallway to discuss problems, ask them to schedule a meeting. In doing so, you’ve avoided the monkeys, at least until the appointment takes place. Things are as they should be: Your employee is working for you.

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The not my business not my monkey attitude is important to keep your sanity in the workplace if you’re just an employee and not the boss, since it’s not up to you to make sure everyone does their work. Indeed, Stephen R. Covey, who wrote an afterword to the Harvard Business Review article, pointed out that the monkey management solution, while ahead of its time, is fairly dictatorial. “‘Command and control’ as a management philosophy is all but dead, and ’empowerment’ is the word of the day,” he noted. That doesn’t mean monkey management is outdated in today’s workplace, however. The key to success, says Covey, is developing employees. That, too, is hard work, however. First, it requires the support of the entire business culture so managers are rewarded for developing people and delegating responsibilities. Second, it requires that managers actually want to delegate monkeys. Most managers, says Covey, recognize that employees are underutilized; still, many can’t let go of the monkeys, perhaps because they subconsciously fear that giving employees power will increase their own vulnerability. If you are interested in proverbs, here are some of the most used ones for you to get to know , a combination of older and more modern ones, as there are hundreds to choose from! This sounds easier than it actually is. You probably know you can’t simply give monkeys to employees and expect them to go about their daily business. That’s because when you delegate responsibilities, you have to ensure that employees have the desire and ability to accept them — which isn’t always the case. But what I’m saying is that you have limited influence when you’re at the same level of the social hierarchy at work. This means that you have no power over your colleagues and thus, consequently, you can’t directly control how well they do their work.

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