Don’t Tell Me To Calm Down!

OK.  The woman in front of me in the return line was not particularly calm.  But wow!  When the clerk said, “You need to calm down,” the woman almost blew a gasket!

And why?  Because the clerk basically said, “Lady, you are being an idiot.  You are looking very bad, you are embarrassing yourself, and you appear downright psychotic.”

Did he think that in that moment that she was going to say, “Oh, why thank you!  I was getting a little intense there, wasn’t I? Thank you SO much for pointing that out to me in front of everyone in the store.”

Telling someone to calm down is the least calming thing you can do.

From your very calm motivational speaker, Linda Larsen


Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. This is so true, Linda.  I’m too often in the company of two people: one who tells the other one to “calm down” and “easy”, and I can see the other’s neck and face burn red after being told to do so.  An explosion waiting to happen for sure!

  2. Truth, Linda. This comment always reminds me of parents who tell their children, “You must be tired” when they act out. Child’s automatic response, “NO I”M NOT!”

  3. You are so right, Linda. Those are fighting words! 

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