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Guest speaker: Melissa Mitchell-Blitch, Author, and Found of Eredita Consulting, PPI Dean of Individual Development

Host: John A. Warnick, Esq., Founder, Purposeful Planning Institute

Description: Entitlement. The word alone triggers judgment and shame. Entitled behavior causes anger and resentment. Might there be a better way to understand and address this hot topic? The principles of boundaries shed light on the personal and family dynamics that protect against or foster entitlement. They also illuminate constructive steps families can take to break free from bitterness and detrimental patterns of entitlement.

Key Points: 

  • Entitlement: Exempt from responsibility and owed special treatment 
  • Entitlement exists on a continuum (and we all have it to a degree!)
  • Entitlement is a product of our nature, nurture, and choice (everyone contributes/has a responsibility, so no one person(s) is to blame. Each can take a part of the responsibility).
  • Best motive to act toward change is love 
  • How the principles of boundaries can help 
    • Responsibility
    • Hurt vs harm
    • True vs false guilt
    • Fair, firm & friendly

Purposeful Quote: “Grateful people are prone to be happier people. Gratitude and entitlement cannot coexist in the same brain” - Dr. John Townsend