Business Development & Conflict Resolution

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How to Succeed, Exercise Discretion!

Sometimes it is best to be silent in certain situations. Sometimes it is not wise to talk or say anything in certain circumstances. One bad habit that I am working on is gossiping, I am learning that it is not good to spread false information about anyone that you have received from a third party. I am learning that if it does not “come from the horse’s mouth” it may not be the truth. I am learning to discern falsehood from the truth. Also, I am learning to avoid individuals who try to get you wrapped up in the latest gossip concerning others. One key practice I am learning to use on a daily basis is to stay quiet, no gossiping, and minding my own business.

Proverbs 2:10-11 “v.10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul. v.11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding will keep you”. Loose lips can sink ships! You must learn to not spread false rumors about others just to make yourself feel good for a little while. Also, God does not like individuals making false truths about others. God wants us to love and care for each other. God wants us to appreciate the uniqueness each of us have. We must learn that words sometimes hurt more than punches. Many young people have attempted or committed suicide because of false rumors being spread about them by others. We should be uplifting each other and not tearing each other down.

I am will no longer tear down my fellow man and fellow woman, instead, I will be uplifting my fellow man and fellow woman. God put us on this earth to love, inspire, and care for each other.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information:;;;


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