I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Nice Guys Finish Last.”
Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher is credited with the phrase back in 1946. While he might not have said those exact words at the time, he did use them as the title of his autobiography in 1975.
When asked why couldn’t he be a nice guy for a change, he had responded…
“Nice guys! Look over there. Do you know a nicer guy than Mel Ott— Or any of the other Giants. Why, they’re the nicest guys in the world! And where are they— In seventh place! Nice guys! I’m not a nice guy — and I’m in first place.”
A player could be a gentleman in his day-to-day life, but Leo wanted them ruthless on the field.
If you’re too busy trying to please everyone in your online business, you’ll never get anything accomplished.
You’ll publish ‘safe’ emails that don’t get anyone upset.
You’ll be wishy-washy with your statements. Don’t want to offend anyone.
I’ve been in business long enough now to know some people are perpetually offended. For some twisted reason, it seems to make them happy.
Be yourself. Be bold. Create the business you want to create…even if it doesn’t fit the mold other people expect.
Listen to your customers, but know when to go your own way also.
This doesn’t mean you need to be rude.
Far from it.
But it does mean breaking free from whatever expectations others may put on you.
You can treat everyone with respect. That doesn’t mean you agree with them. And it definitely doesn’t mean backing down from what you know to be true.
A word you better learn pretty quick in any type of business is the word, “NO.”
I’ve had hundreds of people over the years who have asked if I could give them one of my products…or even worse personally coach them for free…and they’d pay me after they made it work.
And the funniest thing is when they try to position of how it would be a privilege for me.
You mean I get to work my butt off coaching them and helping them build a six-figure business…which they will likely ignore and drag their feet because they have nothing invested…and for that privilege they’ll give me 5% of it when they’re done.
What a deal? Since I would do all the work in that scenario, why not do it myself and keep all the money?
“No” is a beautiful word for a business person.
You’re going to be asked to go in a hundred different directions and be offered every opportunity you can imagine. Just say No.
Get focused on your dream and you mission. Start moving toward it and don’t let anyone or anything distract you.
Get excited about your mission. Make a few waves. If no one is upset with you, you probably haven’t been sharing a very motivating message yet.
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Whiners and Do-Nothings need not apply…