Something that most entrepreneurs struggle with when they start out (and indeed a lot of people that have ostensibly “made it”) is the feeling of “losing business”.
The feeling of (and lets face it, we’ve all been there) “what if they stop buying if I say what I really feel”.
If I say it like it IS.
Really IS, no punches pulled.
A long time ago, I was (a bit!) that way myself.
While I’ve always been called brutally honest from a very young age, I did sometimes have doubts about “if I should actually say it”.
Doubts that were removed by the REACTIONS I got from those that actually took the time to read what I was saying as opposed to making knee jerk reactions.
While not everyone agreed with me at all times (and that’s fine!) and a lot of people downright HATED MY GUTS for saying it like it is (and probably even more hate me now, and again that’s fine!) . . . there was ONE overwhelming consensus to all this.
If you really want the facts – then Rahul Mookerjee is the man to go to!
And loss of business? Followers? Social sh-media LIKES or so forth?
Ben settle I think it was who first wrote about “pandering to the mob mentality” I believe. (He likely wasn’t as he says in his post the first one to write it, period , but I read the piece on his blog, so . . . ).
Basically, the premise of the argument, and a very valid one at that was this.
(and he’s a copy writer, so he wrote from that angle).
“If you’re writing copy and getting scared about, and editing your copy to make sure it doesn’t offend, inflame, or otherwise “rile” people up – or make them madly “love you”, for that matter” then youre not writing anything that is worthy of reading.
So true my friend.
And more on losing SALES. And popularity.
Donald Trump, whom everyone “loves to hate” is currently enjoying a 96% plus approval rating in the Republican party.
This for a man who apparently “even his own party members distance themselves from at certain times!”
In short, if you want to be successful at busines, or anything in life, you have to polarize. Not ALWAYS, and I’m NOT saying you should speak or write with the intention of causing offense, but if you are stating the facts, and someone gets offended, well SO BE IT.
IF someone can’t handle facts for what they are, would you want them in your life anyway?
Either as a friend, or customer, or what not . . .
I really don’t think I would, my friend.
And as for the void not being filled worry, rest assured that the minute you cut people out of your life that DON’T matter, it gets filled with people that DO.
People that you WANT in your life.
People that respond logically to you. People that LIKE YOU. People that BUY from you. And so forth.
Trust me, if anything, saying it like it is will HELP SALES, and then some!
And so it will in terms of fitness.
If you’re currently struggling with being overweight no matter what you do, then the LAST thing you need to be told is that “what you’re doing will work eventually” (especially if you’ve been pavement pounding and the like for AGES).
If you’re currently FAT, then the LAST thing you need to be told is that “you’re a big guy” (unless you’re big and fat both, in which case BOTH need to be mentioned).
Trust me, the things we least like to hear are often times what we NEED to hear the most!
And on that note, I’m out.
Before I go, here is something else a lot of people don’t like to hear.
The BEST DAMNED fitness system on the planet is right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
P.S. – Stop trying to “please the majority”, my friend. Really. It’s cringeworthy to say the LEAST.