Many entrepreneurs view themselves as defenders of “their” truth. They hold the line against critics, watchdogs, regulators, disgruntled customers, the media, and even their common sense at times.
Many of us have so much arrogance that we are always right, and it never enters our mind to ask: “Am I even seeking truth? Maybe I’m afraid of change or getting left behind!”
When we hear critics, watchdogs, and regulators attack our industry, business, products, services, or character, even when we know what they’re saying has some merit, we still defend instead of listening. When regulators hit a company, we automatically attack and yell, “regulatory overreach.” And what do we do – we run to our people, looking for confirmation bias instead of seeking to understand. This arrogance has caused consumer sentiment regarding MLM, as one example, to be the lowest in history.
It’s worth asking the question: Why are we so sure “they” are wrong and “we” are right?
If you read this article, you probably agree that any home-based, freelance, side-gig opportunity is far better than just working for someone else. But, if you decided to make the move to become a home-based or Maion Street entrepreneur, why would you risk it all with your ARROGANCE? The one constant in life is change! Laws change, consumer sentiment changes, heck, even you have changed! And if we’re unwilling to accept change, we won’t survive!
So how do you move forward from here? How can you do your best to build a successful main street business? Listen to the everyday concerns of the critics, watchdogs, regulators, your clients, and customers; then, you review your business practices and adjust. Start today implementing Trust-Inspired, Purpose-Driven Communication in every area of your business.
Hire a rebel like me, who can keep you on the right side of the Law!
In every business situation involving negative PR or compliance, 96% of them could have been handled outside the public eye without regulatory interference or negative PR. All it would have taken is my clients’ arrogance to come down just a few notches so we could implement Trust-Inspired, Purpose-Driven Communication. My mentor, Tim Sanders, the former Chief Solutions Officer of Yahoo, has always told me – “Love is the Killer App!” The humble and loving person wins hearts, not the most arrogant and snarky. The hearts of the critics, watchdogs, regulators, and most of all, the consumer.
The humble and loving person wins hearts, not the most arrogant and snarky. The hearts of the critics, watchdogs, regulators, and most of all, the consumer.Troy Dooly – The Beachside CEO
I’m pointing this out because humbleness doesn’t come easy. Not for men or women in sales and marketing. We are a unique bunch who don’t take just one NO for an answer. We learn all the techniques. But, when it comes to Prospecting, Presenting, and Closing, today, in a PTE (Post Trust Era), we MUST slow down and reevaluate our business practices. We can no longer afford to say; this is how we have always done it!
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not ARROGANT, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the TRUTH.I Corinthians 13:4-6
If you’re having difficulty running your home-based or Main Street business, you might want to take a few seconds and email me. We’ll schedule some time to figure out how to get you rolling down the right path. Do you think you have it 100% correct?
If so, that’s a scary place to be!
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