The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Over the past two weeks, I did a series of live streaming events. For two of them, we had chatroll where people could make comments.
Although the vast majority of the comments were positive, there are always a few haters who come on and instead of trying to learn something to improve themselves, they find joy in stirring up the pot.
One of my favorite comments from these clowns is the exact same one I got when I started selling my marketing course to entertainers namely, “This guy doesn’t even do shows.” Last week it was, “Has this guy even owned a business?”
For the record, I owned a successful entertainment business, a karate school, a small chain of retail magic stores and an a successful information marketing business.
Did I have someone tell the haters this? Nope. Didn’t need to. You don’t defend yourself to these folks, you simply ignore them.
Whenever you step out into the public spotlight, you instantly open yourself up for attacks from people who try to build themselves up by tearing other people down. By the way, that “spotlight” can be as simple as marketing in a different way than everyone else in your industry does it.
But here’s the deal:
You are never going to get from where you are to where you want to be if you remain hidden in the shadows or by taking the vanilla, copycat approach. You need to step up and step out, take risks, no there will be haters and understand it part of the success process.
Let’s have a great week.
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!
Dave “Ignore ’em and Succeed” Dee