So I got this little beauty last week:
(Replying to an email when I was taking applications to fill Mark’s seat in The Fellowship)
“Charlie, you might be right.
But I’ve participated in five or six things before, and after a couple of weeks, I’ve found it’s not delivered what I wanted.
So why should I join your group? Anyone including me can get a few people together.
Why should I believe this will do what I want, and trust the other people it?
If you can let me know what you can do for me, I might be interested!
Keep up the great work!“
Hmmmmmm…. Do you see what I see?
I mean, you can smell it a mile off…
The RED FLAG, that says this person is a massive pain in the arse and wants the moon on a stick.
With the kicker being, he’s tried “five or six things” before.
I mean fuck, if history has taught me anything it’s that after the third divorce it’s YOU not them.
… And that’s never more true when someone reaches out who’s already “tried everything else.”
You know the kind of customer I’m talking about, the ones who’s CV reads like this…
“I am a special snowflake. My situation is nothing like you’ve delt with before. I’m more important than everything else you’ve got going on including your wife and kids. In fact, nothing is my fault and if you don’t do what I demand then I will my toys out of the pram.”
… Or in other words, the kind of arsehole with a god complex that will call you at 8 am on a Saturday morning, expecting you to be at a laptop and ready to talk.
Which brings me to the point of this today…
This game is OURS to play.
Which means YOU get to choose the rules.
… YOU get to I choose who you take money from…
… And YOU get to choose how you take it and on what terms.
So if you smell a rat, run a mile.
… Or even better, send them to a competitor and let them deal with the ball ache.
Anyway, and remember, control will always come to those who ruthless choose to enforce it.
So, if you sound like the man above, then don’t click the link below and don’t apply for a seat around this table:
… You won’t get what you want and I won’t let you in.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.