Ignorance is only bliss for the ignorant

There are many different levels of ignorance, but I think the most common one is laziness. I don’t believe that people are stupid. Don’t get me wrong I mean some people just have some sort of disability and I don’t mean to make fun of them. In fact, I respect them because they are the sort of people that will never cheat or lie to you. Continue reading

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Don’t try to push the most expensive product

Do you see dollar signs when a new client enters your place of business? If so you’re not alone. We all have bills to pay, and it would be so easy if people just bought the most expensive products we have. But if we want them to come back we have to think long term. How annoying is it when you take your car to the shop and they offer you a part that costs 10 times what an alternative would cost? Continue reading

The reason the word entrepreneur has become synonymous with unemployed

Have you noticed that the word entrepreneur is being overused lately? And when you ask someone what they do they come up with the most complicated way to say I don’t make any money? Don’t get me wrong it’s awesome that people aspire to become self-employed professionals, but you’re only an entrepreneur when you make money.

If you want to be an entrepreneur that great, but you can’t hide behind it as an excuse for being lazy. You still have to make money and if that means being an employee for a while so be it. People have used popular terms in the past to mask their laziness and in the process put a negative spin on the term. Just as they put a negative spin on startup or coaching now they are tarnishing the term entrepreneur. Continue reading

If you don’t know say so

A friend of mine wants to buy a new 4k TV. And he got used to asking me to go with him, just to make sure he’s not going to get screwed. So far we had time to go to two different stores, and we have not found what we’re looking for. Finding a 4k TV is not that hard but when you’re talking to a conman you don’t feel that you want to to do business with him. And when someone flat out lies to you, you might assume his conning you.

The first store

The first store was one of the biggest retailers in Israel (I’m not going into names here). We looked around and finally had to ask someone who seemed like he doesn’t even work there for help, turns out he’s the sales rep. We asked to see some TV’s and the guy started to talk us into buying a 1080p TV. When I explained that we are looking specifically for a 4k TV he replied that a 4k TV does not look as good as a 1080p. His reasoning for that is Israel’s cable company, it’s quality is 480p and yes on a 4k display 480p would look awful. But anyone looking for a 4k TV would know not to rely on the cable company. We decided to check out another store.

The second store

Again the salesman didn’t even ask what we’re looking for we had to look for him. This time I asked if they have a connection to Youtube. That way we can see the 4k display. The guy turns on Youtube and the highest the display would go is 720p. I asked if this is a 4k display and he said it is, but Youtube does not go over 720p. After a heated argument, we went over to his computer and saw that the same video displays on 2k. So again we decided not to buy from this person.

Conclusion

Don’t assume that your customers are stupid and that you can just say whatever you want. If you not sure look into it but don’t get caught off guard. And never give your client the impression that you’re lying to him. I know that this seems like a no-brainer but you would be surprised how many businesses make this mistake.

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Do you want to be a smart ass or do you want to get shit done? 

It always amazes me how many people won’t try to improve themselves, and would rather tear someone else down. And adding insult to injury they have done nothing with their own lives. This really gets on my nerves when losers try to tear down people I respect. People like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan etc.

Guys, we have so much we still have to do, do we really have the time to look for faults in others? As Tony keeps saying “if you look for shit you’ll find shit”, but what’s the point?

I don’t know about you guys, buy my schedule is packed. A full-time job, two blogs and starting my own business, I have to find time to breathe. And I still feel like a lazy bastard.

It’s time to start thinking of ourselves

If someone seems to be doing a poor job in our opinion we can take that chance to do something better. One of my mentors used to say that if someone is making a dollar more than you, he knows better and you should learn from him. When you’re making a dollar more than him he will learn from you. Money isn’t everything but the same goes for anything else. If someone else is more productive, centered or anything else, you should learn from him.

At the end of the day we don’t control the world around us, we can only control ourselves. And I for one want to learn from anyone who is willing to take the time to teach me. Gary Vee doesn’t have to make youtube videos and I’m sure he doesn’t need the money. He’s doing it to give back, to help us reach as high as we can.

So if you have time to tear someone else down you have the time to build yourself up. What you do with that time will design your life.

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Why your clients refuses to pay you what you’re worth?

Sometimes the clients you work with are just cheap, but most of the time it’s a matter of ignorance. Most people are still living in another reality, a reality in which you pay for someone’s time and not his knowledge. I heard a joke once that describes this well.

A blond takes her car to a mechanic and tells him the engine won’t start. He inspects the car and finally knocks on the engine five times and asked her to try again. She turns the key and it works, the mechanic asks for $500. She’s shocked, $500 for five knocks? No, the knocks are free, knowing where to knock costs you $500.

Your client can always go to someone cheaper, but that someone will usually be much less experienced. And if that someone does not raise his prices soon he will be out of business.

Don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth. If the clients you’re working with refuse to pay, fire them and get better clients. It really is as easy as it sounds.

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