This just makes me tremendously sad. I just find it … unimaginable to have the mindset of these abusers.
Your interactions underscore the idea that no conversation can take place if the other person doesn’t value the welfare of others. There’s no dialog that can bridge the gap to human decency.
For a small business I think the focus on over-delivering, on customer satisfaction is the way to go. Word-of-mouth marketing is critical for a small business. And if you are acquiring “True Fans”, they’ll do the marketing for you at the end of the day.
I was talking just yesterday about this with my wife. When you have enough money to … do the things you need — maybe even want—to do then what exactly is the motivation for more?
My daughter needs a new tennis racquet. I get one. I want to go to Maui on vacation. I go. This is not normal and I’m always thankful and sometimes…
So your entire thesis here is essentially based on survivorship bias. If you personally worked hard — so hard — and then succeeded then the system is not rigged, it’s simply a product of working hard.
While I’m on board with personal responsibility and the knowledge that success does not come easily. I know that I’ve been…