Persistence is the Key

I don’t know why, but I still see a lot of people online who think they can get an instant win or an immediate sale. People, you are not going to become famous overnight. Achieving real skill and success takes time and patience. There are no overnight successes. Persistence is the key.

This is fresh on my mind, because Elliot Lamprecht (Twitter, YouTube, Instagram) followed me on Twitter recently. When I followed him back, he immediately turned around and direct messaged me a pitch to subscribe to his YouTube. I don’t know if I can express in words how much I hate the DM pitch tactic. It provides me no value, it gets me no followers, it does nothing for me. Why are you going to pitch me before giving me something first?

I don’t normally get into it with people that do this, but I replied to him, took a screenshot of the direct message, and tweeted the screenshot with him tagged in the image. Here’s the tweet:

I’ll be honest, I was a little harsh with him. But here’s the thing that surprised me. He didn’t give up. He kept persisting. And that’s why I’m writing this post.

Now, Vincent Dignan is a pro at this social stuff. Every time I tweet him which has been twice so far, he has liked my tweet, retweeted it, and replied to it. You are a boss my friend!

So, I decided to tweet Elliot and give him some advice:

Oh, yes. Of course I had to mention Gary Vaynerchuk in the same breath. And here’s why Vincent Dignan is such a consummate professional:

Take notes here kids. This is how you build a brand these days!

So, in conclusion, three cheers for Elliot Lamprecht and his persistence. I can’t wait to see you win!

Go give Elliot a follow on Twitter