I recently got a note from someone who had the cheek to tell me how much they have enjoyed all the insights I have shared with them for free via social media. Now as great as that sounds, let me share the back-end of that sentence. They went on to say that they were getting put off by the fact that I was promoting my events.
Another one of these charmers who I had given ongoing support to, suddenly decided that I should follow their new gurus wisdom and declare it as the “absolute truth.” Because I was not willing to engage in a right wrong argument this person is now trying to friend all my friends on facebook telling then that I’m a liar and wait for it, this is a new one, “master demon“.
[asal] Now let me be clear, I appreciate that everyone has an opinion and they are entitled to it, and that includes the fact that I do not have to accept what I consider to be abuse. That being said; so am I…
I’m so done with folks who are upset with the fact that I am in business…
All my life I’ve been dedicated to serving others, often giving away much of my value, to “help” those not able to pay. I’ve always done this with authentically generosity. You see for me if you give with strings attached it is not a gift. That being said, it is also important to pay attention to whether the person receiving what you gift is actually valuing that gift.
After many years of research I can tell you without doubt, unless they have skin in the game, (that person is invested) very little, if anything will happen.
Both my company and myself are mission driven. That being said, I am in business and businesses do not run on love, light and wishful thinking. Therefore, if the fact that I let you know I can serve you better through one of my multiple learning systems, (products or live events) upsets you, feel free to remove yourself from my friends on Facebook, Twitter or my email list. I am sure there is someone else can serve you better.
To everyone who chooses to stay on board; thank you for showing yourself as someone who understands the value of investing in your own growth.
I trust that reading this you will begin to fully own your value, and to those standing around waiting for a hand out of your time, energy or talent, tell them plain and simple…Piss Off!
No matter how much you give, there will always be those who are going to take shots at you. I heard a great quote the other day that fits perfectly with my point:
“Dogs don’t bark at parked cars” …
So if they’re dogging you, it means your moving baby!
Some people thought I was upset about the above message, in truth…That person offered me a great gift.: Boundaries are a beautiful thing, and just like everyone else I need to be reminded that I am resop0sible for holding my own.
I would put it to you that living anything less than authentically isn’t really living. (Take a look at the video below) Giving away your value is NOT authentic! Remember that becoming a true leader demands that you fully and authentically show up.
I have said many times… What I offer isn’t for everyone, and I am more than good with that.
BTW: If you are in business, and you are sick of people thinking that you are running some kind of charity, you may want to consider re-posting this on your page, so that they get it…You Own Your Value!
Authenticity or Approval…which will you choose?
Stay Curious my friend, stay curious and live with courage,
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