You might have recently had a chat with someone you wanted to become a client or customer, and it did not work out.
What I was reminded of is that there are “your people” and “not your people.”
Wayne Dyer has a quote: “Half of the people in the world aren’t going to like you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
And you need to have that be okay. About half the voters in the presidential election voted for one person, and a little over half voted for the other. It shows up everywhere.
If you try to get everyone to like you, you are doomed to fail.
Recently I had an email exchange where that showed up.
We will call her Mary. She heard me speak somewhere and signed up for my free Roadmap to Complete Financial Choice®
As I do with each and every person that adds themselves to my list, I sent a personal email. I’m one of those old fashioned people that believe everyone wants to be heard and respected, and I feel creating a personal connection does that.
Her first reply said she enjoyed my talk and my sincerity; was not going to donate to the charity to get a free copy of my book; AND not to have anyone contact her.
I asked if she wanted to be removed from my weekly emails and she replied as follows (the ALL CAPS are hers, not mine):
“I’m retired and although I COULD DO WITH SOME EXTRA MONEY, I DON’T HAVE THE ENTHUSIASM, OR THE ENERGY, TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT BEING IN BUSINESS FOR MYSELF.”
Somehow I was picking up some attitude here, and while I know I could support her to create some extra money, I could see she is NOT one of my people. She would be the horse you take to water, but will not drink.
When you look at the interactions you have with prospects and how they answer your questions, determine if they are one of YOUR people, or NOT one of YOUR people.
This way to get to enjoy the people you work with, and avoid the people that suck your energy and frustrate you.
Life is too short to waste it on the people that do not want your support.
To Your Prosperity,