at times that tends to tick people off.
As a result, I've lost several relationships with other marketers, or severely
hurt them. This may have, in the long run, cost me a lot of money.
I am also stubborn in my ways. I am only now starting to do things that I
would have never considered a year or so ago. Again, that kind of thinking
can be destructive to your success.
I am also not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree and tend to shoot
off my mouth with some of the most unbelievable clap trap you've ever
heard. This too has cost me friendships in my personal life as well as my
In this respect, I am, in many ways, my own worst enemy. My only
saving grace is that I recognize these faults which at least gives me a
chance to correct them...provided I'm not too stubborn and/or stupid to
What about you? Are you also your own worst enemy or are you the
perfect social animal? Can you worm your way into somebody's heart or
bank account with the blink of an eye? Do you say and do all the right
things? Are you indeed the golden child?
If not, you might want to take stock of your strengths and weaknesses.
And I'm not talking about things like...
"I'm a lousy copywriter"
"I can't design websites"
"I'm terrible with article writing"
All these things can be learned. I'm talking about things that are more
generic, such as interpersonal skills.
Because like it or not, a lot of this business is interacting with others. So if
you can't open your mouth without making most people want to shove
their fist in your face, you've got a real problem.
I am speaking from experience.
So, what do YOU have to work on to better yourself as a person who can
interact better with those around you?