Am I a fool?

by Quilst 12 replies
I can say I jumped myself in the mouth telling people on this forum my plan for the project I am developing for 6 months now. They PM me saying: very interested yes pop me a mail and we will discuss further.

I have send the both E-mails... That was 2 days ago :O
Now I am sitting in front of my computer looking at the empty PM inbox with no replies to my sent messages.

I have insured myself by giving them both only 20% of my idea.

Very frustrated and a bit dissapointed in people right now.
I know I am blowing out steam but I can't help myself.

Do you have any suggestions or ideas what to do now? Just to forget I ever talked to these people or should I shame them and name them here on the forum?
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi Quilst, sorry to hear about this. I know how frustrating it is to have felt cheated.

    We have all encounter similar situations once in a while.

    Personally, I feel I would just move and on and develope your project further. It is still your idea and I am sure you have the other 80% which is going to much better than what you have shared.

    Again, I will leave it to you. The Warriors will be here to provide a listening ear whenever you need one.

    Cheers,
    John
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    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
      What have you got to name and shame them for?

      If someone shows interest, then doesn't respond, it doesn't mean they're cheating you - it could just mean they're:

      a) busy
      b) not really that interested

      If I were you, I'd just carry on with the project.
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      • Profile picture of the author Quilst
        Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

        What have you got to name and shame them for?

        If I were you, I'd just carry on with the project.
        Thanks,
        I think this is the best option for now
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
      Don't shame people. The offenders DON'T care and you will look like an idiot. It sucks but that is business sometimes.

      You're smart for not giving away the entire story. Adapt your project and you'll be fine.

      I would consider developing a very small group (less than 20) people you consider working with and then only share your good ideas with that group. It's better to have a small group of really trustworthy people in your "mastermind group." That way, you get value and they do as well.

      Sorry you got burned though...that really sucks and I know how that feels...and it hurts/sucks.


      Take care,


      Brad Spencer
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      • Profile picture of the author Quilst
        Originally Posted by Brad Spencer View Post

        Don't shame people. The offenders DON'T care and you will look like an idiot. It sucks but that is business sometimes.

        You're smart for not giving away the entire story. Adapt your project and you'll be fine.

        I would consider developing a very small group (less than 20) people you consider working with and then only share your good ideas with that group. It's better to have a small group of really trustworthy people in your "mastermind group." That way, you get value and they do as well.

        Sorry you got burned though...that really sucks and I know how that feels...and it hurts/sucks.


        Take care,


        Brad Spencer
        Thanks Brad
        Good you have changed your picture on facebook and here - now I can see with who I am talking with.
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        • Profile picture of the author jhongren
          I recently posted a thread to rant about how my mentor is treating me as a fry. There were over 20 to 25 replies to that thread and the message I got is to "Move On".

          Hope it helps.
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          • Profile picture of the author Quilst
            Originally Posted by jhongren View Post

            I recently posted a thread to rant about how my mentor is treating me as a fry. There were over 20 to 25 replies to that thread and the message I got is to "Move On".

            Hope it helps.
            Looks like that is my only option. As I see it I can do two things:
            #1 Eat myself out
            #2 Move on and continue my search for someone who will help me out

            And I think I will choose number 2

            Thanks for the encouragement
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            • Profile picture of the author jhongren
              Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

              Looks like that is my only option. As I see it I can do two things:
              #1 Eat myself out
              #2 Move on and continue my search for someone who will help me out

              And I think I will choose number 2

              Thanks for the encouragement
              No problem at all, Quilst.

              Now, see if you can help another Warrior member out. We believe in karma and the helping hands get pass around. =)

              I think you will feel better when you help someone else. The problem gets smaller.

              Try it and let me know how it is. =)

              Cheers,
              John
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by jhongren View Post

      Hi Quilst, sorry to hear about this. I know how frustrating it is to have felt cheated.

      We have all encounter similar situations once in a while.

      Personally, I feel I would just move and on and develope your project further. It is still your idea and I am sure you have the other 80% which is going to much better than what you have shared.

      Again, I will leave it to you. The Warriors will be here to provide a listening ear whenever you need one.

      Cheers,
      John
      I so want to have that Bill Gates doll so I can hit it a few times...
      I believe I have a pure gold idea and don't know who to trust :/
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  • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
    First of all Quilst, while I can understand your frustration, keep in mind Rule Number One:

    "If you have a problem with another Warrior, a Guru, or God, take it up with them directly. Not here. No exceptions."
    So... no shaming and naming

    Second, try to keep in mind that most folks do have a life outside of the WF and IM. Though it can certainly be frustrating if you're waiting for a response, ***t happens, and not everyone is going to be able to get back to you right away.

    Try to be patient. If a week or so goes by and you still haven't heard anything, try sending out a very polite reminder message along the lines of: "Hi, so-and-so, Just thought I'd check in to see if you'd had a chance to take a look at that proposal I'd sent you. I'd love to hear your thoughts and any suggestions you might have."

    Hang in there... it'll happen
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by jcoolbaugh View Post

      First of all Quilst, while I can understand your frustration, keep in mind Rule Number One:



      So... no shaming and naming

      Second, try to keep in mind that most folks do have a life outside of the WF and IM. Though it can certainly be frustrating if you're waiting for a response, ***t happens, and not everyone is going to be able to get back to you right away.

      Try to be patient. If a week or so goes by and you still haven't heard anything, try sending out a very polite reminder message along the lines of: "Hi, so-and-so, Just thought I'd check in to see if you'd had a chance to take a look at that proposal I'd sent you. I'd love to hear your thoughts and any suggestions you might have."

      Hang in there... it'll happen
      I have send them both PM saying something like: "hey haven't heard from you..did you get my mail"

      I'll learn to be more patient...
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