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YOU Call Yourself a Professional? by Laurie Rogers
Sometimes I wonder where on earth people actually get the NERVE to call themselves a "Professional". Let alone a "business person". Maybe their idea of professionalism is based on being rude, arrogant and egotistical. Maybe it's because we are online and they "think" they can get away with it.
If there is one thing I will NOT tolerate and that is people being outright "RUDE". I don't care WHO you are, or WHO you think MAY think YOU are, I also do NOT care HOW fat your wallet "may" be - "money and stature" has NOTHING to do with treating people like DECENT human beings. And if you don't think that is something you can handle, then please do us all a BIG favor and get OUT of business.
I have been online for well over 3 years and I have NEVER seen and met so many IGNORANT people in my life. I have seen publishers get cursed out both publicly and privately, because some moron doesn't want to take the time to look for the "unsubscribe link". And because THEY are too darn LAZY they feel they have the RIGHT to trash and abuse a a DECENT human being.
Then on top of that, they LOVE to threaten you with old "I'm reporting you for SPAM" routine. Really? Well I've got news for you - YOU are responsible for YOUR own actions, NOT me - YOU chose to get yourself on a list, therefore YOU can follow the instructions and get yourself OFF of it too. We are NOT your parents or your babysitter for that matter!
By the way this same adage applies to those of you who WHINE and CRY about NOT making a million bucks after a week. "Oh well I can't do this anymore, it's not making me any money"! "Oh I don't want to do the follow ups, that's too much work"! And, "why can't you just GIVE me some sales, you can afford it because you're making thousands of dollars a month". Heck, even my 3 year old son realizes that with WORK there comes a reward for his efforts.
I for one have NEVER had anyone GIVE me a free hand out, so WHY should I give you one? What makes YOU think that you are so deserving of a "hand out" that I didn't get? Are you that MORE special than I am, so I should just give you one? Who are you tell me that you have more grief and problems than I do? Do you know that for a fact? I doubt it!
Just because we are conducting business online, does not mean you don't have to WORK for your money. And you'd probably feel 100 times better knowing that YOU really did work for your money, rather than having someone just hand it to you on a silver platter. If you want to be treated and called a "Professional", then maybe you should really START acting like one. And it goes without saying, "do unto others, as YOU would have done unto YOU.
Laurie Rogers is co-author of the Ezine Resource Guide, http://www.zineadz.com/erg.html She is the owner of Optin Frenzy - a paid list building program for ezine publishers http://www.optinfrenzy.com You can obtain more of Laurie's articles at: mailto:email@example.com