Remember a week or two ago when Martha made unilateral decisions that put Dave in a tough spot?
Well, she’s at it again!
Just the other day, our Editor-In-Chief was at a social gathering.
It came to light that a good friend of his (Dave) was interested in a particular woman (Giuliana), who was not present at this particular gathering.
Someone else at the party (Martha) suggested that Giuliana was “out of his league” and that Dave should pick another candidate.
Dave’s response was not only brilliant, but a rallying-cry besides:
“I Decide Who’s In My League. I’m The COMMISSIONER Of My League. I’ll Let HER Decide On Me!”
Really, there’s one thing you can say, responding right off-the-cuff:
Who’s setting the rules in your business?
- Did you refuse to call prospective customers because you’ve already decided, on your prospects’ behalf, that they don’t like phone calls, don’t answer their phones, and don’t call back?
- Have you already decided, on your subscribers’ behalf, that your list “doesn’t like e-mails” so you hold back and deprive the world of your brilliance and passion?
- When given an opportunity to appear before a new audience, did you pre-emptively decide, on your host’s behalf, not to even ask permission to show their audience a big, bold opportunity (rather than ask first, and give your host the chance to say YES or no)?
- Did you lower the price even before you made the offer? Did you make the decision, on your potential future customer’s behalf, they didn’t have the budget to pay?
Did you consult with any of these people before making decisions on their behalf?
That’s a rhetorical question.
Here’s a question that requests an answer:
Who The Hell Are You, To Go Around Making These Decisions For Other People?
Did someone retire/quit/die and leave Martha in charge as the arbiter of what women were inside and outside Dave’s league?
Is Giuliana obligated to consult with Martha and gain her permission before going out with Dave?
How about letting your audience and prospects make some decisions, for a change, about saying “YES” to investing in your products, services, and solutions?
Your Money Is Still In THEIR Wallet…
Or on their credit card.
It’s up to them whether they decide to give it to you – if you want to use that cute analogy.
Or give you their card to process the payment.
Now get out of your way and get that money.