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Questions I was asked and Things said to me

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What do you do for a living?
What are your payments on that?
You are one lucky guy to have a Ferrari!
Find me something to sell online. - I love this one!

Things said to me during the real estate boom:
If you find anything good, let me know.
I'm in on your next purchase.

People don't really want your help. They want you to do all the work. I go in the office from 11am to 2pm usually. Why... because I...
 

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Questions I was asked and Things said to me

This past week:
What do you do for a living?
What are your payments on that?
You are one lucky guy to have a Ferrari!
Find me something to sell online. - I love this one!

Things said to me during the real estate boom:
If you find anything good, let me know.
I'm in on your next purchase.

People don't really want your help. They want you to do all the work. I go in the office from 11am to 2pm usually. Why... because I...
Ha Ha -- and this is why the thread cannot be closed. That's Gold Jerry! Gold!
[video=youtube;j0qm0KUPeD8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qm0KUPeD8[/video]
 

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o_O Why on earth is so much of this thread about rudeness!? I really hope this thread is full of trolls, because the alternative makes me sad.
 

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People don't really want your help. They want you to do all the work. I go in the office from 11am to 2pm usually. Why... because I...
Employees would rather you hold their hand every time. When you are not around they have to figure things out for themselves. I have noticed this works better for everyone.
 

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o_O Why on earth is so much of this thread about rudeness!? I really hope this thread is full of trolls, because the alternative makes me sad.
Obviously you have not spent much time on the forum. The ones you believe are "trolls" are the one's you should be listening to and heeding their advice.
 

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Obviously you have not spent much time on the forum. The ones you believe are "trolls" are the one's you should be listening to and heeding their advice.
I think I'll stick to Vigiantie and MJ's advice, but thanks anyway. (Unless that's what you meant? Maybe I'm having a bad communication day.)
 

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Great Thread Vigilante,

It is amazing how people always look at someones success as they are "so lucky" now that they have what they have, but what I keep noticing is these people don't recognize the long hours, working weekends, scraping up your last few bucks to throw back in the business, etc. If they would actually see that, they would understand. Excellent post, lots of great points.

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Questions I was asked and Things said to me

This past week:
What do you do for a living?
What are your payments on that?
You are one lucky guy to have a Ferrari!
Find me something to sell online. - I love this one!

Things said to me during the real estate boom:
If you find anything good, let me know.
I'm in on your next purchase.

People don't really want your help. They want you to do all the work. I go in the office from 11am to 2pm usually. Why... because I...
Your message made me smile. Thanks for that.

The BEST question I have EVER been asked from a family friend inquiring about my business was :

"Where can I get a list of things I can sell on Amazon...is there like a list somewhere?" (direct quote, not a paraphrase).

Hope to see you at B&P Bio.
 

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he's still making $$ while replying back to all these posts.
True. Passive income is addicting.
 

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this type of mindset should be celebrated.

its sad that society vilifies and penalizes people like this. society should celebrate and protect entrepreneurs not penalize them(taxes etc)

the single best thing you can do for society is to be an entrepreneur and create value, jobs and wealth. by far. these days you are accused of being lucky and bad for being productive and called a capitalist pig(thanks kak :D)
 

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People don't really want your help. They want you to do all the work.
People have this tendency to think that work and mistakes shouldn't have to be repeated. They feel cheated when they ask "how" and are told "work".

They believe you made the mistakes and took the time to learn so they shouldn't have to. They lose interest very quick when you aren't handing them a repeatable template that lets them slap their name on the front door.

When you don't provide a turn-key business to them they assume you must clearly be selfish and are trying to prevent them from being successful. They then move on to the next success story - maybe they will be more understanding of their difficulties.
 

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To add to that. I remember a quote somewhere that went something like;

If you want to do something in life or achieve something. You will have people that don't like it, and don't like what they think you represent. It stops many people going for their goals.


Also another was something like;

It's better to polarize people. Some will hate you, some will love you. It's the ones that love you that become your loyal customers.
 

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This thread has been motivational to me and actually drove me to action. I became aware of a need today, walked into a store and made a pitch to solve their need. Within 20 minutes, they are considering using me to fill a 50,000 unit order that will be worth $150k in sales. Keep in mind, I have no equipment or location to make these units should I get the order but I feel like I'm under motion.
 

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To add to that. I remember a quote somewhere that went something like;

If you want to do something in life or achieve something. You will have people that don't like it, and don't like what they think you represent. It stops many people going for their goals.


Also another was something like;

It's better to polarize people. Some will hate you, some will love you. It's the ones that love you that become your loyal customers.
Interesting and a bit scary, but I think you are right. Look at Chick fil A.
 

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This thread has been motivational to me and actually drove me to action. I became aware of a need today, walked into a store and made a pitch to solve their need. Within 20 minutes, they are considering using me to fill a 50,000 unit order that will be worth $150k in sales. Keep in mind, I have no equipment or location to make these units should I get the order but I feel like I'm under motion.
Holy crap! Well done!
 
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This thread has been motivational to me and actually drove me to action. I became aware of a need today, walked into a store and made a pitch to solve their need. Within 20 minutes, they are considering using me to fill a 50,000 unit order that will be worth $150k in sales. Keep in mind, I have no equipment or location to make these units should I get the order but I feel like I'm under motion.
Hell yes! Speed+
 

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Within 20 minutes, they are considering using me to fill a 50,000 unit order that will be worth $150k in sales.
You should start a progress thread regarding this.
 

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I think I'll stick to Vigiantie and MJ's advice, but thanks anyway. (Unless that's what you meant? Maybe I'm having a bad communication day.)
You got it!---->What we have here is a failure to communicate....LOL
 

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Vig:

I thought you said you didn't drink....what's that in the foreground? Did you pour it for your next visitor? LOL
 
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1. I drink. Like a fish.

2. I generally don't drink here... in the office. I just have the means to drink.

3. Today, it just seemed... right.
 

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Questions I was asked and Things said to me

This past week:
What do you do for a living?
What are your payments on that?
You are one lucky guy to have a Ferrari!
Find me something to sell online. - I love this one!

Things said to me during the real estate boom:
If you find anything good, let me know.
I'm in on your next purchase.

People don't really want your help. They want you to do all the work. I go in the office from 11am to 2pm usually. Why... because I...
That reminds me, I know I am not "there" yet but my friends all know I will be and work hard to get there. I always get "yo, someday we should be business partners" or "hey, ill go in half with you on a project." Basically, they want me to do all the work and them reap the benefits. There are friends who help me unconditionally and I do not forget them or their help. It is amusing to hear sometimes.
 

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Fuente. Poor man's Cuban. See you at B&P.
 

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