"Things I Don't Get" - Darin Persinger

Darin Persinger, Things I don't get

There is so much going on in the world today...

In business too.

There are a fews things I don't get. They just don't make , like...

  • Why do people drink diet coke, but then eat a whole bag of chips or a bunch of pizza...
  • Why do people play slot machines…
  • Why do people complain about $4.00 a gallon gas but pay $4.25 for 16 ounces of Starbucks coffee…
  • Why are there Gooroos talking about "mobile optimize" your website, but they don't even have their email mobile optimized. (I guarantee more people are looking at emails vs your website on mobile phones)
  • Why do RE agents ask other RE agents to look at their website... unless other RE agents are your target audience, their feedback doesn't help...
  • Why do people think working from home is so productive, "because meetings and watercooler talk are a waste of time" but then spend their day on twitter and facebook groups...
  • Why do seemingly people fall for tactics and tools talk, instead of focused on the big picture of strategy...
  • Why do say they "can't afford" Top Dollar Strategy or Systems Coaching but are spending $20 - $50 a month on every new tool and shiny object that comes their way
  • Why will people/business owners pay monthly for fancy HTML email services, but don't see value in the actually copywriting, the content in the email. (They don't want to invest in learning how or think the words should just be given to them. How many times have you seen this asked, "What are you sending out to your buyer leads?"
  • Why are people so quick to judge the capacity of their skill level or ability, (I can't write like that... I'm not tech savvy... I don't know how...)
  • Why do business owners/sales people think doubling sales, means doubling time and effort involved...
  • Seriously, who decided Ben Affleck would make a good Batman? This one really chaps my hide.
  • Why do business people/sales people insist on overcomplicating everything... (is it insecurity?)
  • How does spending 10% on marketing make any kind of or even common sense...
  • Why do people get more focused on my spelling errors and grammar versus on learning how to sell to their market. Great you can spell, but I can sell. I'll stick with my skill.
  • Why do RE agents try so hard to rank with SEO AND at the same time give backlinks to ZIllow and Trulia...
  • Why do people get caught up in Facebook comment debates or blogging comment debates.... "Now that I've read your insightful comment in this Facebook thread, I've completely changed my perspective," said NO ONE EVER.
  • Why do many gooroos and marketing ex-spurts take the simple, make it complex and charge you for it... and you actually pay. (insecurity again?)
  • How did JJ Abrams get both the Star Trek and Star Wars reboot... You know he was the writer/creator of the TV show Felicity?
  • People who say that Facebook, Twitter, Etc are just tools... I don'tremember all this training and conferences being created about how to use "Fax" machines or Copiers.
  • Why business owners/sales people are spending money to collect facebook likes, but don't even have an email strategy in place.

Anyways... those are just a few of things I don't get.

I could keep going, but I better not.

I got work to do and so do you.

Nothing to sell you today, I just want you to think about this list.

Maybe make your own.

Nothing wrong with taking some time to reflect and THINK. Seriously, people just don't do enough or maybe any of it nowadays.

 

  • Stay Productive
  • Keep Focused
  • Be Consistent

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