Hi everyone. I had all sorts of thoughts in my head this morning…after a few different incidents where people emailed me repeatedly trying to strong-arm me or kiss my butt to get me to promote their “shortcut” software or services.
Even after you say no, they keep after you – and I HATE pushy people like that. I really do. It flooded in within the past 24 hours. Some were PMs on Facebook and some were emails. One was a DM on Twitter. Did I put out a bat signal that I needed some spammy JV partners or something?
The thing that sticks out with me with these people is they obviously don’t know me – or they’d know NOT to promote “fast shortcuts” as a primary perk. One even told me how I could rip off my PLR customers with his spinning software and you’d be none the wiser. Sorry, I won’t be sharing that tidbit.
If I were not a patient woman, I would do anything to make money fast. I’ve said no to so many big “opportunities” – promotion swaps, list swaps, free trips to Singapore and London for seminars I was asked to speak at.
I think so many people lack patience in every part of their lives. I see parents grabbing their kids by the arm in the store and being impatient instead of kindly talking to that little person who loves them so much. It breaks my heart.
I see drivers swerving in and out of traffic, almost causing wrecks and ruining someone’s life. That was almost me this morning, too. A slightly different version. In four lane traffic, I was in the 2nd to the left lane. The highway was wide open, drivers going between 65-70 mph.
A car to the right of me swerves in front of me into my lane. I hate being on people’s bumpers, so I started to move my car into the lane he’d been in, to the right. But he sped up, so I stayed put.
If I’d been impatient or annoyed that he got right in front of me, then that impatience would have cost me and my kids our lives. If I’d just had to move to the right and pass him up, we would have slammed into a dump truck that was at a full stop in the middle of the highway. His drive shaft and tires had locked and he couldn’t move off to the shoulder.
Right after I passed, shivers up and down my body, another car did slam into the truck, killing a baby 3 year old girl and critically injuring her Mom. I cried all morning. The truck driver is devastated, too. Who knows – someone might have swerved to miss the truck and this Mom didn’t have time to move over. I saw the car – I knew by looking at it that the driver couldn’t have survived.
I started thinking about how many times a little bit of patience has changed my life for the better. I’m so grateful that I’ve kept a level head in my life – in driving (I let people in, I never act reckless), with my kids (I have such a close bond with them), and in my business (I feel proud of my accomplishment and slow growth).
Be patient with yourself, too, please. Whether it’s about dieting or learning something new. Be kind to yourself. Nothing’s going to be better if you beat yourself up or rush something.
I saw a lady being very impatient in the grocery store yesterday. She got angry with the young cashier and picked up her food divider and slammed it into the gum rack, muttering about how he’d done something she didn’t like. The man in front of me turned to look at me and I said loudly, “MAN I hate bitchy people!” (hoping she’d hear it and maybe contemplate it later). He smiled and nodded. Turns out he was her husband.
I just hate seeing impatient people take out their bad moods and reckless behavior on others. That’s what these spammers and scumbags do. They’re impatient for fast money, so you become the victim.
My heart is heavy for that family today…