Let me give you an example of the difference between super successful people and mediocre business people (or unsuccessful ones).
In one of the business parks I have an office in, there is a pole that protects the main gate. A lorry knocked it down some days ago. I suggested we pay to put it back ASAP so the gate is protected and we won’t end up spending more on a new gate if a lorry hits it again.
Two of the people on the annoying business park's WhatsApp group want to use the cameras, find the lorry, go after the insurance company and claim the money and then fix the pole!
THIS is such a great example of the mind of someone like me v most other people. Between all the units, it’s like £10 each to put the pole back and that’s the end of it.
These 2 unit owners clearly have a lot of spare time on their hands to go through camera footage, contact insurance companies, claim and stress themselves out in the process. If we make a claim, it will probably affect our premium too and I don’t even think it will get anywhere as lorries there are a dime a dozen.
So many business people are like this. They just don’t have a clue. They seem to have absolutely no value for their time and are happy to waste their own and other people’s time to “do the right thing” when the right thing clearly does not make sense in the grander scheme of things. In fact, I would argue that the right thing, especially if you respect your time, is to devote all of 1 minute to this “issue” and move on.
In life, I often avoid dealing with people I don’t want to deal with for exactly the above reasons. People’s mentalities can dig into your time and hold you back from the bigger things in life. “Explaining” what is logical in terms of time v value to someone on a totally different wavelength is very frustrating and probably one of the reasons that many super successful people are considered unfriendly or aloof. They like to get on with the big things and don’t have time for silly people and their “issues”.
If you want to be more successful stay away from people who are not on your wavelength as much as you can.