That Time I Went Blind

 

When I joined my first opportunity, I went blind.

Blind to logic.

Here’s what I mean.

Like a loyal member, I did everything they wanted me to do. That also meant following the standard script they give when you talk with people. I didn’t like it when I read it, yet said to myself:

“Hey, it’s a big company. So they’ll know what they’re talking about!”

Right?

WRONG.

It didn’t work as you can guess.

The worst part was my blindness to a simple, logical fact.

If you don’t like the script, nobody else will.

This is why I got weird stares every time I talked with people and even a couple “How stupid do you think I am?”.

I followed the script with religious devotion for five whole weeks.

Then I put it where it belonged – inside a garbage bin.

What did I do instead?

The complete opposite of everyone else.

Talking to people with sincerity, trying to see if they are a good fit for the opportunity and acting like a real human being.

This way I saved time and energy.

I started getting more sign ups than ever before.

Everything got into place.

That’s why I hate scripts – they don’t work and make you look like a monkey.

There are better ways and I’ve shed blood, sweat, and tears to discover them and polish them.

I’m not sharing them with everyone.

You can only get them only if you’re part of my time.

Today, I want to invite you in.

Sincerely,
Joseph Smith

P.S. One other reason I hate scripts nowadays?

They’re written by people with no real life experience.

They philosophize and use scientific literature on mice to propose a “new angle”.

I prefer logic.

Would I punch you if you talked to me in this new angle? If yes, its out.

Still, it’s hard to understand what works and what doesn’t.

You can waste time and even get ridiculed as you try.

Why do this to yourself?

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