Nice to meet you! Would you like to get married?
Sounds silly, right?
Except that is exactly what happens whenever someone with a bullshit title like ‘life’ or ‘success’ coach connects to me out here in the wilds of the internet and immediately starts spamming me with their snake oil hokum.
Look – you want to sell me something? Fine.
But the way to do it is not to go all “Billy Mayes” mere seconds upon connecting.
You only come across as a douche.
If you want to connect and start a dialog, I’m all ears. I may – or may not – buy into what you’re selling. But at least give me the chance to catch my breath before jamming your spam into my inbox, wall posts, and statuses.
I don’t believe in “The Secret”, Santa Claus, or Multi-Level Marketing.
I do believe in great ideas, executed upon, with detail and care.
Everything else is just noise.