The more active you are in the business world, the more personality types you’re going to deal with. Some of the most successful guys I know in the online space are also the most humble. Take for instance Jason Akatiff, owner and operator of Ads4Dough. Jason is one of the most non-chalant and humble guys I know. One would never expect that Jason is one of the largest affiliates in the world and runs the best affiliate network out there.
On the exact opposite end of the spectrum there’s the guys that let success get to their heads. This group makes a few million dollars and quickly forget that they’re as human as the rest of us. The “Rich Jerk” is the quintessential money-got-to-your-head internet marketer:
Regardless of the personality type you’re dealing with, if someone adds value to your business ask yourself this questions: Would you rather be rich or right? Let’s be rich and make everyone else feel like they’re right.
Don’t let your ego get in your way of success. Who cares if someone is cocky, thinks they’re better than you, or whatever. So long as they add enormous value to your business make them feel the way they want to feel. Feed their egos while they feed your wallets.
My friend Brian Hamilton had me cracking up the other day. He said “Rich, every time I deal with an unreasonable or overly cocky guy in this space I just picture them as a talking meatloaf. Because I’m just going to take a bite out of their face. They feed my family.” LMFAO – so true Brian!!
Keep your mind on the goal: success. Always keep your opinions to yourself. Your goal is to win business deals, not fruitless arguments. Be Rich, Not Right 🙂