I was going through my messages on LinkedIn the other day, and I was shocked at what someone said to me.
I'd been connected to this "gentleman" for over a year, and I had sent him a link to take my quiz to uncover his success secret.
This is the first time I've ever had a response like this one!
You know what he said?
All I did was offer him something for free that could help him in his business!
My Mom always said ...
"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"
And that's a good piece of advice to remember when you're building your business online.
Once you've put something out on social media, messaging or in an email, you can't take it back! It's out there!
And when you're trying to build a personal brand, you need to guard and protect your reputation.
It's all you have, and if you damage it, it's really hard to build back up again.
The other thing to keep in mind is that when you're promoting your business, products or services online, you really shouldn't get offended when another marketer makes an offer to you.
We're all just little humans doing the best we can, so just a reminder that behind every profile picture is a real person with real feelings, so don't be a jerk.
Your business and reputation will thank you for that.
We've all heard the phrase "it's a small world", and you never know when your paths may cross with someone again. Wouldn't that be awkward?
To your success!
P.S. Just in case you were wondering, I didn't respond to that jerk, I just blocked him. Bless and release! No need to waste any energy on that negativity!