I sent Sarah an email with all the details she required and asked her to confirm that she received it? I never heard back.
Tom told me he’d get in touch with me tomorrow morning – he didn’t call until the following day.
Mark asked me to help him optimize his ad campaign – I showed him how to go about doing so – he never implemented it.
Are you starting to see the thread that ties all these together? In every case, these people were unresponsive, didn’t follow through, and put off taking action.
There are Sarahs, Toms and Marks in all industries in every country around the world.
What sucks is that so many people seem to be good intentioned but when it comes to communication skills and professionalism – they offer what you might expect from an elementary school student.
Rather than complain about this and ridicule such people, you’d be better off using it to your advantage.
You see, for every 10 people that don’t follow through – one will. And that one stands out. That one earns trust, respect, and becomes the one people depend on.
Sure, it won’t happen over night, but it will happen. That’s an advantage you want on your side.
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