Monday, September 16, 2019

Would it help if I yelled and called you names?

This is an email that I sent out to my subscribers last week.  If you want to get my daily emails, make sure you're signed up. Go to and select your topics of interest.

Would it help if I yelled and called you names?
I received the following email from one of my readers up in the thin mountain air of Colorado who meant well but made me feel kinda icky and gross:
Good morning Dave, you seem like a motivated closer and revenue generator.
May I suggest you look at the [blah blah blah] work that [screaming insult & name-calling guy who has a ‘get rich quick or be a loser’ product for sale] has to offer on Youtube.
No other person in the world has this knowledge except him at this time. [Is this a fact or an opinion?]
He lives it to this day. He was there when the world was just crumbling in the 70's and 80's. He generated all that he has.
He is the only man that I know of that never held money for a safe outcome.
I like your style which is who you are.
Go get them!
Keep your letters and positive style coming.
Thank you
C. in Colorado
[names and trademarks redacted because I didn’t work this hard for the past few years to create a platform for talking about other people’s stuff]
I think C. has misunderstood me.
I am NOT a motivated closer.
The whole idea is ridiculous.
I’ve worked my whole life in sales and never once did I ‘close’ anyone.
The very word, when used in this context, stinks of manipulation and deception.  Getting someone to hand over money for something because it benefits the seller and not the buyer.
Real businesses are built on delivering value and problem-solving.
A real business that endures the test of time provides something people want and people will ask to be able to buy it.
Don’t you call and ask your trusted auto mechanic if you can have an appointment to let him fix your car for money? Think about it.
I’m not a closer.  I’m a guy who helps people because I’m driven by a mission to help protect people from the dangers of bad deals.
I create programs and products that are informative, helpful and of value.
People step up and buy them when they’re ready and the fees they pay are what they exchange to me so I can keep doing this for all of you.
Just like the mechanic has to make money in order to be there when you need him next time.
I and other helpful business owners create opportunities that people choose to participate in.
I prefer to live amongst the civilized.

David C Barnett
P.S. The 80’s were awesome (haven’t you seen the films made in that decade?) and my videos will continue to be free from name-calling and random F-bombs.  Bye.

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