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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Smiths Were Right!

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I won’t get any kudos from those obsessed by Keyword and SEO marketing strategies for that Blog title I’m guessing!
Back in the 80’s a pop band called the Smiths had one very memorable verse that went something like this: ‘Why do I give valuable time to people who don’t care if I live or die?’
The reason for that rather cryptic introduction is the recent realization that an incredible amount of missed opportunities in life are as a result in us caring too much about the opinions of complete strangers. Sounds ludicrous?
Let me elaborate. I really dislike most forums where dozens of people get to post polarizing and vitriolic opinions often based on nothing more than uninformed bias. I’m a big fan of many sports, especially EPL. I do not however spend anytime on EPL forum sites. It seems pointless and energy sapping to become engaged in puerile dialogue extolling the relative greatness of my team compared to someone else’s.
Those involved in Internet Marketing may well be confronted with the same thing. Your business opportunity may have helped a million people retire from their 9 – 5 jobs and live the life of a celebrity, yet I guarantee there’ll be a bunch of ‘turkeys’ rabidly denouncing not only the business but also anyone associated with it.
The biggest mistake you can make is investing time and energy feeding the appetite of these dream suppressors. They live to bait you. That doesn’t mean that informed debate is anything but positive-but once the dialogue descends into toxic and acrimonious banter, you can be sure there will be no winners.
This is an unusually downbeat Blog for me, but it is nevertheless something that I feel is important to share.
Businesses do come and go. Some will fullfill your every expectation and most won’t. However it’s the relationships that you nurture along the way that are enduring.
So here’s my long-winded message. Instead of spending months and years trying to find the perfect business and creating debate on every known web forum, write down what you’d like your business venture to give you. Work out your budget. Decide how much time you can invest into it and then hook up with someone that you can relate to, take some first steps and progress is assured
Kiaran Finn


  1. Hi Kiaran,

    what other people think about me is none of my business. What I think about myself is my business.

    The challenge for most people is however that among these dream suppressors are those folks that are closest to them and that are supposed to love them and support them.

    Thanks for sharing a thought-provoking post.

    Take care


  2. Hi Kiaran,

    I can see what you're saying. I'd rather spend my time with those who also want to spend their time with me. That goes for business and pleasure.

    Thanks for sharing your views.


  3. hi Kiaran

    I agree that pointless debate/argument benefits nobody. I may believe I have the best company there is, but that is my opinion. I have no right to try and convince others.

    If someone chooses to join me, that is fine. If I have to persuade someone, I will constantly be persuading them every month till I stop and they quit.

    Work and spend time with the volunteers and you will have a big business. Leave the dream stealers alone.

    Excellent post
    Thank you
    Charlie Holles

  4. Hello Kiaran,

    I understand your point. If you will keep on listening to everybody's opinion instead of your own, you will not be able to do what you really want to do. I think it's better to stick to those people who will instead of putting you down, will guide and help you attain the success you always wanted.

    Stay inspired


  5. Hi Kiaran,

    I totally agree with you. Always spend time with people who have what you want - people who will inspire you to pursue your goals.

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

    All the best,
    Mavis Nong

  6. The key is to be true to who you are and do what ever the heck you wanna do without listening to the ramblings of others. Sure it's great to take advice, but not to be taken off course.

    Thanks for sharing