You know some people look at you in a T-shirt and go, Yeah, you’re comfortable with yourself. Some people look at you in a T-shirt and go, You’re supposed to be an influencer, put a suit on. what are you doing? Have a shave. You see what I mean? And you know, some people are like, Oh, you’re interviewing Rob. Yeah, Rob’s work is good. You’re interviewing Rob, what are you interviewing Rob for? He just rants for a living, you know, get him off your podcast. Anything could be a perceived upside and downside. So let’s look at haters. Most people just don’t get the upside of having haters. If they saw the true upside of having haters, they’d want more. So here are the upside of having haters.
Number one, haters and critics force you to evaluate and check and research your work, force you to grow, force you to improve, number one. Number two is as you get a hater and you transcend that level, you’re presented with more to transcend the next level, and the next level and the next level. Think about how many haters Donald Trump has, for example, you know, he has millions. When you get to presidential level that comes with the territory. Number three is it makes you more resilient. It makes you more stoic. It makes you more balanced when you can handle haters. Number four, they’re brilliant for your algorithms. I know you hate them on Facebook ads. But when there’s a sub thread that kicks off because of a hater, that actually opens up the algorithm and you get more reach. So much so, actually, that Facebook will derank or dequalify your ads if you delete all the comments, so don’t delete all the comments.
So there’s multiple benefits. I’ve got motivation from haters, I’ve got quotes from haters. I’ve got the desire to prove people wrong from haters. My haters have given me so many gifts. They just don’t realize that they’re bringing me so many gifts. I just need more. Bring me more gifts. And I think that’s wisdom. I think wisdom is to see everything in a balanced view, the upside and the downside of it. Like my rants. You know, my rants get more views than all of my other content. My rants get way more views than my deeper, better quality, more researched, more thoughtful content.
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