Arrogance and Hostility Will Get You Everywhere

An arrogant, negative and hostile attitude will get you everywhere, right?

Not in my world but if that’s how you choose to live, that’s cool. We just won’t be spending much if ANY time together.

True story:

I reached out to a local business owner here in Charlotte with a handwritten note asking to learn more about her business, which happens to be quite relevant to my own current and past real estate clients, really to anyone who owns a home.

So I did get a response, just not quite the one I would’ve expected.

This local Charlotte business owner called me and after introducing herself and thanking me for the note….proceeded to spend 10 minutes bashing her competition, then telling me what internet searches I am totally missing the boat on and how anyone that doesn’t use x/y/z internet tools is “THROWING business away”.

Um, for a few minutes I was honestly confused but after several attempts to engage this person and oh, maybe learn about THEIR business it was clear that wasn’t the purpose of the call.

And that’s cool but I won’t be calling you back for another round. After all of that, I’d learned exactly 0 about their business and that was the whole point of my reaching out to them. Apparently they missed it.

Got arrogance and negativity to share? Awesome, but it’s not welcome in my world and all I could think of after the call ended was how crystal clear they came across.

If you are a small business owner here in Charlotte, or even if you provide a service to local Charlotte area residents….I would LOVE the chance to connect with and learn more about what you do and offer to our community.

Truly and sincerely. I’m always excited to meet and engage with new contacts here locally. Those who are interested in actually connecting and sharing what they do that is 🙂


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About dianemcdermott

Joyfully divorced, Diane is passionate about sharing her story, experience, wisdom and insight from this beautifully brutal life. Passionate about heartfelt connection in all areas of her life she is a public introvert and most enjoys connecting with and spending quality time with friends, chosen family and clients that are uplifting and inspiring. Her core values of connection, humor, integrity, authentic alignment influence all aspects of her life. She is intentional in all that she does. Diane is the founder and owner of Between the Lines LLC Ghostwriting Services and McDermott Real Estate LLC
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