“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first” (Robert Jones Burdette)
Have you ever read a blog post that talks down to the readers? It’s as if the writer believes their knowledge means they should be rewarded- automatically. We live in a world where rights and privileges get confused. To Give more Value, and Increase you Conversions, This attitude has to change.
Often people think they have a right to infringe on other people’s rights to get what they want! They behave a society owes them something.
In turn, they suggested their readers that they deserve something irrespective of whether they can afford it or not. Sometimes they are playing to the fact that their readers have a sense of injustice.
The person who has had a traumatic experience in early life may want to compensate by buying everything and anything in sight maxing out his credit cards.
Jean Twenge, in her book “Generation me and a narcissism epidemic” discovered that the younger generations have a disconnect. They want greater material wealth, but they have a decreased desire to work. There is some evidence that selfies and self-promotional blogs fuel this mistaken belief that people are superior.
The Problem With a Sense of Entitlement
The obvious downside is the fact that you’re not inclined to work as hard. You are more inclined to think you should have things based on who you are or what you have been through. Unfortunately, this prevents you from taking responsibility.
You’re making unrealistic demands on your readers by focusing on gaining what you think you deserve. It will be impossible for you to contribute to a relationship with them.
You will become focused on what you’re not getting. Unfortunately one of the laws of the universe states that what we resist we attract.
By doing this, you will attract to you more loss. In turn. This will lead to a feeling of bitterness, and you will feel victimized.
Don’t think you are An Affluenza
For those that don’t know what affluenza means, it’s like being Donald Trump. You think you are above the law because of who you are. You can dismiss sexual harassment by calling it locker room chitchat.
The harsh reality is, whether you’re the smartest person on the planet or had a childhood the most perverse conditions you don’t become more deserving of anything including good fortune more than anyone else.
Before money came into existence trade had existed. Men and women the world over had exchanged things of value for other things of value. Because they had no currency in the form of money they had to set a price regarding value.
So a farmer may have sold a field of corn to a blacksmith and in return had his horses shod for a year!
There was no other way of establishing value except between two parties.
Use that concept today
It would do no harm to think of your business in that way today.
Your problems are not unique. No one’s life can never be the same as yours, but people have equivalent sorrows, letdowns, and tragedies.
If you can recognize your customers’ pain and respond to it in a natural way, you will give them more value.
You can change how you respond to your readers without thinking you are more deserving of anything.
All of you will have heard of stories about cancer patients with a short time to live, yet they are determined to achieve something. They want to make their mark on the world before they leave it. They may want to raise money for a charity or another course. However, they give value to do it.
It’s not their mentality to ask why me? It’s their mentality to think they are one of the luckiest people alive.
Focus on your efforts, not your importance
If you want more customers, you need to change how people perceive you. To do that, you need to change your attitude. Focus on what you’re giving people; there is always room for improvement.
Accept criticism gracefully. You will get feedback, not all of it is pleasant. However, you can use the feedback to learn and grow. Feedback is always given based on how a person perceives you, to change that you have to change yourself and your attitude.
Recognizing that you have unattractive characteristics problems and insecurities will help you to communicate with your customer. They have the same challenges, use it as an excuse to interact with them on a more meaningful level.
The more you can empathize with your customer the more likely they are to trust you and spend money with you.
Stop and think how other people feel. I am sometimes impatient, and I have to rein myself in very hard otherwise, I can appear to make people look stupid, and that is never my intention.
If you think you’re entitled to more than you have, you will waste a lot of time and energy. That time could be better spent understanding your customer and your niche.
The center of the universe mentality is not attractive.
If you feel, you are better than other people in most tasks it will show in your writing.
You should bring yourself and your personality into your writing because it allows your readers to empathize with you. But that doesn’t mean you have to talk about yourself more than other people.
Think about how you can give more value and give more expertise to your customers. What are they really need?
Would they benefit from a free report? A free report they could download without an opt-in will increase their trust in you. Again trust is an important issue when people come to buy from you.
Dumping the world owes you a living mentality will help you build credibility with your customers and increase conversions because you will be giving more value on a daily basis.