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I Know I Am Onto Something When I Create Controversy

September 21, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride spoke about creating controversy.

Hi, folks. Shawn here with you. I love sharing entrepreneurial lessons with you, as I built my business, and I’ve helped countless others build their businesses, I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way.

Today, one of the lessons I want to talk about is when you are stirring up controversy when other people are starting to like or dislike what you’re doing, you’re onto something, so if you’re doing something, and some people say it’s great, some people say it’s horrible, people start disagreeing, you’re onto something.

If you’re just out there maintaining the status quo, keeping everybody happy, not ruffling any feathers, you’re not doing enough. If your business is active and real, you’re going to get a controversy. You’re going to have different opinions.

Some people are going to think what you’re doing is great. Some people are going to think it’s misguided. Some people are going to like you. Some people are going to hate you. This is okay. You really want to be liked a lot or loved by a very small percentage of people. That will lead to great things for you. Trying to be liked by everybody is going to be a killer, so you want to really find that, and if you do some particular activity and some people think it’s great, but a small percentage of people say it was horrible, they didn’t like your message, they didn’t like the way you presented it, guess what? You’re onto it. You’re on the path of success because you’re stirring up controversy. You’re getting people emotional. They’re thinking about what you’re saying. You are being a leader, and you’re impacting the marketplace, so keep on it. You’re showing progress. Don’t give up.

So if you’re creating controversy, good. Congratulations. Let me know what controversy you’re creating. Let me know how you’re shaking it up. Drop me a note. The R. Shawn McBride fan and audiences page on Facebook, send me a message there. “Like” it, of course. Share it with your friends. YouTube channel, McBride for Business. Share it with others, and subscribe to our blogs and our law firm blogs. You’re going to get great information that’s going to help you as a business owner. Get your business evaluation checklist at McBride for Business, and let me know how I can help you. I’d love to come keynote your next event. R. Shawn McBride signing off. I will talk with you very soon.

This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Lonnie Bradley.

 

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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