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Who Asked You?

Who Asked You?

People should fear natural disasters, and the reaction to Hurricane Dorian is rational and responsible. They should fear violence and accidents.

But to fear buyers, to fear making a presentation, to fear writing something—these are irrational fears. They are fears of rejection and ego damage.

It’s very tough to recover when your car or home is destroyed. But people do it daily. It shouldn’t be at all hard to recover when someone says, “I didn’t like what you wrote” or “I didn’t like your presentation.” My usual response to that is, “I don’t recall asking your opinion,”

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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