IS IT IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS BE LIKED?

Is it important to always be liked?

A QUICK TANGENT

Sometimes we will just have to jump off the tracks and insert a random post into the mix.  This post was going to be the next installment of “researching your niche”, but instead we wanted to cover something from the book Dotcom Secrets and how it is relevant to a recent YouTube video from the Minimal Millennials.

QUESTION:  IS IT IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS BE LIKED?

In this video the Minimal Millennials talk about receiving hateful comments and the factions in their audience.  This was brought about by a hate letter left on their van.

We happen to like them very much.  As another couple seeking the same dream of living in a van while supporting ourselves from the road, they are both interesting and inspirational.  Instead of trying to appease anyone, they should celebrate who they are and, if anything, be more themselves versus trying to be more likeable.

In Dotcom Secrets, Russell Brunson writes about “the attractive character” in secret #6.  He posits that if you are too safe in trying not to offend anyone, then you risk being boring.  Polarizing content or opinions causes your audience to fall into tribes.

Those that love you become your diehard fans.  Some will be neutral.  The third tribe is where it gets interesting.  It seems that those who dislike you may follow, comment, and share your content as much if not more than those that love you.

THE ANSWER TO “IS IT IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS BE LIKED?” IS A RESOUNDING NO

What comes to mind immediately, and this is the same example Russell uses in the book, is Howard Stern.  People “LOVE” him or “love to HATE him”.

It is by having your own character and opinions that people can find you interesting.  If you are bland and have no character, then what is there to be interested in?

Check out Russell’s book here ==>> Dotcom Secrets

While the Minimal Millennials haven’t done anything to offend anyone, they still seem to be attracting some crazy people.  It seems that some people find pleasure in following them and spouting negativity.  If people only seemed to dislike them, then maybe they should consider some changes; however, they seem to have an audience that is primarily supportive with a few dingbats who have nothing better to do with their time than just not watch if they don’t like them.

CHECK OUT MORE OF THEM HERE ==>>  Minimal Millennials

 

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1 thought on “IS IT IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS BE LIKED?”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! It’s been a wild ride but we’ve learned so much and you are completely right about not always needing to be liked. In fact, it can attract more people who NEED what you have to say and who you can have a deep impact on. So glad you posted this! Definitely giving me food for thought today 🙂

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