You’re Better than Samsung

I will never buy a product that needs to shit on the competition to advertise itself.

That’s probably why I find Samsung phones unattractive.

And why I change the channel every time this Ford Territory MkII ad comes on:

It just makes me cringe at all the ugly traits coming through… insecurity… meanness… I don’t know, why is it necessary to shit on other products and people to sell ourselves?

If that’s the territory you are veering into with anything you are doing, you are playing a losing game. Because it’s all about how you perceive yourself: if you are saying the other people are worse, that’s not saying you are the best. I think that’s a distinction that can often get lost.

Ultimately, you sell by convincing people you are what they want. And really, what do people want – something that’s comparatively better than something that’s been shat all over, or the best?

I believe everyone of us has the possibility of being the best in our own way. Do you believe that about yourself?

Cheers,
Sarah
Btw, if you’re wondering how I can be employed in HR, and write about HR – here‘s my explanation.

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Be The Asshole Who Says It

Those special relationships at work aren’t doing anyone favours.

Think of that team mate that’s really liked, but needs extra guidance with ‘careful cotton gloves’- they’re not getting the real picture. And that respected colleague who can’t print a document, and isn’t improving despite an extra 20 minutes of daily help – not getting it either.

Nobody will intuitively know the truth about their incompetence if everything is signalling that they’re ok.

And that’s not fair on them.

They need to know about resilience, taking feedback, using initiative and meeting expectations. They need to know about keeping relevant skills, remaining employable, and continuous learning.

Because when change happens – and it inevitably will – the truth will come out and totally blindside them.

And just because I like to harp on to drive my point home, what about this for a kicker? “Research has shown that a teacher’s expectations can raise or lower a student’s IQ score, that a mother’s expectations influences the drinking behavior of her middle schooler, that military trainers’ expectations can literally make a soldier run faster or slower.” 

So if you want to change your life, listen to this podcast, because it will inspire you to never expect anything but the best from anyone ever again. I’m expecting you to be wowed.

Cheers,
Sarah
Btw, if you’re wondering how I can be employed in HR, and write about HR – here‘s my explanation.

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