Today’s guest post is written by Pamela Wright.
“Maybe you should call Bill. He has more experience with this than I do.”
“I can give you the name of a person who can do this for you. He’s a lot more expensive than I am, but he is worth it.”
“I learned everything I know from her. I’m sure she is available.”
These are some of my favorite things to say to potential clients when I am feeling inadequate for the task.
I’m not inadequate for the task. I’m not even so overworked that I can’t take any more clients.
The real problem? It’s not that I’m afraid to fail; I’m afraid to succeed.
You see if I succeed, then I have to live up to everyone’s expectations of me. If I stay at a level of occasional clients, all my friends and relatives look at my business as a hobby.
I once thought I was the only one with this affliction, but the more I look around my marketing peers, the more I realize there are many of us out there. That’s why I am organizing ASAAC (Avoid Success At All Costs) to begin researching the symptoms and the cause of this dreaded disease.
If you join today you will receive an official certificate that can be framed and posted on your office wall worth $1,000. Wait until your friends and family see your disease is real and not a result of your being too lazy to go out and get the clients.
But wait, that’s not all: If you join today you will also receive a butt cushion for your office chair that proudly proclaims you will Avoid Success At All Costs on one side and Proud to Support My Competition on the other side. This cushion alone is worth $500.
I’m not through yet!
You will also receive a directory of all of your competitors, their phone numbers, and email addresses to make those referrals easier for you. After all, the time it takes to find those names and numbers could be better spent over a latte wondering why clients are always asking you to do something that someone else does so much better than you. This personalized directory is valued at over $1,900.
Act today and your membership packet, worth more than $5,000, will be mailed to you with your payment of only $19.95.
Here is what some people are saying about this unique organization:
“What a great idea. Now I don’t have to explain to everyone why my business is failing! I just show them my cushion and there are no further questions.”
“Thank you for organizing us! I always knew I wasn’t a failure. I’ve been afflicted with ATS (Afraid to Succeed) all of my life. It all began when I was seven and my father told me I can be anything I want to be, as long as I truly want it. I haven’t wanted success since then.”
“I have been an ATS sufferer for years. Finally I have a certificate that proves my excuses are valid!”
Join now. You won’t regret it!
PS: Please forward those clients to me. I will make sure they receive the service they are looking for without your having to miss your latte.
Pamela Wright and her company, FocusedWords, are dedicated to helping promote and market RV Parks/Resorts/Campgrounds to RVer’s everywhere. If you haven’t been to an RV resort lately, you need to check it out!