Monday, 19 August 2013

Opinions are cheap...

Critics can be destructive...

Yes, you can learn from good critic, but you can also sink from a destructive one. Don't ever think that you can get away when you destroy someones else dreams. If you don't want to help someone, don't give them your opinion. It's better to say that you don't know if you can give your opinion on it.

Don't play the know all. You don't know everything. Maybe you just can't see what this project can become. Maybe you just don't have the capacity to dream what this project could become. Anyway, you should never give a bad opinion when you don't have anything to loose from it. This means, that when you get a bad opinion from someone, ask yourself if that person has anything to loose from it. If that person has nothing to loose, don't listen to what they have to say.

Never take an opinion that has nothing to do with your business. You'll waste your time.

I know some people think that it's great to listen to what other has to say about their business. But in reality, if those person are not clients or associate, their opinion isn't worth much. Yes, you could be facing a powerful person with lots of contacts. Just take their opinion and find the best way to use it. But never use them as they are given to you, if that person doesn't have anything to loose by giving it to you.

Opinions are complicated. They can be altered by a lot of things. If you can't find what they can provide your business, put them aside. You'll find later what you could do with them.

When you improve your business, start with the faster ones that will have the lower cost. Then, go with the next one and so one. Never start improvement that will not provide a fast result.


Tom Wacker said...

Great post, Serge!! It's like my momma always said "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all..."

I gave an honest opinion trying to be helpful last week. The guy came right back to me and told me why it was...What a great reaction to what could have been taken negatively. And I ended up with a new friend. How good is that??

Serge Cote said...

Thanks a lot Tom. Yes, your mom said it right. I also think that when you can't find the word to say it in a nice way, then you should say nothing.

You're true to yourself and you always do your best to help. People who can't understand it, just don't deserve it. :)