Explaining Yourself: What to say when people ask you what you are doing.
Have you ever had someone ask you what you are up to,
or what you do for a living?
Have you ever struggled to simply explain your virtual business efforts in a way that your 9-5 minded friends can understand?
Lets be real an entrepreneur can at times struggle to explain themselves. After all there is a lot that goes into developing and running your own business.
Have you ever won yourself some persecution for your goals, and your desired career path,...simply because whomever you were talking to just didn't get it? Or they took it the wrong way?
I know that at times telling people what I do, and what I work on has won me weird looks.
People naturally look at me and say a kid my age should be going to university and working a part time job not trying to create a million dollar business out of nothing. I know in many ways some of my peers think I'm crazy.
The other day My Grizzly Mentor shared with me what I should say when people ask me what I do. Rather than try and explain the minor details and the overall strategy of what I'm doing simple share the overall concept.
He told me to simple say: "I'm working toward trading products and services for money rather than trading hours." (something along those lines.) He explained that most people simply trade their hours for money, and most are fine with that trade off. I'm not, so I can simply explain that rather than trade my hours for money, I'm working to trade products and services for money. This way (in the long term) I keep more of my time. This is a quick and simple way to explain virtual entrepreneurship.
So instead of doing this every time some asks you what you do:
(Don't waste everyone's time by trying to explain everything you are doing in every detail. People will get lost, and become disinterested. If you feel like you need a white board to explain yourself to people, then this just might be a very helpful post for you.)
Do simply say this:
(Always keep your explanation quick and simple. Keep it conceptual. Keep the conversation as condensed as possible. Telling people that you don't want to trade your time for an income can still come across as bold and arrogant, but quite frankly its the best way to put it in as little words as possible.)
How have you explained yourself to your family, friends, and acquaintances?
Have you struggled to know just what to say?
Try out the explanation My Grizzly Mentor gave me.
What do you think? Does the explanation make sense?
I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Keep trudging through the forest. Don't give up. Always remember to take things one paw at a time. Be patient.
All the best in all your online business and self improvement efforts.