No one gives a shit: How to get heard in a noisy market

Are you struggling to get your message out into the market? Do you feel like no one gives a shit? What’s the problem? This is the easy part, right? F*** no, this is the toughest part and I will promise you that.

Illustration Courtesy of: Cruzine

Just about anyone can come up with an idea, put together a team, and launch a product, but then comes the hardest part…getting heard.

I mean, how do you compete with the millions of other startups out there working for the same attention? You don’t, you take a step back, gather your team, and agree that you’re going to put together a fluid plan, stick to it, and never, ever, give up.

When your success is dependent on you being heard, you better be tough enough to stick it out – most people will give up.

If you want to win in this game, you have to look at the long-term and have some balls. When you get punched in the face, you have to jump right back up and get in the ring. Pussies don’t win here – people with stamina and a can do attitude win this game.

Now, be disciple and stick to it. If you want to get heard in a noisy marketplace, you need to eat, sleep, and live out your message. Be obsessed. And never give up.

Go.

How to get people to pay attention to you at dinner

I found out about this on Tumblr a few weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to share it. A San Francisco dancer named Brian ‘Lil B’ Perez and his friends came up with a game to constrain their cellphone use when they’re out having dinner. The purpose of the game was to get people off their stupid phones and engaging in conversation.

I think the idea is brilliant! It can also be used with family, co-workers, your wife, and random meetings – that is if you’re frisky enough to throw this game out there at random meeting. I say try it and see what happens! What’s the worst thing that can happen someone says, that’s a stupid game”, and get’s up and leaves.

I’ve started playing this game with friends and family and it’s a riot! Give it a try and have some fun with it! If anything, it will spark up great conversation about technology and how it impacts our lives today.

Here are the rules to the game:

“Don’t Be A Dick During Meals With Friends.”

The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check. Hell yeah, I totally dig this!

The Rules:

1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.

2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.

3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.

4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.

5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.

 

GETTING YOUR COMMUNITY RIGHT

Have you ever felt that your community is just jacked up? You have no idea what is happening or going wrong? Maybe you’re at that point of giving up. If this is you, don’t worry about it, this does happen to everyone.

Photo Courtesy of: aricacritter on Deviant Art

However, something you need to know is that it all starts with you. The community might not have to really change, you just might be the one who has to change. Unless you can change yourself, you can’t change your community. You are the game changer almost all the time.

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