Entitlement and Empathy

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Recently in Australia we had our parliament speaker forced to resign due to ridiculous expenses claimed for and paid by the taxpayer ranging from down the road helicopter flights, weddings, fundraisers and overseas trips. Some of these things were extreme but apparently made in the name of helping the Australian people, something for which I can’t see how socializing and networking amongst your own constituents is for the common good. This has been rather embarrassing for the government of the day as its main key policy since election has been that the age of entitlement is over and we the people need to tighten our belts.

So lets talk about entitlement and empathy. Entitlement is defined as a right to a guaranteed benefit such as a tax benefit and empathy is defined as the intellectual identification of experiencing the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of another for example how you might feel about a victim of a serious crime. What somebody is entitled to is open to debate, however what we feel can not be denied. Dare I say we are entitled to what we feel, if we feel our empathy been taken advantage of, then we are entitled to say so.

The purpose of government is to be a lighthouse for the people, to provide services for the population so it can advance, hence Advance Australia Fair. After this is done, then the role of the individual is to improve themselves, it is this empathy that all Australians and I imagine others as well are all entitled too. This is also a great example of entitlement, an entitlement of empathy.

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Ego or Confidence

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Ego is not a dirty word said the skyhooks! I would have to agree, often in social media people can make the mistake of confusing the idea of how many followers, friends or circles they have is related to how much success you have, no doubt quantity is important, you need to have a decent size audience, however you need to have a quality audience that you can connect with and relates to your goals and goes where you want your opportunity, website or blog to be.

Getting back to ego, as the famous song by skyhooks states if I didn’t have an ego I wouldn’t be standing here today singing to you today. Ego is necessary, we need to think highly of ourselves, give ourselves the best outlook, however this isn’t to be confused with egotistic which has no regard for others. At the end of the day our life is in our hands, so if we have high opinion of ourselves, at times when people doubt us we are then aware of our good qualities, our strengths.

It is these strengths that our social media profiles need to demonstrate so we can focus getting our quality followers, friends and circles and increase it’s quantity. I guess at the end of the day you need to know yourself, be yourself and be happy with who you are and let your tweets, posts and profile reflect you and allow that good side of you to shine.

Take care and keep the faith 🙂

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Narcissism – Look at ME!

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Social media is probably one of the best ways to communicate throughout history, however it doesn’t change our inner selves and how we choose to express ourselves. There has been a lot of talk of how Narcissism is rife, especially with the youth and social media has been held to blame.

Thinking back before even internet, I ran into as many narcissistic and self absorbed people back then as I do now, it’s just now it is more grotesque, posting stupid pictures of themselves on Instagram doing mindless things or just as silly trying to show off their wealth, however they don’t show us the lessons they have learned or perhaps the mounting debt they hide.

Another way to look at social media and they way I utilise it for Basicozbizinfo is to communicate ideas, thoughts, positivity and solutions. I find the networks I use, isn’t just Twitter, however I use Google Plus and WordPress as well and find an array of people all sharing their thoughts, and those thoughts are loaded with empathy and all coming from people I have chosen to follow or they have chosen to follow me.

Having said that you will notice I haven’t mentioned Facebook or Instagram. The reason I choose not to use these networks is they mainly focus on “Keeping up with Jones” mentality, this could be just the way they are marketed and that’s the impression I get, no doubt, however I would rather share my thoughts, feelings and ideas as opposed to me pulling a funny face on newly polished floor or trying to convince people my life is wonderful, nobody’s life is. When you share thoughts feelings and ideas you share your soul with wonderful people and at the end of the day, these are the people you chose to follow and they chose you, therefore social media is NOT to blame.

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Dismissing Timewasters

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Time is money, money is time, empathy is everything. This is my motto when it comes to timewasters, in the world of business, we are always running into people with their own agendas, or their own interpretations of what we do or offer and we need to continuously remind them of what we are about, however what do we do with the people who waste our precious time with silly questions or show interest and then never hear from them again.

We usually compalin or curse or if you are really vengeful seek out to waste their time. I have another thought, I came across a tweet from Witty Parrot – “The word NO is every salesteam’s biggest nightmare. But that doesn’t mean the end of the road for that opportunity” what is the underlying meaning of that, one could say that it means you need to be more persistant in reaching more people to get to your YES or perhaps could it mean we need to approach our message more directly, maybe the person we are talking too isn’t wasting our time but waiting for us to tell them something they want to hear.

When people go to a stadium to watch their team play at a match, they all have ther own interpretation of how that game went. An obvious example would be that the winning team would think the game went great where as the losing team thought it was awful, however you have also people who may say the reason for the teams perfomance is due to poor conditions or perhaps the lead player wasn’t well, another may say that their team is highly skilled and train hard, thats the reason for their success.

Either way its their outlook that decides their response. I think it is our job as business people, entreprenuers, affiliate marketers, Sales people and so forth to discover their outlook and and see if what we offer matches their outlook and of course benefits them in someway, like when we use our empathy, hence there is no timewaster just people who didn’t get our message.

Take care and keep the faith 🙂

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