Big Ask Question of the Day
Big Ask Question of the Day

Episode 15 · 6 months ago

Do I show enough empathy?


Today's question is...

Do I show enough empathy?

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It's time for you can't just stop bigask question of the day. Welcome to you can't just stop the place for quietlystubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and dreams. After encountering hundredsof hie achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers. I'vediscovered that many times their impact comes from the questions they ask asmuch as the actions they take. That's why I invite you to answer a questioneach and every day to reach your noise. Do I show enough empathy? Empathy isanother one of those touchy, feely terms that I don't like so much. Idon't know it just it just doesn't feel right to me and maybe that's thecapitalist in me, the entrepreneur in me, I'm like who cares about empathybut as an entrepreneur, I probably should care about empathy more than Ido, because to be a good marketer, you really need to be empathetic. You needto put yourself in the cous in the shoes of your customer to understandwhat they're going through their pain,... figure out how what you're doinghelps them. If you can't make that connection, it's really hard to sellsomething. If you have absolutely no empathy skills whatsoever, so maybereassessing my empathy is a good thing. So again, this probably isn't just ablack and white question about empathy. I think the deeper question is: How canI show more empathy have more empathy towards other people. How can I putmyself in their shoes and really feel that not just kind of from ananalytical point of view, just yep that's their problem, and I see that-and I understand that now you know really put myself in there and feelwhat it's like to be, one of them to be one of my customers or just otherpeople in general. I guess to be a good human in this world. You need someempathy, those people without any empathy we usually end up putting inprison at some point because they just...

...don't mix so well with the rest of us.So if you have absolutely no end empathy, it's really hard to be anentrepreneur to run a business to sell something when you lack empathy so put yourself in the shoes of yourcustomer. What does it feel like this is why I'm good at selling to peoplelike me- and maybe you are too, because it's really easy to put yourself inyour own shoes, and usually this is in the wayback machine right. You knowtwenty years ago, when you were in this situation, you know what that feels like, and youcan call that up to connect with other people who feel the same way. It's getsharder when you're trying to connect with someone who you've never walked inthose shoes, and that's where empathy becomes more of a skill, and I thinksome people are just born with empathy. My wife is super empathetic. She canreally feel the pain of other people and I'm not so good at it. I have to. Ihave to work to do that, and...

...maybe I need to get better. So how canI have more empathy? How can I show more empathy feel more empathy towardsother people. That's all for today's question for more great questions tohelp you achieve your goals, download my fifty favorite questions at you.Can't just stop COM SA questions or subscribe to the Yutu Channel, and youcan't just stop com s. You Tube see you tomorrow. I.

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