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

Episode 15 · 7 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 juststops big ask question of the day. Welcome to you. Can't just stopthe place for quietly stubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and dreams. After encountering hundredsof I achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers, I've discovered that many timestheir impact comes from the questions they ask as much as the actions they take. That's why I invite you to answer a question each and every day toreach your goals. Do I show enough empathy? Empathy is another one ofthose touchy Feeley terms that I don't like so much. I don't know itjust it just doesn't feel right to me, and maybe that's the capitalist in me, the entrepreneur me. I'm like, who cares about empathy? But asan entrepreneur, I probably should care about empathy more than I do,because to be a good marketer you really need to be empathetic. You needto put yourself in the cuss in the shoes of your customer to understand whatthey're going through, their pain, to...

...figure out how what you're doing helpsthem. If you can't make that connection, it's really hard to sell something ifyou have absolutely no empathy skills whatsoever. So maybe reassessing my empathy is agood thing. So again, this probably isn't just a black and whitequestion about empathy. I think the deeper question is how can I show moreempathy or have more empathy towards other people? How can I put myself in theirshoes and really feel that, not just kind of from an analytical pointof view just Yep, that's their problem and I see that and I understandthat. No, you know, really put myself in there and feel whatit's like to be one of them, to be one of my customers orjust other people in general. I guess to be a good human in thisworld you need some empathy. Those people without any empathy we usually end upputting in prison at some point because they just don't mix so well with therest of us. So if you have...

...absolutely no empathy, it's really hardto be an entrepreneur, to run a business, to sell something when youlack empathy. So put yourself in the shoes of your customer. What doesit feel like? This is why I'm good at selling to people like 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 know twenty years ago when you were in this situation, you know whatthat feels like and you can call that up to connect with other people whofeel the same way. It's gets harder when you're trying to connect with someonewho you've never walked in those shoes, and that's where empathy becomes a moreof a skill, and I think some people are just born with empathy.My wife is super empathetic. She can really feel the pain of other people, and I'm not so good at it.

I have to I have to workto 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 to help youachieve your goals, download my fifty favorite questions. At you can't juststopcom questions or subscribe to the Youtube Channel. At you can't just stopcom YouTube.See You tomorrow.

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