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

Episode 15 · 1 year 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 stops big ask question of the day. Welcome to you. Can't just stop the place for quietly stubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and dreams. After encountering hundreds of I achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers, I've discovered that many times their 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 to reach your goals. Do I show enough empathy? Empathy is another one of those touchy Feeley terms that I don't like so much. I don't know it just 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 as an entrepreneur, I probably should care about empathy more than I do, because to be a good marketer you really need to be empathetic. You need to put yourself in the cuss in the shoes of your customer to understand what they're going through, their pain, to...

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

...absolutely no empathy, it's really hard to be an entrepreneur, to run a business, to sell something when you lack empathy. So put yourself in the shoes of your customer. What does it 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 in your own shoes, and usually this is in the wayback machine. Right. You know twenty years ago when you were in this situation, you know what that feels like and you can call that up to connect with other people who feel the same way. It's gets harder when you're trying to connect with someone who you've never walked in those shoes, and that's where empathy becomes a more of 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 work to do that and maybe I need to get better. So how can I have more empathy? How can I show more empathy feel more empathy towards other people? That's all for today's question. For more great questions to help you achieve your goals, download my fifty favorite questions. At you can't just stopcom questions or subscribe to the Youtube Channel. At you can't just stopcom YouTube. See You tomorrow.

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