True story: One man marries and divorces 6 wives in 10 years.
True story: A woman tells 7 different dentists over 5 years that none of them know how to make good dentures.
True story: A business owner hires 5 marketing consultants in 7 years, yet the business continues to decline.
Question: What do the man, the woman, and the business owner have in common?
Are they unlucky in love, periodontal disease and commerce?
Or, are they willingly unwilling to find success?
The man in the first story is a terrible husband.
The woman in the second story is a lousy patient.
The business owner in the third story….well, you get the picure.
Moral: As you navigate the stormy waters of life, spend some time in self-examination. Failure isn’t a bad thing, as long as you can learn from it and apply what you’ve learned in the future.
The Flip Side
Question: What do the 6 wives, 7 dentists and 5 marketing consultants have in common?
Each of them likely ignored many warning signs that they were about to be engaged by an asshole.
Moral: As you strive for love and success, find a way to steer clear of people who refuse to be happy. This often involves trusting your gut feelings as well as your closest advisors. Sometimes that’s hard to do.
*In Ad-Writing 101 we learn that the purpose of the headline is to get you to read the next line. Did it work?