Hello Awesome People!
Have you seen Mad Max: Fury Road? If you haven’t, it’s one awesome film and I highly suggest it. Without blowing the plot, it’s a theme of people struggling against ridiculous odds because what is “Right” is more important than their own “Survival”.
This inspired me to look at the topic of “Defiance” in a business sense.
If I have learned anything about Success, Running a Business & Entrepreneurship over the last few years, it’s the importance of being Defiant against those who “Suck”. People who “Suck” are defined for the purposes of this blog as someone who basically is trying to take advantage of you in an underbelly & unethical manner that will lead to your overall disadvantage.
My most major wins in my business have come as a direct result of defiance of someone in one form or another.
Taking this further – some of my largest mistakes have come from the opposite. This included listening to people “I knew” were taking advantage of me, but I thought I would because I wanted to be “Nice” or I was too “Scared” or something like that. I remember some great examples of me being defiant and resisting those who were pushing me around – all leading to massively profitable & successful outcomes for me and also protection of others.
One time I had a partner who didn’t like me being a “Christian” and ultimately left me because of it in that I wouldn’t change my beliefs for them. Okay! That one was hard, it tested my resolve but I stuck to my guns.
My advice & thinking? Be yourself, be intelligent and be defiant! You won’t always be in positions where you can speak your mind and you must bite your tongue, but don’t let anyone control the way you should think like I had many people try it on me. Be kind, be ethical, use your own mind and if someone is pushing you around – resist, defy, stop them and move away from them (as much as you can).
The most successful people I know have countless stories of this nature! It can be sometimes be really hard (it wasn’t easy for our protagonists in Mad Max: Fury Road) but boy it’s worth it. And your bank account shall love you!
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Edward Zia is a Marketing Mentor and Business Leader who have worked for a very long time in Marketing and loves helping Awesome Small Business Owners get more clients.