My favorite way to deal with naysayers

From Gary Vee:

Q. How would you respond to the naysayers who dismiss [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][your business/product] as a passing fad?

A. I wouldn’t!

Amen. In my 19 year NM career, I almost never “handled” or bothered to overcome, objections. I’ve taught that for years. I’d rather say No first to any naysayer.

Some big networkers insist their new recruits overcome people’s objections. But why?

If someone doesn’t see the value or fun in the thing I’m juiced about, and isn’t curious, they can stay the way they are. They’re fine. They don’t need this. No time to convert the heathen. It’s not like they’re all there is.


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Kim Klaver


  • Don't waste your time on people who don't get it. If they don't like the product you are wasting your time and frustrating your self.

    I say have them try the product and if they like it then we can talk.

  • I think this is a great strategy. Ignore the folks who aren't interested. If you take the time and effort to convince them now, odds are you'll be convincing them again and again every month.

    Also, teaching how to overcome objections just teaches people to expect objections.

    Thanks for the good words.

    Steve DeVane

  • Last night, I had a relative tell me, "I don't think you'll ever make any money with those Pops."

    She's a nurse, and brand new out of school. She doesn't yet know what she's in for at the hospital.

    I wasn't even talking to her about anything, much less what I was marketing. She just said it completely out of the blue.

    I just smiled and put her comment in my memory file, to be used as motivation to keep right on keeping on.


    Eat Well. Live Well.

  • Yes Kim,

    People don't like to be convinced of anything. If they do they've already convinced themselves and only need to have that validated. Or they would like to be convinced because they see something of value in what you have already. Any other convincing is time and energy wasted. The few times when I made the mistake and did convince someone I quickly discovered that the conviction was very superficial and didn't last. So the best thing to do is to let people come to you if they choose after they've seen what you have. They'll be happy and the ones who don't see any value should be left happily moving on. No hard feelings on anybody's part.

  • It's no fun spending all my time explaining the benefit of the whole food vitamin we use and market.

    No one can convince me that playing Golf is fun anymore than I can convince the wrong person that a whole food multi is like a good dose of nutrition in a little capsule!

    Thanks for the reminder Kim


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