Wolf of Wall Street Tactics To Get Ahead of Your Competition

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Did you see the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”?

If you haven’t, it’s a real story about this guy Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who rose to riches as a wall street broker selling crappy penny stocks and making a killing from other illegal stock market stuff a while back.

As I was watching with my wife I actually felt sorry for the guy that eventually lost all the money, power and family he had and was sent to jail for 3 years. Nowadays he teaches sales, and this movie made him a mega-star.

That was simply the awesome role played by Leo who brought out the supposedly humane side of Mr. Belfort – how he took care of his employees and looked out for his friends, but the truth is a lot of innocent people lost their hard-earned money and financial security listening to and trusting this crook.

A lot of these sweet talking sellers are scamming innocent people and business owners online today. I too ate my share of scam cake a while back, leaving me with less money than I began with, with that gut-wrenching feeling I’ve spent my precious time on these idiots. It’s amazing how looking back you just can’t believe you fell for such idiotic ideas and was so convinced these people had that secret sauce you needed to succeed.

They rely on our hope for honest help and service and do the exact opposite, as Mr. Belfort did to his clients.

But that’s exactly why I believe that when so many scammy stuff goes around – an honest and real client-serving business can thrive simply by over-delivering on their promises, giving much more value than what they’re paid.

One sure way of creating trust is basing at least part of your fees on the success your client gets from the work you’ve done for him.

It’s also a great stimulation for yourself to always remember to put all your best efforts into everything you do for your clients, while everybody gets something out of it.

Another great way to immediately create trust, especially in light of these “experts”, which was taught by Gary Halbert, is using candor – actually listing out in advance all your flaws creates belief and trust right from the get-go.

One caveat is I wouldn’t suggest doing free work to gain trust – this usually sends out the wrong message, one of despair and neediness that usually attracts exactly that negatively exploiting crowd that search for freebies – if you really are good at something, never do it for free.

Treat your audience like you’d treat your friends – that’s a sure way to stand out like a sore thumb in your market.

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