How are your follow-up skills?

Every single day, I try to have great follow-up skills.

I check my e-mail at the end of the day to make sure I haven’t missed an e-mail. I check my texts to make sure I have not ignored a text.

I check my voice mail to see if there’s somebody I should have called back.

The Key to Life is Following Up

I run into a lot of people who have terrible follow-up skills. You ask them for something on a Thursday, and the following week, you’re still waiting to get a response.

And what it really shows is a lack of giving a shit about other people.

It’s a self-absorbed thing.

It means that they are more important than you are.

It’s a lack of respect when someone doesn’t follow up and give you the information that you need.

It means that they don’t respect you. I know if I don’t follow up with somebody — and there are very few people in my life that I don’t follow up with — it really means that I don’t respect them as a person.

I don’t respect who they are, I don’t respect what they’re all about.

I’ll ignore their texts I’ll ignore their e-mails. I just don’t respect who they are. I don’t like them.

But if I’m doing business with somebody, somebody asks me for something, I will follow up almost always.

Because if people don’t follow up, it’s a passive/aggressive way of behaving.

Your Follow Up Skills are Everything

And if you have to ask them for something three, four, five times, it shows that they have a lack of respect for you. It shows that they don’t really care about the job that they are doing.

So, if you want to be more successful in life, I really would like you to understand that you need to follow up better in life.

Because that’s the key to everything. Following up.

Following up and showing somebody that you care. Following up and showing somebody that you are actually worthy, that you respect their time.

And the same thinking could go with dating as well.

Ghosting and ignoring texts is seriously at an all-time high these days.

You’re not all of a sudden super-busy not to return a text from somebody who’s a potential match, to pretend that you’re super-busy.

Following up is everything.

It’s the way that you get the better dates and you get people to actually respect who you are.

And you get people to actually want to be with you and get to know you.

Follow up skills. A lot of people lack them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make changes. It doesn’t mean that you can’t change that behavior pattern in you.