Help Those Who Want It – Otherwise Why Waste Your Time?

By: Dan Kennedy on: May 4th, 2016 14 Comments

My good friend James Tolleson once said,

“Only when a person wants, needs and most of all, will appreciate your help, can you help them.”

We sure waste a lot of time, energy and money in our society trying to help people who are simply not ready to be helped.

Lyndon Johnson is largely responsible for implementing this very bad idea on such a grand scale that it has sucked up so much of our economic resources that our citizenry and industry are grossly overtaxed, highway and bridge infrastructure is collapsing and our national bank account is overdrawn.

Just as it’s bad public policy, it is bad private policy to try helping somebody close-minded to it or does not demonstrate any initiative seeking it.

Just for example, as soon as I discern somebody asks for my advice but then does nothing different as a result of it, I stop giving it; I may need that breath later.

Successful entrepreneurs fall into this trap dozens of different ways: employing lazy, indolent family members and trying to turn them into something is one very common miss-step.

Sales managers frequently invest 80% of their energy trying to help the 20% worst salespeople they’ve got, who, in truth, are doing nothing to help themselves, when they should be helping their top 20% peak performers do even better.

I’m frequently asked for help with business or marketing problems, but when I start telling the person what they need to do to solve their problems, it becomes apparent they do not want a list of things for them to do nor do they want to work to get better at needed skills; they want me to solve it for them.

Embroiling yourself in attempting to help those who will not actively partner in the process is neurotic behavior, to be avoided.

If you WANT help…

If you NEED help…

If you WILL take action…

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14 Responses

  1. David Hunter says:

    I’m going to the Bootcamp and can’t wait!

    Also, I was trying to help a local pizza shop with their marketing… They didn’t do anything I said, so I just wasted my breathe. Ugh!

  2. dave says:

    See you in Chicago.

  3. Chris says:

    Have you thought about putting those bootcamps and conferences online? I have commitments that keep me from leaving for more than a day trip, so travel is out of the question. But I would gladly pay to attend these if I could do them from my office via the Internet.

    Just a thought.

    • Mike Stodola Mike Stodola says:

      Chris, we’ve thought about it and maybe we’ll reevaluate this. It adds a lot to the cost to have good quality streaming and when we’ve done things like this online in the past we find the engagement very low because people have too many distractions if they aren’t in a room with us.

      • MT says:

        Agree with Chris regarding online conference streaming for the same reason. For those of us with skin in the game (payment), the likelihood of participating is strong. Speaking for myself, if I pay for it, I’ll be there! If they don’t show up, there’s no refund which also increases participation.
        I think a link can be created to attend the conference online that’s specific to each person and tracks attendance.

      • Mark L says:

        Would love to see the bootcamp streamed as I cannot get to Orlando in late February, but hate to wait until June for Chicago. I know this generally doesn’t allow for in-person sales you get at the bootcamps, but I have seen the same products sold to people that are on the streaming broadcast via a website. Same deals, same sales, people just aren’t sitting in the room. It would be extremely helpful, and I’m sure would increase your attendance and sales tremendously. Hope you consider it in the future.

    • jonny says:

      Ive always wanted to come to one of these events but Im in Australia. Its a bit much for me to do the trip. I would love to do this online.

  4. David Hunter says:


    Send me two GoPro HERO4 Black cameras and I’ll record the whole thing for you, and then I’ll send you one of the GoPros back with the Bootcamp on it.

    Shhh… just don’t tell anyone! 😉

  5. Hans says:

    Also agree with Chris regarding online streaming. Especially for those based in Europe or Asia this would be very helpful.

  6. Ken says:

    We have no money for infrastructure because of bank bailouts, corporate welfare, offshore outsourcing, and useless wars. Relatively modestate assistance to the poor, elderly and sick has nevery been the problem.

    • John says:

      I looked up the % spent on defense, social programs, etc. Every website had it slightly differently because some included SS & Medicare (then it’s about 60% of the budget), some were projections, some were several years old. But most of the numbers worked out to welfare, not including SS & medicare, being a little greater than defense spending, and everything else(except SS & Medicare) being minor. Interest on the debt and all other spending totalled around 20%.

  7. Kevin says:


    I feel like this article was written about me. So many businesses that ask me for marketing help never actively participate in the process and they tend not to listen or implement the list of recommendations I provide. So what do I do? I embroil myself in “neurotic behavior” attempting to help. It STOPS now! :) :)

    Thanks, for opening my eyes.

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