When I started Fight CLL in 2010 I thought my friends and family would think the cause was great (wife had leukemia), and since it was so close they would all get behind us. Nope…not really….and it’s unfortunate. We want our idea to inspire those closest to us so we can start a family empire and all will raise their hands in victory. Maybe that’s just me. Anyway, I always got upset when I would talk to people and they would tell me what a great idea I had, and they were happy for me.
Then I ask if they want to help and you get the collection of excuses. People are excited and supportive as long as they don’t have to do anything. Many folks have busy lives, but many settle. I thought since I was starting a wrestling company that people I know that enjoy wrestling would want to get involved. Nope…not really…and it’s unfortunate. For them it is. I think these guys have settled for working in a job they hate.
It doesn’t matter to me anymore if people don’t want to get involved. The people I want to be part of Armchair Promoter are with us and I like our team. Don’t take it personally. They can be happy for you and not want to help. I have friends who don’t like wrestling, but they’re happy for me.
Now some people are willing to help when you get to the position of needing help. They don’t necessarily want to help you set up the whole thing, but will help you move things forward. Those people are valuable. Don’t ignore the resource just because they weren’t interested in the start. Are you interested in every idea immediately?
I start chopping and remember what Jim Rohn said, “Success isn’t something you pursue, it’s something you attract by the person you become.”