Please don’t email me that you are offended by the word “AskHole”.
It’s merely a play on words to make a point. 🙂
Okay, here we go…
Are you frustrated when a patient asks a lot of questions but virtually ignores your answers?
You are not alone.
There are lots of “AskHoles” out there.
As a matter of fact, most AskHoles do the opposite of what you tell them.
It’s not you. It’s them.
The key is to know who the AskHoles are, scratch their itch, and move on.
Have no expectations of them.
Now, I know it’s not easy, especially if you are like me and actually care about people. See, you can’t help those who won’t help themselves.
But that’s not the point.
The point is this…
Some people are just AskHoles.
Just know they exist.
That’s what they do to justify saying “no” and/or not doing what it takes to improve their situation and when they let distractions get the best of them.
They want to feel right and in control, even when, deep down, they know that they are not.
They don’t have the ability to make decisions and take actions.
Rather, AskHoles just ask questions.
They’re stuck in a pattern… an endless mental loop created by uncertainty, limiting beliefs, and a history of losses they blame others for. (Which is never a good thing. To have a sense of complete control over your practice and your life, take 100% responsibility for everything that your practice and life is and is not.)
AskHoles also want free advice.
…because they don’t take action; therefore, for them, the advice is worthless.
But since you can’t control others, focus on you.
Don’t be or become an AskHole.
Instead, respect yourself and others… prefer to pay for advice.
Then, take massive action.
Monitor results, then respond appropriately.
There is no such thing as success or failure really…