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I admit it. The phone call got under my skin. We were traveling and I answered the call. The person asked if I was the “save the marriage guy.” I told him I was. He told me he didn’t want my System. Just the secret, the “short-cut.”
When I told him he needed the whole System, he said he didn’t want to go through all of that. He just needed the “trick,” the short-cut.
We went round and round for a couple more minutes.
I realized I was not going to convince him, but all the “short-cuts” he had been trying is what got him to here.
He hung up, likely still looking for the “short-cut.”
And I was left thinking. Wondering. Pondering.
And realizing that there is a distinct difference between being efficient and trying to find the “trick.” Those “tricks” are all the things on the internet about “hypnosis,” “reverse psychology,” “spells,” or any of those other manipulations.
You can be efficient in your efforts. You can be effective in your plan. But not by taking the “short-cuts” that are really just tricks.
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