ACTIONCOACH: Brad Sugars Answers Criticism was originally published July 11, 2009 on Unhappy Franchisee. It is reprinted here by permission.
He’s the target of much criticism on the web (see 100+ comments on ACTIONCOACH, BRAD SUGARS: Overview & Discussion), so ActionCoach founder & CEO Brad Sugars is promoting his Q&A format blog “Ask Brad Sugars.”
In one Q&A, Brad Sugars directly addresses why he thinks he’s the subject of such harsh criticism on the web. The text below reflects the entire question and excerpts of Brad Sugars answer.
You have some people who really don’t like you. Why do you think people are writing these things online about you? Regardless whether it is true or not, you have to think that there is something about you that really pisses people off.
As you go through life, it is impossible to be liked by everyone. The fact is, whenever you are exposed to a large number of people, there will be those who simply don’t like you…
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There are always those who take shots at those who are getting results or who are achieving some sort of success… there are those who like to go after those who are higher profile or who are doing things that are being written or talked about… some simply would rather tear down others. After all, tearing down is a lot easier than building up.
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My focus is to positively affect the lives and companies of those owners – some of whom are facing financial difficulties, marital problems, team issues or burn out simply because they don’t have good information or the right information to turn their companies around and build more profitable businesses and lives.
I’d rather focus on the positive of reversing the failure rates of businesses over the next ten years and putting a coach in every business. Those are the things that matter to me – no matter what other people say.
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I know who I am and what I want to do in the business world, and if you don’t like it, then it is really your problem.
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