7-Second Thoughts January 23, 2022

Get Charles Barkley excited about your business

You can talk about your business in a way that gets even Charles Barkley excited.

One of the greatest basketball players of all time walks into a bar

True story, stay with me here

Where 5’5″ Lin Wang introduces himself

He’s a big fan

The two of them talk for hours

Mostly about Lin

His family

And what he does for a living:

He’s a cat litter scientist

One of the foremost cat litter scientists

But come on, seriously?

The two of them form a bond because Lin makes his career

And his life

Really really relatable.

See if this helps:

Make what you do as interesting for your prospects

As it is for you.

I can work with you if you’d like

But it requires about an hour a week

Over the course of 3-4 weeks

That according to my clients

Flies by

You’re probably going to ask if we can go long šŸ™‚

Iā€™m here,


P.S. Lin passed away last year. When Charles found out he flew to his funeral and and asked if he could speak about their highly unlikely friendship. According to Charles, he loved hanging out with him because: He was one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. Lin’s daughter Shirley wrote a lovely piece about it for WBURā€‹

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