The Post that Draws the Line When it Comes to Domain Names

Morning Folks!!


First of all if you want the most you can get out of my book....ooops, I mean blog, you should start with the first few posts as I form a foundation for what is to come and what has already occurred. But today I will be bypassing those valuable posts to get to one even more valuable.


My 'Line in the Sand' post is much more than a post or a chapter of a book. It allows you to see why I piss so many people off. See I don't have time to waste in a life where time is our ONLY natural resource. So when somebody proves to be wasting my time, what would you expect me to do? In most cases, time wasters get blown away. That pisses people off. OK, fair trade. They get to be pissed and I don't piss my time away.


So this post draws a line in the sand. Those that don't see what I see are just going to waste my time like a moron did last night. Now the moron can get real. If he does, I may point him to this post. He can either laugh, dismiss or understand. If he dismisses, I can close the door on that conversation because it will continue to be a waste of time. Some folks would take months or even longer to find out what I did in hours.


In 1985 I had a booth at CES in the rotunda right next to Panasonic. Those 4 days changed my life. I would have 150 people listening to my pitch. I was dead broke and needed the sales and I could not waste time with those that were not going to buy. I would then yell out. 'Orders on the right, non-orders on the left. CASH customers up front. They would all laugh and I would find the five guys in the crowd looking to place an order RIGHT NOW. Now the audience has swelled from 150 to 6 Billion. An even greater sense of urgency. Need a new line. Let's see...


Bullshitters on the left, morons on the right, accomplished folks online upfront. Oh well, it's a start. I'll need to refine it. But you get the idea.


This may have been posted in 2007, but it is something I actually posted and been saying since 1997-1999 and time has only made the words more vivid and true. Theory has turned into fact over that time.


http://www.ricksblog.com/2007/04/the_line_in_the.html


Enjoy!


Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz




5 thoughts on “The Post that Draws the Line When it Comes to Domain Names

  1. Joey Starkey

    Rick,
    You always put things right in perspective. Never any BS or I guess in your case PS.
    Thanks for what you do. Gives me strength to do what I have to do.

    Reply
  2. steve@softwaretofit.com

    I don’t see why people hate you so much.
    You have the hard edge as you just posted but your goal is to help other domainers. The day I needed help and everyone just walked by me. I would gladly take help from someone that said how could you be so stupid, but I will help. I would take this over the nice polite people who wouldn’t help.
    I understand where you are coming from. Companies screwed you out of you money constantly. You are a good person and I am glad you got these great domains. To me God gives to who he wants to give and leaves the rest blind and with no wisdom. It is useless to tell these people anything wise because the won’t understand it. All they will understand is Godaddy has a $1.99 coupon code and they will go register another horrible domain.
    You should go lookup your old companies that lied to you and see what happened to them. I can say I feel no sadness when those type of companies go out business.

    Reply
  3. howard

    Speaking of books, I’m still working on editing a book of your best blog columns. The working title is”NUMBERS DON’T LIE, PEOPLE DO” and we hope to be able to market it later this year.

    Reply
  4. Kevin Davis

    I like the Mess With The Bull, You’ll Get The Horns approach.Preach!
    I like your style Rick and we can take a page from your book,I mean blog :)

    Reply

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