Don’t Think the Worst of People

Today someone posted a poll asking this question:

Who’s the best sales trainer, Josh Braun or John Barrows?

John and I responded the same way.

Here’s John:

“Please don’t do polls like this. they’re irrelevant and add no value to the audience. we’re both have skills and qualities that appeal to different types of people. “better” is way too subjective.”

Here’s me:

“Agree with John. There is no best and no worst, …those judgments have no real meaning because “best” and “worst” are relative. Everyone knows something you don’t.”

A few minutes later, 🦸‍♂️ JACK WILSON commented:

“Maybe she could have worded it differently, but I’m pretty sure she was seeking peoples’ opinions and not pitting people against each other publicly……

When did we get all touchy out here and forget about empathy?

Instead of “don’t do that” or your question has “no real meaning” how about either one of you connect her with some students you’ve had and say “why don’t you connect and have a conversation about their experiences”.

But there’s no time for decency anymore right?

Look at me getting all sensitive now.”

I love Jack’s take.


Our default is to think the worst of people because we only see things through our perspective.

The takeaway?

Give people the benefit of the doubt.

There are always multiple lenses to view things from.

Here’s Jack:

“Perhaps ‘Lisa’ was excited to post, ready to invest in her development and make a choice but the comments may leave her feeling like “did I mess up” ” do I look bad in the eyes of two people I respect” she might have some fear and doubt and be questioning herself.”

That really hit me.

I need to work harder on viewing things from other people’s perspectives.

I need to practice self-restraint.

Don’t think the worst of people.

Thanks Jack.