Oh you’re an entrepreneur I bet with your connections you would do well selling our product.

Let me add you to our Facebook group.

Me: Hmm, no thanks.

Adds me anyway.

So I remove myself.

Adds me again.

Removed again and block them from adding me again.

I get a chat message…”why did you block me from adding you, this opportunity is phenomenal, you are getting in on the ground floor, it’s going to explode.”

Me: well I dont want to be anywhere near it when it explodes.

You’re skeptical, well you should read all the testimonials.

Me: how about I don’t

Well you’re going to miss out.

Me: yes, I miss the five minutes I lost having this conversation

And they unfriended and blocked me.

Yup, this seems to be the new thing nowadays…

…pump your friends into your multi-level marketing scheme, then let them dump themselves out if not interested. 

After this incident I wondered how many other groups I had been added to…so I went into my Facebook account and looked.

What?!

Apparently I was shocked by how many groups I was added to and yet I wasn’t getting notifications or alerts from. Weird.

So I removed myself from 27 groups. 

I had been added to a weight loss group (okay I could probably afford to lose at least 15 pounds), a bearded man group (rarely have more than just facial stubble), a ping pong group (haven’t played in 20 plus years), some restaurant foodie group in Malaysia (never been to the country or the restaurant), how to write your first book group (oh, I’m so far beyond that with 20+ books now), a yoga group (I dont have the patience for yoga) and others that for the life of me I have no clue why I was added. 

Nope.

I have no fear of missing out with these groups or for selling some product that doesn’t benefit me whatsoever. 

So missing out on purpose should be something you do regularly to keep you focused on what you really find important and to keep you focused on life. 

 

Rob is an experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Author, Corporate Ghostwriter, Speaker and Trust Creator who can transform and monetize your brand.He's the author of "Social Media Debunked", "Share: 27 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Experience, Build Trust and Attract Followers", "Lessons From The Dojo: 101 Ways To Improve Your Life, Business and Relationships" and "Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams" and the coauthor of "Optimize This: How Two Carpet Cleaners Consistently Beat Web Designers On The Search Engines", "The #AskDrA Book Series: Easy & Practical Answers To Enjoying Life As A New Sleever", "No Experience Necessary: Social Media For The Boomers, Gen X-ers & The Over 50 Entrepreneur" and "Power Guesting: Insider Secrets To Profit From Being A Great Podcasting Guest."Rob helps companies across the globe generate new revenue and capture online business. Rob is also available to share talks and give interviews. To learn more and to get started visit www.AnspachMedia.com or call Anspach Media at (412)267-7224 today.