I want to write a post about how to be a cool person.
Now being cool is not about how you look it’s actually about how you treat people. So can we talk about this?
How to Be a Cool Person
I write a lot about business and ways of earning customers and so I say a lot about how you should do things that make people think you are cool. This is important because people like to do business with people they think are pretty nice people. They do not like to do business with people they think are mean.
So the easiest way to get people to think you are cool is by being helpful. This means if somebody has a problem you reach out and see if there is anything you can do. For example if somebody has a wart you recommend a cream or something like that. As a writer I am doing this all the time by teaching people what I know about fitness and whatnot. But I am also doing it on a more personal level when people reach out through email or on social media or wherever.
So really what you can do in order to be cool is take the time to respond to people. Business owners think they sometimes have to put on this air of being hard to get in touch with. And while that can maybe work to create a kind of coolness in the sense that you are some sort of exclusive person it can also make people think you are actually an ass. Usually and that is what happens.
I remember when I was young and nobody knew about me I would sometimes reach out to people I thought were cool and ask them questions and stuff. I didn’t always get responses but a lot of times I did and for those that took the time to answer well I grew to like that person more and follow them more and buy of their things. But the people who either ignored me or came back with a sort of response that made it seem like I was a nuisance or whatever, well I did not think that person was all that cool, anymore. So I didn’t follow them more or buy more of their things.
A funny story is when I was starting out with blogging I emailed a person who was doing OK it seemed and ast’ if they wanted any content for their site and that I would be happy to write some. I wasn’t asking for any favors I was really trying to do them a favor. But then this person came back and kind of made fun of me for not having a following and thinking he would let me write for him when nobody even knows anything about me.
I say this is a kind of funny story because in less than a year this person emailed me and was asking for advice on everything from writing to growing a business. I of course remembered this person was not cool to me when I was asking HIM for help. But if there is one thing I can teach you it is to not be uncool to people who are uncool to you. You want to be cool to everybody. So I was helpful to this person and I guess we are even friends now, though I still think he is kind of an ass.