Why weirdos and undesirables, like Elon Musk, get showered with praise and money

I used to work with this client.

He ran a tech company whose flagship product was a mobile app service. And just being straight up… dude was kind of a prick. The type whose always right, his ideas are always “genius”, won’t listen to anybody…

Thought of himself as the “next Steve jobs” (like they all do).

And, if things don’t go exactly his way… comes stomping in yelling at everyone else — even if he’s completely wrong. And will NEVER admit when he IS wrong.

A real douche-canoe.


Despite all that, this company was doing well — very well, in fact. And, most of his clients loved him — even though he’d let THEM have it at times, as well. He was well-connected AND respected in his industry.

Things were/are good for him.

And show no signs of stopping.

It’s an odd thing.

But, there’s a reason why. Why despite all his personal shortcomings and outright “douchiness”… he’s still respected, praised and, most importantly, hired again and again and loved by his clients.

It’s the same reason Steve Jobs was so beloved.

And why Bill Gates and Microsoft *aren’t* beloved near as much.

It’s how Google rose to power and was the internet “darling” for so long.

And also why they’ve lost most of that goodwill as of late.

It’s also what makes Elon Musk so popular.

And I’m not talking about media hype or “confidence”, awards, certifications, “prestige” or any of the obvious things you might suspect.

I’m talking about something much simpler.

And much more influential.

It’s also something any freelancer — no matter how shy or “grumpy” — can use to garner the same kind of praise and respect from clients. No need to be an arrogant prick or read Steve Jobs’ biography. Haha.

Anyway, I reveal what it is in Part 1, Chapter 2 of my latest course, Freelance Feast.

Specifically how new freelancers can use this technique to garner new clients — without all the traditional “portfolio, testimonials, credentials” hoopla.

Perfect if you’re brand new and trying to get started.

As you know by now, Part 1 of the course is currently up on Skillshare — which means you can get it essentially for free. This link below will trigger a 14-day trial for Skillshare for you: https://myjohn.us/feast

That includes this course.

What some people do is start the trial, take the course and then cancel before the 14 days is up and you never pay a penny. It IS a few hoops to jump through, but might be worth it to you. Especially since the course is coming down in just about a week.

At which point, I’ll sell it on my website for around $150.

So, if you want to save yourself some moolah.

It’s a good option.

Anyway, link again is here: https://myjohn.us/feast

(For the uninitiated… when you visit that link, the course you’ll see is “Let’s Talk Freelance”. That’s my 11-hour freelancing mega-course. I’ve embedded Freelance Feast inside of it as Lesson 3. There’s a whole reason why… but sufficed to say that when you sign up to the free trial through the link above… just fire up Lesson 3 in the Let’s Talk Freelance course and you’ll be set to go.)



P.S. If you’re a Patreon supporter of mine… as you know, you get access to everything of mine — including this course (and all my past courses). You’ll find it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50847910

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