The following is a list of ways to not be taken seriously. I’ve had to learn the hard way on many of them, but in the process have become even more convinced of their withering effects on credibility over the long haul. Hat tips to Ramit Sethi, Ryan Holiday, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Professor Parco and others.
- Talk a lot
- Whine on social media
- Don’t read books
- Have strong opinions on subjects you know nothing about
- Tell everyone who will listen about your goals & plans
- Watch cable news
- Take offense often
- Say “yes” to everything
- Read books on leadership principles
- Take part in every fad diet
Add your own ways to not be taken seriously in the comments below. If I like them I’ll add them to the list.