Last Sunday, one of my kids was sick, so we ended up watching a lot of TV that day. With not much on on a Sunday afternoon, we ended up watching that “reality” show about real estate agents in New York City.
I have to wonder, is this the way any professional would want to be portrayed? This show makes them out to be unethical, untrustworthy and, for the most part, pretty unlikable people.
As far as I can tell, this is pretty par for the course for most of these reality-type shows.
I don’t know about you, but, no matter how successful they appear to be, these are not people I would want to do business with. They’ve publicly branded themselves as people who are full of themselves and willing to do whatever they need to do to get the job done – whether it’s within the bounds of professional ethics or not. Not to mention the fact that they go on TV and publicly speak poorly of their clients and associates.
I know plenty of professionals who get the job done just as well as these Bozo’s do and they do it in a way that is a testament to their business ethics. People to whom I would never hesitate to refer my clients, contacts, friends and family.
What about you? Would you give your business to these people behaving badly, or would you rather do business with someone you can trust and, maybe even, like?