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The Selfishness (and Pointlessness) of Entitlement Attitude

April 8, 2018 , by Dr Julian Northbrook

Wanna know what really pisses me off?

Entitlement attitude.

There are always people (very selfish people) in the world who believe they have a right to whatever they want.

No strings attached.

I got an email today saying, “I’m poor so let me have your course for free”. This is common. More than once people have emailed me to say I should even be HAPPY to teach English for free. They have a right to learn and it’s my DUTY to teach them.

That’s not how the world works.

This is not just about my courses, though.

You hear this shit all the time.

Watch this video:

Yes, I know.

All this is really, really scary.

But when you do this?

Then everything changes.

You start taking full responsibility for everything happening to you (whether it’s actually your fault or not). You become more focused in your work and goals. Your sense of self-worth increases because you can say “I make my OWN way in the world”.

Sadly this attitude is rare.

And it’s becoming rarer and rarer.

After all, it’s far, far easier to cry and get upset and demand someone else fixes your problems for you. So next time your English holds you back, remember this…

It’s your fault.

And only you can do something about it.

I’m willing to help, of course. But only if it’s quid-pro-quo.

Thanks to my business I live a comfortable life, in the way I want to. I’m free to travel, set my own hours and even spend a lazy Monday morning reading a book if I want to (which is exactly what I did this morning).

But I’ve built my life like this.

And if you DO want to work with me to speak fucking amazing English, the place to start is here – Extraordinary English Speakers.


P.S. Don’t agree with my opinion?

I don’t give a shit.

Don’t bother emailing me to tell me I’m wrong. This is not an invitation for discussion.

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