He resisted my advance and my card, and told me that he didn't need any help. The rejection in and of itself is not that big of a deal. I am not a little kid. My feelings do not get hurt that easily. However, it was his body language.
His shoulders perked backward, he stood up straighter, turned his body at an angle, and backed away as if he had just been approached by a diseased lepper. So, the subconscious, non-verbal message he was sending to me was that he already knew everything he needed to know, and the possibility didn't even exist that I could possibly offer him anything of value. So, in fact, he was sending me the message that my information was worthless and that I was worthless. The guy looked like Rick Moranis!, Short, weak, with glasses, etc.
I wanted to yell at him, MY BLOG IS FREE YOU IDIOT!!! I AM NOT TRYING TO TAKE FROM YOU LIKE SO MANY OTHER!!! I AM TRYING TO HELP YOU!!! STOP BEING AN ARROGANT PRICK AND REALIZE THAT I AM NOT ASKING YOU FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN TO OPEN YOUR EYES AND TO OPEN YOUR MIND SO AS TO SAVE YOU A LOT OF TIME, EFFORT, ENERGY, AND MONEY IN ORDER TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS!!!
I challenge you as a reader to look into your own life. Is there anywhere where you think you already know all of the answers? Is there anywhere in your life where you have not looked at a problem or situation with an open mind and an open heart, seeking a new point of view???