ASH AMBIRGE

Author, CEO & Founder

Learn More >>

If You’re Not Dangerous, Get Out.

In: Marketing,

If you’re not dangerous, we don’t want to work with you.

You might have the qualifications.

Hell, you might have gone to Harvard.

Maybe you’re perfectly competent.

Step it up.

Competence doesn’t demand that anyone notice you, wonder about you, or care about you.  Nobody ever won an award for hitting a deadline on time.

We want to work with people who are feared. People who are [extra title=”But not Genghis Khan.” info=”tooltip” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]hated. [/extra]

It’s easy to be loved; all you have to do is kiss the right ass. It’s much harder to be hated; hate requires that you intimidate the players. That you’re a direct threat to your industry. That your work is so good, you scare the best into despise.

Ironically, when you’re the most dangerous person at the table, you find safety.

When you’re the safest person at the table?

You find a boss.

take the

25 DAYS TO $100K

Freelancer Challenge now!

Calibrate your freelance business to reach $100K this year just by making one small adjustment every day for twenty-five days. Enter your email to get started!

It's 100% free, just like the tears you wept over Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.

1,132

READS

How to Sell a $250,000 Diamond Ring

You know how when you want to sound professional on the phone, you do that thing where you clear your throat, steady your voice, and then inevitably start talking THREE OCTAVES HIGHER in that sickening sweet, Southern-Belle-esque manner, almost as if you were speaking to a priest, or maybe the sheriff, all while using words […]

In: Marketing, Selling,

READ MORE >>

How to become an unf*ckwithable freelancer

What does it mean to be unf*ckwithable? View the 10 commandments >>

 

THIS IS A PLACE WHERE YOU'LL ALWAYS BELONG.

Click here to tell me what *you* think + let your ideas be seen naked—and then sign your name on our wall of wonder.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

20 thoughts on "If You’re Not Dangerous, Get Out."

  1. Steve Roy says:

    Well I wouldn’t say I’m dangerous, but I am starting to find my voice. The biggest thing I’ve noticed is all the unsubscribes I am getting. These are the people that can’t handle my voice (and all the swearing), but all those who DO stick around, are my peeps!

  2. Liz says:

    I always thought about my dangerousness as being part of my “get sh*t done” policy and “it needs to happen, so it’s happening” mentality. I tend to take risks, and people get scared. The risks usually end up being totally worth it, though. I never thought this was a good thing. o.O