How’s it going?
I had this advertising firm that I did a $5,000 test with.
What does that mean?
Well when you test a new company for advertising, the tests are normally like $5,000 to $10,000.
It’s NOT free to find people interested in bipolar disorder even though many think it is.
This is why I have to charge for all my resources because not only do I have Research and Development costs, payroll costs, fulfillment costs, but I also have big adverting costs.
Anyway, this young kid contacted me and convinced me to run this $5000 test.
I wanted to give him a shot because he was young and new to the business.
To make a long story short, the entire concept was a total scam.
I was scammed out of like $4,500 to $5,000.
The kid promised I wouldn’t lose any money and also promised to make good on the money I spent.
He tried but his boss was difficult and was a scammer.
Anyway, the kid transferred the call to his boss (the boss who was nice to me BEFORE I PREPAID (stupid on my part), the money to him).
Now on the phone the boss was cold. He screamed and yelled at me.
He called me a FU$#@$@ baby and a scum#$%@#$%.
Now, I have never in my life paid a company money and had the owner of the company curse me out.
NOTE-There’s a bipolar disorder lesson coming soon : )
Basically he used every curse word in the world in front of the word baby.
He would call me a scum#$%#$ baby. A fuc#$%#$ baby. A piece of shi#$@5 baby. (I took out the letters so to make this email family friendly). Anyway, you get the idea.
I got super mad and took control of the conversation and explained to him that he was a total conman and should be ashamed of himself.
He got mad and to make a long story short got mad because I called him a conman.
ALL conman never liked to be called conman. I wonder why?
Anyway he hung up on me.
I told my friends about this and they were like, “What are you going to do?”
I told them how I was going to deconstruct what happened and figure it out, then reconstruct it to make sure it never happens again.
Ok, so what’s the bipolar lesson?
When something like an episode happens or something bad happens with a doctor or hospital…
Sit down and figure out why.
Figure it out.
Then make sure it doesn’t happen again.
I know how I got scammed.
I gave someone new a chance.
I didn’t check this company’s reputation.
I got too friendly with the sales kid.
And other things.
With bipolar episodes, you may find that you ignored your stability equation.
In my courses/systems, I teach about all the different parts that make up the bipolar stability equation:
LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
But I’ll talk about a few of them here, because it’s so important to my point.
Say you let one thing slide, like sleep.
Then you let another thing slide, like your health.
You started isolating.
You start doing other things wrong…
And the next thing you know…
You’re in a bipolar episode.
You see how easily it can get out of control?
So the next time you need to do what I did.
DECONSTRUCT it. Figure out what you did wrong.
Then RECONSTRUCT it the way it should be.
That way you can avoid the next episode and protect your stability with bipolar disorder.
Has this ever happened to you?
What do you think of my technique so that it won’t happen again?
David Oliver is the author of the shocking guide “Bipolar Disorder—The REAL Silent Killer.” Click Here to get FREE Information sent via email on how and why bipolar disorder kills.