People Are People

There is no way around the fact that an entrepreneur will be exposed to all kinds of different people.

People have different needs, personalities, strengths, weaknesses, goals, passions, life experiences, situations, etc.

We all know those individuals that think only about themselves. I call them “One-Wayers”!

I have found that to be truly happy one must be find true happiness within themselves. Think about that sentence. To me it means that true happiness comes from your own self worth. Other people or material things can’t truly make you happy. There are those people that just don’t get life. Life is a lot bigger than any one of these individuals.

As my Dad always tells me, there a lot of good people in this world. A lot more good than bad. I have definitely found this to be true.

I have also found that there are others who wish that bad things happen to you. There are a lot of jealous people out there. Once you start to garner any level of success they will start their antics to bring you down. These types don’t want you to succeed or be happy. They want to tear you down. I’m sad to say, that I have experienced these types of people as a youth soccer player and as an entrepreneur of 30 years. Playing soccer and running my businesses are two passions that I have enjoyed and have had much success. The hours and hours of training on the field and working at my desk never ever felt like work to me. When you truly do what you love, it doesn’t feel like a job but more like a hobby. I have been fortunate to have found work that I enjoy.

However, there is definitely a double-edged sword to being successful.

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

Bette Midler

Truer words have never been spoken. You can’t control those who don’t like you. We’ve all heard our own naysayers. If you have reached some level of success then it’s because you’re lucky or they claim that you have a horseshoe up your ass.

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?”

Jean Cocteau

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”

Rita Mae Brown

Entrepreneurs will learn early on to put their hands over their ears and yell “ LA LA LA LA, LA…. I can’t hear you!”. Expect it. Keep calm and carry on. After all, people are people!

I will leave you with lyrics to an 80’s song that sums up this post most eloquently.

People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?
People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?

So with different colors and with different creeds
And different people have different needs
It’s obvious you hate me though I’ve done nothing wrong
I’ve never even met you, so what could I have done?

I can’t understand what makes a man hate another man
Help me understand, help me understand, help me understand

[Inaudible] decency
Surely this is head to your fist

I can’t understand what makes a man hate another man
Help me understand

People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?
People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?

Now you’re punchin’ and you’re kickin’ and you’re shoutin’ at me
I’m relyin’ on your common decency
So far it hasn’t surfaced but I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel from your head to your fist

I can’t understand what makes a man hate another man
Help me understand

Depeche Mode

Nick

Nick Giammusso is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of VIPTIX.com, a ticket marketplace that helps clients buy and sell sports, concerts and theater tickets worldwide. Prior to starting VIPTIX, Nick worked as a concert promoter and box office manager for his god parents Irwin and Monique Pate and their companies Pate & Associates and Prime Seats. He worked his way up to become the Director of Marketing & Ticket Sales at Prime Seats, a Buffalo, NY ticket company. Nick was instrumental in helping to grow a start-up ticket service into what became known as Western New York’s Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Box Office in the late 80′s and early 90′s.