The halo effect is the tendency to think positively about a person based on just one aspect of their character. Which can lead the most successful people to get trapped by their own thinking.
Below are some ways the halo effect can influence you as a person or as a business owner in different ways in your life.
- A couple of sayings around money: Money doesn’t make you smart; wealthy people can easily confuse luck with skill.
- Prior success does not guarantee future success.
- Intelligence is often situational and specific.
- Highly Successful People rarely have anyone to challenge their thinking. They’re often times surrounded by “yes” people.
Just some thoughts about this. If you have customers, vendors, or partners, you have people in your life that you have put a halo over their head. It’s good to remember that we all put on our pants one leg at a time. And, each person, no matter who they are, struggles in at least one area of their life.
Remember this when you are talking to a potential huge customer or you’re trying to close a deal or you’re seeking advice from your attorney, accountant or coach. Everybody has things that they struggle with; we’re all equal in that regard. These people have an area where they’re struggling and maybe you have a strength. Or vice versa, you’re struggling in an area that is their strength.
The halo effect is something we all do with people. We put people on pedestals; think of American Idol, Survivor or some billionaires for example.
A good thing to always remember is that we are all equal in some areas, in other areas we have greater strengths, and in other areas we all share weaknesses.
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