Do you wonder why strangers listen to you?
And why close friends might not accept what you say?
It’s because of something called “Peer level”
You see… there are 3 levels of peer.
- Above peer level. This is when a person views you as an expert or someone with higher experiences/knowledge.
- Same peer level. This is the category of friends. That’s why it’s difficult to sell something to your friends or give an advice to them. They might listen to you, but they won’t 100% take you serious. They view you as the same level with them (even though you might be more experienced)
- Below peer level. This is when some people view you as someone that is below their level. They can’t take to your advice, they can’t accept what you selling because they think that you don’t have what it takes to Impact them. This happens when you become too overfamiliar/jovial with some people.
But strangers will always want to listen to you or accept what you say, because they haven’t figured out the peer level that you are. It’s after they have that first conversation with you, then they will put you in any of the 3 peer levels (above, same, below)
So now, do you understand why your friends might not take you or what you say seriously? It’s because they have put you on the same level (or below) with them. So they don’t look up to you, and thus, might not take you seriously.
That is why your business will likely boom with the help of strangers, not friends. Because stranger will view what you do as expertise and knowledgeable. While friends would likely not.
To some people, you are above their peer level. To others, you are the same level with them. While to few, they put you below their peer level. That’s the reality.
This is simple behavioral pattern. A good explanation for how people view you.
Have you done this to someone before?
Has someone done this to you before?