This blog post was composed 50% by artificial intelligence, which rewords and recommends sentence and word combinations to illustrate a point.
Most entrepreneurs who say they want to make an impact are full of shit.
I’ve always been bothered by the metrics used to measure success. Views, likes, and my favorite metric to hate: engagement.
The word engagement alone makes me want to throw up. Whenever I hear an entrepreneur utter the word, I scream “oh my god! shut the fuck up!” under my breath while I nod and smile.
I’m particularly annoyed by entrepreneurs who emphasize these metrics while on the other hand preaching their desire to make an impact.
In my opinion, valuing these metrics is a clear contradiction to valuing impact.
If you want to make an impact, you measure impact, which assumes people are impacted emotionally.
There are no metrics for how you make other people feel, really. It isn’t scalable.
The reasons for being impactful go beyond this short rant but in short, if you are engaging in meaningful work it will result in long-term branding, fulfillment at work and word of mouth, to name a few.
Views, likes, and engagement won’t necessarily tell you whether you’re making an impact.
How do you know if you’re making an impact? As I said, it’s not scalable, so brace yourself, metric nerds.
The answer is: voluntary positive feedback. In other words, do people go out of their way to tell you about your impact? That is, without holding them hostage to an app review in the App Store for a some in-app discount.
How many DMs, tweets, emails etc. of voluntary positive feedback do you get in a day? If not many, it’s time to either drop the “I want to make an impact” lingo or rethink the metrics you’re measuring.
Learn more about the A.I. I used to write this blog post at wordtune.com