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LI Feel Good BS?

Anyone else feeling nauseated with the inspirational quotes by "LinkedIn Influencers," as read in their headlines, of people who started (from the bottom now we're here) companies 8 years ago and now have 3 employees (themselves, a "LI member outside your network" and a "Special Advisory Member" who clearly has a day job and is their cousin with the same last name)?


I mean... I LOVE success stories but HATE posturing on social media talking about how you need to "live the grind" to have little to no real success beyond likes on an increasingly disappointing platform.


#GrumpyOldManAlert

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BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
Last week I went to a store.

There was an alligator on the floor.

It was chewing the arm of an old lady.

The old lady was crying that she lost her arm.

I went over to the alligator.

I asked if it would give the lady her arm back.

The alligator apologized and gave her arm back to her.

Sometimes, all you need to do is ask.

You'll never achieve anything if you don't try.

#influencer # arm # alligator #hustle # determination
Gyro25
Politicker
+7
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
Now the alligator is my VP of Marketing. #alligatorsintech #Marketing
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
πŸ‘‘
This sent me LOL
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
#arm lol
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
Hey @generalcorp can we get a shirt that says β€˜#arm’ on it?
CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
BigCheese for the win! hahaha
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
Not Going to Lie. I was pretty excited when the first two lines rhymed. I was thinking that this would have been even more funnier. You let me down @bigcheese lol

BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
Well, I'm sorry to let you down lol I didn't even realize that
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Chair
Lead Hunter
Well played
SaaSsy
Politicker
+3
Sales Executive
hahaha this is perfect! The ones from recruiters about a crazy interviewee story annoy me the most.
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
Only counts as a real LinkedIn influencer post if it's plagiarised wholesale without credit
paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
Bro yeah that's we why came here. If we're not careful about limiting certain people's ability to post content in here this could very well devolve into a LinkedIn echo chamber of bullshit.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Or Reddit πŸ‘€
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
πŸ‘‘
Reddit's r/sales...?

NO! GOD! NO. GOD...PLEASE - NO! NO! NO! NOOOOO!
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CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
Then keep it coming, my man!Β 
spoderman
Arsonist
+10
Friendly Neighborhood Spoderman
I block and move on. Take your clout chasing to IG. LI influencers are garbage humans. If you have to claim to be an influencer, you aren't. There are certainly solid leaders on there with the history and experience to back up what they say but most are clout chasing that secondary income.Β 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+13
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
So you're saying you wanna follow me on IG bb?
CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
Yeah agreed, some amazing sales people who post awesome content. But anyone who has years with zero success, or has 6 months of SDR experience (no shade - but not not true) can keep their sales advise to themselves.Β 
Chair
Lead Hunter
#preach
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
Yes. It frustrates me when I see people I know managing PPC accounts with headlines like "14+ Years Business Leader | Startup Guru | Expert Investor | Leading Business Owners To Success" and I'm like dude, c'mon. You don't even run your own department at the company you work for. I know this for a fact.

Everyone's trying to live the life they want, not the one they have. It's a toxic cycle not only for the content creator but for those who buy into it.
CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
Anything with guru or ninja. Shut. The fuck. up.Β 
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
you πŸ‘Β Β Β Β forgot πŸ‘Β Β Β Β toΒ  πŸ‘Β Β  addΒ  πŸ‘Β Β  clappingΒ  πŸ‘Β Β  hands.
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Chair
Lead Hunter
Are you telling me the Executive Coach | Leadership Expert | Rain man transformer | Leadership Leadership | Guru of Gurus | Leadership | Bae Extraordinaire vomit doesn't get you pitching a tent instantly??

#hashtag
Chair
Lead Hunter
I forgot to addΒ  πŸ‘
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girheakinna
Politicker
+5
da best SDR
EX FACEBOOK EX UBER 😩
FlintIronstag
Notorious Answer
+8
Chief Marketing Officer
ZUCKDAWG BRO | CRYPTO GAME
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Block function my friend.
CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
Oh I do, all the time. But I just needed to vent haha
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
I'm here for that too 🦊
happyhunter
Politicker
+6
spittin' sunshine
It's as bad as the parents who film their kids doing a good deed like opening the door for an elderly woman or giving a homeless person a meal. Like yes, teach your children to be good humans but you don't need to blast it on social media to show the world how much of a saint Mikey is!! And in reality if you have to blast your good deeds you're most likely a shit person!
CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
All the way true. Its a good deed when you don't need to post it. Otherwise, likely either doing it for likes or fake to begin with.Β 
happyhunter
Politicker
+6
spittin' sunshine
Haha exactly!
Chair
Lead Hunter
But children are only worth the amount of social media points they generate for you? Um get with the times #dinosaurΒ  πŸ‘
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
Yeah I don't pay attention to the LI feed anymore because of all the fakeness involved in the platform.Β  The more I'm in the WR the less time I spend on the rest of the social media platforms, including reddit, and this aweome? maybe?
FeedTheKids
Politicker
+3
Solutions Consultant
I've actually worked with a few of these influencers in the past on e-commerce ventures and sales training programs..... the ones I've dealt with in real life as bigger jokes than everyone here is describing them to be.Β 

You can tell in the first 2 mins of talking to them they don't really know shit.... They all have the same trick of bouncing the convo all over the place - since they can't go deeper than the surface.Β 
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
I appreciate me some #grumpyoldman content. Blows my mind that the universe has been solved by someone who hasn’t been in it for more than 10 minutes. What blows my mind more, are those that HAVE been out in the shit, and listen to them. Shame. SHAME!
de
deathbysales
Politicker
+2
Strategic Accounts
LinkedIn is a joke now, it's the new Instagram.Β 
Chair
Lead Hunter
Savage
exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
just make sureΒ 

you add

as many lines

as you possibly canΒ 

with the final line

a mic drop comment
SaaSyBee
Politicker
+5
Sales Content Writer
LinkedIn is chock full of toxic positivity. You are not alone. That's why we're here.Β 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
This entire thread is amazing and oh so accurate.
girheakinna
Politicker
+5
da best SDR
But the dog intervieweer one is still my fave 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
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