My honesty tends to get me into a lot of trouble. My inability to bullshit keeps me from exploring other potential income streams. My ethics, although questionable to some, have made it difficult for me to take credit for work I didn't do, even when I've contributed more than half the load.
All through my feed, I see acquaintances making money on nothing more than air. Part of me wishes I had the stomach for that. My life would be dramatically improved. But I'm the kind of person who has nightmares over how to word a text so as not to be too offensive. Being able to write a sales letter to persuade people to part with their money would give me Freddy Kruger level nightmares.
I'm a horrible sales person. I'm not a closer. I can only tell you my experience with a thing and if you are intrigued and want more information, I might go further. When I gush about something, I'm actually moved by that thing. It may come off as insincere to people that have never been exposed to my enthusiasm before, but that doesn't take away the truth behind the excitement. If anything, it just filters people out of my life better.
If I ever tell you to check something out, it's because I think it would make your life better somehow. You'll either find a solution to a problem or a new hobby or really really good food or drinks to enjoy. I can't lie. When I lie, you'll see it all over my face. But if I don't like something, I don't go tearing that thing apart in public. I might pull you aside and tell you what my bad experience was, but hardly ever online. I'm not a critic, but I can be very critical. I just choose how and when to do the criticizing
Some people think that you can't be trusted if you only ever say good things about people, places, or things. I just choose to find the positive in something or avoid writing about it, unless I've been duped, lied to, or seriously wronged somehow. If that happens... oh, it's on.
So can you trust me? That's up to you. But if it was me and I was you and we were listening to Sugar tell us about something... I'd listen to her.