Recently, I received an email that wasn’t the most positive I have ever received. They had several things to say, none of it was pretty. But because I am not one to shy away from being open and honest, I am gonna have to BLOG about it.
I am not writing to request a reading from you. I don’t know why anyone would want one. You are a self righteous and self absorbed (BLEEP.) My friend had a reading with you and she says that you were rude, interrupted her and mean spirited. You don’t care about people. You didn’t care about her or any of the people you read. Stick to reading tweets and stop reading Tarot.”
Let us rip this apart, shall we? First of all, the last thing anyone could say is that I don’t care about the wellbeing of those I read. After each and every reading, I make it a point to stress that I am available to my clients 24/7. If there is ever a moment in their life that they are struggling with, they know that I am only a message or call away. I have responded to clients as late as 3 or 4 in the morning. I do this because many other readers take your money, read your cards, and then say “Good Luck!” I do the very opposite of that. I spend hours and hours a week interacting and supporting my clients. Please ask anyone of them.
“Stick to reading Tweets and stop reading Tarot.” I gotta say, that is very smart! I do love a Tweet, I will never deny that! But I will say that I am daily sent messages from people that confirm my readings and the great benefit those readings have on their lives. Just yesterday, I received a phone call from a client who said, “Ken, do not ever doubt your talents. You are a gifted reader and nailed my new boyfriend and our first date to the smallest detail.” Again, I do love a Tweet, but my talent for doing what I do cannot be denied. If you would like confirmation of this, go check out the Testimonials Page on this site. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
In the email, she says that I interrupt and that I am rude. I am sure that it may seem that way. This is because I have a very short period of time to read for people. If you book me for 30 minutes, I have got to give you your money’s worth and leave you with profound information that will positively affect your life. If I empathically pick up that you are dancing around an issue or being dishonest, I will call you out on it. I do not and will not coddle people. I am not going to waste your time and I ask that you don’t waste mine. If all I have is 60 minutes, I have got to get to the point. Other readers will permit this so that they can coast through a reading and do very little to earn their keep, that ain’t me.
As for being self-righteous and self-absorbed… this is only someone’s perspective of me and I cannot change that. Is it rooted in truth? Maybe a little. Why do I say that? Because the great Lucille Ball said something once that I have engrained into my soul: “You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.” So, that is what I do and what I encourage all of my clients to do. If we are going to make anything out of our lives, we have got to love ourselves. And for that, I will never apologize. Do I consider myself to be higher than anyone else? Not at all. But I will say, I do not suffer people who do not respect themselves or those around them. If that makes me sound high and mighty, so be it. My intensity, time, and interest are reserved for those that reflect it back at me.
Having said all of this… I must admit that I tracked down this person and her friend. I understand the source of all of this and I find it amusing. This is a person who came to me with all of her problems and zero ambition to change any of it. She wanted me tell her what she wanted to hear, tell her it was everyone else’s fault, and that she was amazing. Well, that didn’t happen. I put it to her straight: most of this is your fault and if you aren’t willing to change, nothing positive will come from any of this. Needless to say, she didn’t care for that. Do I regret how I handled it? Nope. Sometimes in life, you need someone to look you in the face and get real. You need someone who tells you that you are up your own ass and that you need to do something about making your life better. That person is me.
If you want someone to hold your hand, tell you what you want to hear, and waste your time… go somewhere else. I don’t have the time, energy, or patience for all of that. But if you are looking for someone who will teach you to love yourself, be there for you, and be real with you, I am your guy. I am not a Parlor Trick, nor am I a one trick pony. I don’t half-ass anything and I refuse to take someone’s hard earned cash without giving them the absolute most I possibly can. I proudly stand behind who I am, what I do, and how I do it. Keep those e-mails coming!
All My Love,