TACTICS, SYSTEMS, FAIRY TALES, LEMONS AND LEMMINGS.
A 'sort of' continuation of last weeks raaaaant. This is a looong one too. Not quite 1500 words. (You can always: 1. Take a break half way through. 2. Copy and paste then read at your leisure).
Sorry, no lemons or lemmings.
Hi, welcome, read and learn,
A typical 'net marketing' headline:1)"How I Overcame my lack of self confidence in 3 weeks. 2) And How You Can Too". The first part of the headline is based around a system. The second part is a tactic within the system.
System = "How I overcame my lack of self-confidence in 3 Weeks"
Tactic = "And How You Can Too"
The claims may be accurate, but still misleading nonetheless.
No attempt to exactly replicate another persons tactics will yield the same results. For, you, me, or anyone else. Why? Because there are too many people-based variables involved.
Without realizing it, you/other people/(me once upon a time, but not now) are, lemmings. We follow the tactics that we are fed, without knowing the system... BUT we still expect to get the same results. You're not supposed to take those claims literally.. But they don’t tell you that. And it takes ages to figure it out. Some people never do. You do 'cause I have just told you.
Most, ‘I can show you how change your life with ease and in no time at all’ stuff is smoke and mirrors. No rational thinking person believes (or should believe) the claims of most of the peddlers of such tripe..
But, most people are not rational. On the contrary. They are... IRRATIONAL. They don’t think, sensibly, efficiently or calmly. Which is what the 'gooroos' depend on.
Info from a recent CNN report:
"People would much rather give themselves an electric shock than be left in a room with their own thoughts for longer than 7 minutes".
It was a real case study y’ know? These are the same people who are trying t0..........create a better life. A better life requires a lot of THINKING and DOING before any kind of HAVING happens. But for most of you out there,it seems that thinking, is too much like work.
The vast majority of, ‘I can change your life in three weeks’ marketers products:
* Require no thinking.
* Offer 'done for you this - and done for you that'.
* Are tactic based products that promise instant results.
* Only work correctly inside a system.
* Never reveal the system.
* Tempt you to continue to buy more products that are just more tactics.
* Line the pockets of the vendors.
* Rarely achieve significant results for you. Or anyone else?
Knowing tactics, without knowing the system, don’t work.
It takes years for some people finally get this. The rest never do. Here's a couple of reasons why:
1. For some it's, the pull of instant gratification and wanting to believe in fairy tales.
2. Others just choose to continue living in, crowd -cuckoo, wishin’ and hopin’, land. They expect to be given their road to success inside a product that is mostly incomplete and basically un-do-able
Either way. There's no shortage of customers for the junk -peddling, dream- selling, money- motivated marketers out there. That’s why the failure rate for those who take the bait is so damn high.
The gooroos know the system but never share it. Why would they? The last thing they want is for you to have clarity, focus and success.
BREAK TIME! TEN MINUTES SHOULD DO IT!
Truth is: The 'gooroos' don't want you to ever really succeed.
How else can they continue to sell you their, latest, newest, shiny object, book, video, audio, system. They need a list of headless chickens looking for the next 'best way' to become, successful, rich, popular, happy, self -confident or get on in life?
Don't believe me?
Are ya thinking, “This guy is a conspiracy nut"? Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! The 'big league boys and girls' are not idiots? Their only goal, is to make money through you. They need to shift product after product, month after month...and... they want to sell those products to you and thousands like you.
If they gave you, and their existing customers, the ‘keys to the promised land’ all in one product. How could they justify selling them, and you, additional shiny objects? If they tell you everything you need to know up front, you won't have a continuing need for more of their stuff.
Probably the biggest 'personal success fairy tale' ever created.
Rhonda Byrne, who created the video, ”The Secret”, made in the region of $30,000,000. At $30,.00 a pop, that's one million people who bought into the vision. It was supposed to finally explain 'how to understand and use the, so called, Law of Attraction. My research shows that only a very small percentage of the people who spent real money on this, over-hyped, fairy - tale, actually got any practical use from it. Go to the link below to see what I mean but come back to finish reading this superb post.
The only people who gave any kind of positive feedback about, "The Secret", were affiliates who earned money from promoting the product.
Keep reading this post and blog for the bones of a ‘proven’ system.
You’ll be glad that you did at some time in the future. All successful people know and use a system. These people have written about this system. Their autobiographies, show that it works, through their accomplishments and their contributions to the world. Here's two. Orville and Wilbur Wright and the aeroplane, Sir Frank Whittle and the jet engine.
I read the autobiographies of around fifty successful people, both past and present. During this research I identified a system common to the success of each person. My research convince me of the, power, effectiveness and simplicity of this specific formula/process/strategy. (If you have the time and inclination read the life stories of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, for example and see if you can identify the clues yourself).
Look I have read, watched and listened to hundreds of books, videos and CD s. on so called self-help. (Including ‘The Secret’ video and book). I can honestly say that they were nearly all, too wordy, complex and confusing. So they were of very little practical help on my journey of becoming a, better, more knowledgeable me and a better- able- to -help -others, me.
(Perhaps I should have continued my reading,watching and listening into the thousands but I don’t have the time or the inclination to do that). A mind/person can only take- in so much).
I almost gave up hope of ever finding the truth about the world of 'achieving personal/life success'. Then around four years ago I read, a quote by Albert Einstein and another by Claude M. Bristol. I spent the next four years finding out the truth about these two absolutely mind, and life changing, quotes.
Is what you have read here been just helpful. Or has it really, really, really floated your boat? I hope so, because the more clarity and focus you are given in your journey of self- growth, the less likely you are to spend money on isolated 'tactic based' products peddled by, manipulative, marketing ma.....ba........ers.
Here’s the bottom line.
To gain any kind of progress in life you got to, THINK and DO over a reasonable period of time, if you are to create and eventually HAVE the results you desire in your life. . Ain’t life a bitch?
My reason for this blog is to, teach, help, show, instruct, guide, you/as many people as possible the truth about creating what you want in life.
I'll post for you again next week.
Until then, don't buy any stuff that smacks of 'instant' anything, unless it’s coffee.
All the best to you and yours,
Thought Master and Mentor
P.S. To get more clarity and focus in your ‘better me’ journey go read any of my other posts. You’ll have to read lots of them if you are to 'get the message' and learn anything worthwhile. Sorry no offers of instant anything here. No I’m not sorry, cause that ain’t how I roll.