Have you been ripped off by a ‘guru’ before?
If you’re serious about your success and wealth, and you haven’t spent money on something that didn’t deliver in the past, I’d be extremely surprised. It’s almost like a right of passage for the successful.
A couple of days ago a friend I was talking to mentioned a serial offender who I’ve had personal experience with and makes my skin crawl. This guy is considered an industry leader, and most people are completely unaware of the lies and deception he uses to convince unsuspecting people to buy his products.
Are you savvy at detecting deceptions and scams?
There’s a stack of great mentors and programs out there who are the real deal and can help you to acquire the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your vision. I always recommend everyone, especially my clients, to NEVER stop investing in yourself, and keep learning and expanding your expertise. Your commitment to your growth is essential for success.
It’s extremely important before investing in any program you determine if it has the potential to give you what you need to achieve a significant ROI. A good benchmark is at least 10X your original investment.
Now the fact is, the one constant in all investments you make is YOU! And if you’ve invested in multiple programs that are proven to return results, and not achieved what you wanted then there are 2 possibilities:
1. You didn’t do your due diligence and make sure it was a good fit for you (been there done that – many times!)
2. You didn’t follow through on what you learnt (FYI – this is the most common scenario for most programs bought that failed to be converted into a significant ROI – and I’ve done that too! 🙁 )
Aside from that, what really pisses me off is that many people are deceived by industry ‘guru’s’ and their lies and manipulation tactics. These industry experts screw with your mind to convince you to buy.
Masters of deception are exceptionally good at convincing people they’re the real deal and that they’re their ‘saviour’ riding in on a white horse to save the day for them. Many even use NLP like tactics to put their audience into a buyers trance and anchor them using powerful mindset programming during a lengthy presentation so when they ‘pull the trigger’ their audience no longer has free will in their decision.
Just a heads up – you don’t need a saviour or a hero. You already have everything inside of you to achieve anything you put your mind to. You just need the right skills, knowledge and guidance to make the most of what you already have!
My husband and I were coerced into parting with almost $30,000 with one of these sharks about 10 years ago, at a time when we were up shit creek financially and were desperate for a lifeline. Of course, the dude wasn’t our saviour and we didn’t get what we were led to expect for our investment. Fortunately we managed to survive and even recover. Sadly, others weren’t so fortunate.
A mark of these kind of people is they have no conscience and prey on the desperate. They just don’t care about the fallout for the person they’re duping into buying their service or product.
The guy my friend mentioned, along with several other industry leaders, use these subversive tactics on their naive audience to manipulate them into spending way more money than they would if they had free will at the time of making the buying decision.
Many years ago, I had access to a back room training by this guy where he revealed all the stories he told about things like his disability and poverty in childhood were completely bogus. They were just strategies to build rapport, gain sympathy, and increase his level of influence over the crowd to convince more of them to buy.
I even know a certain couple who had to move overseas to avoid prosecution in Australia by dissatisfied customers because they didn’t deliver on what they promised. And FYI, they’re still selling their BS program to the unsuspecting! I have friends who lost tens of thousands of dollars doing their programs.
It burns me deeply that these ‘experts’ continue to prey on vulnerable people into giving them thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to ‘fix them’ through tactics that are deceptive.
Before you buy any program, service or product from anyone, particularly in a ‘speak to sell’ environment, make sure you do your due diligence and the people you’re investing with are the real deal, their testimonials are legitimate and the results they tout are widely achieved, not just by two or three people who got lucky!
Also have a set of very clear criteria about what you need to get the results you want to make sure what you’re investing in ticks all the boxes.
Investing in your personal and business development is a crucial factor in achieving your goals. Unfortunately the vast majority of people lose many thousands of dollars investing in the wrong programs, or ones that just don’t deliver.
Don’t be duped by scarcity tactics or strategies that screw with your head. Always do your due diligence before buying, the implement like your life depends on it and you’re way less likely to make bad investments.
Whilst you must, MUST invest in yourself, your knowledge and skill, stop buying programs based on having someone to ‘save you’. Only you can do that! And you have all the power within you to achieve more than you have ever imagined possible. Believe in yourself and go for your dreams!