The ‘Gurus’ are NOT Your Friends.
There. I said it. Unless you were offline buddies before or have met in person and hung out in a non-business way, the guy you are following, learning from and giving your time and money to is NOT your friend and is not out for your best interests unless it suits his or her interests.
Hopefully, they ARE a good teacher and are giving you something of VALUE in the form of knowledge, skills and training know-how in exchange for your precious time.
The people who are most successful in this business work on themselves [personal development], and are constantlylearning new things. They aren’t afraid to step up and LEAD. They have good communication skills and can convey their knowledge to others.
Don’t get me wrong, most of these people aren’t egomaniacal sociopaths out to screw everyone else over – although there ARE plenty of them out here and they can be very hard to spot immediately – hell, I’ve come across a few in my time. But I digress, most of those who are out here trying to make a better way for themselves and their families are honest, decent, interesting people.
Furthermore, although the internet offers massive leverage of your time, each of us still has just 24 hours in a day to live. Including the ‘guru’s’ who are being inundated by dozens or 100s or 1000s of people in need of their precious time.
So like I said before, unless you are great buddies with your teacher, ‘online business partner’ , marketing expert, guru, whatever label you slap on it, then don’t get your panties in a bunch when they don’t respond to your email, tweet, or call right away – or even ever in some cases, when it’s obvious to everyone but you that you are just wasting everybody’s time.
After being in this business for longer than most people, I see how things operate behind the curtain, beneath the hype, etc.
There’s always going to be another ‘PreLaunch’… another revolutionary system that’s going to turn the industry on its head. . . another gotta have tool, system, ebook, insider club to join…
Those who get to ‘print money on command’ or ‘get rich quick’ are the ones who’ve already put in the time and money and have finally positioned themselves as an authority with a faithful following. That’s why you’ll see people who claim (and it’s often legit) that they made $8750 in 14 hours or some other wild claim. What you’re not getting is that they spent 3 years building up an Email LIST of several thousand people and 5 or 10% of them took him up on whatever offer he sent out.
Your momma told you if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. What I’m saying is more accurately would be, it may be true, but it’s not the whole true. There’s the back story that is shoved under the carpet and ignored. Why? Because, the truth isn’t exciting… the truth shows the hard work it took. . . the truth can be ugly and tough.
If you are a successful internet marketer or strive to be one, then you are in SALES… and you have a handle on the psychology of what makes people tick. What? They didn’t tell you that? Well, now you know.