Before I launched I sent the product to a very well known high paid Internet Marketer, asking if he would take a look at it and promote my product.
The reply was a shocker...
First up he said that he loved the product as far as the education and strategy was concerned but he didn't like my personal bio which was largely about my history and more to the point - drug/alcohol addiction.
His words were:
"Your product and system is good but your personal bio is terrible. Why are you telling people about drug addiction? This does nothing for you or your product accept affect your credibility as an Internet Marketer. You need to delete that whole section if you want to stand a chance of building a grand reputation. In fact you have damaged it already by telling me. I can't promote your product"
In contrast to his statement I see hugely successful business like Brenden Burchard and Rich Shefren who actually use their histories and backgrounds as a foundation for their businesses. These are the guys that know how to build a business, help other people and do it with conviction.
Granted neither of those examples are quite as extreme as the one I am telling but really...
Does my story tarnish my reputation?
To be honest I will continue to stay true to my history and tell people because it is in fact my greatest strength.
As a result of my poor choices all those years ago I have learned more about myself than I ever would have had I taken a cleaner and more formal path, and I met the mother to my child in a rehab! We are a close family, clean, sober and loving.
And my entire approach to Internet Marketing is based on a life of recovery, truth and commitment - to never give up.
So, my mind won't be changed regardless of the replies I might get on this thread but I wonder if anyone else shares their difficulties and hardships in their online content. If so what are your outcomes? Do you regret it? Do you advise it? What are they?
God knows this world if full of sufferings, just switch on CNN. You can't hide that!
Mental health, abuse, racism, hatred etc. So much of this is in our world. We have to live this way, accept and challenge when we need to and be true to ourselves all along the way.
To Our Success