Long story short, after a couple of years, my client gets a call from his friend saying his wife left him and he was broke. My client was shocked to hear the news and he rushed over to his friend's place.
It seems over the past 2 years, his friend spent thousands and thousands of dollars on a ton of courses and products. And he was literally spending 16 to 18 hours in front of the computer which severely affected his relationship with his wife and eventually resulted in her leaving him.
My client looked at all the courses he purchased and he said his head literally spun with the number of products he ended up purchasing. Knowing fully well no one could consume so much information, he asked his friend, "Which among these courses were most helpful for you?"
His friend replied, "None, nothing works. I tried everyone of them."
My client asked, "You mean, you implemented what you learned from all these courses?"
His friend- "Not all, but some..."
My client- "Okay, show me what you did"
His friend showed him what he did- an article here, a blog post there, a video here, a Squidoo lens there, a squeeze page here an Amazon store there etc.
And to make matters worse, all these properties were in different niches.
My client dug deeper into his computer and he found multiple instances of the same product purchased more than once and his friend said, 'Oh, I didn't realize that."
My client- "So you spend your money on products you already purchased and you are saying you didn't know that? You know what, you are an idiot, you really are... I am not surprised your wife left you. You just don't have an entrepreneurial mindset. I guess it was my mistake to have asked you to start a business online. But I think you should just stick to your job."
Sometimes you have to accept the fact that running a business is not for you and move on.