I caught a bad case of what I call the Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS)...and tried every little gadget and program I could get my hands on thinking that they would all be the one to let me into the "gated community of the gurus". But none of them did. I listened to endless "experts" in countless niches tell me exactly how they made so much and if I paid them this One Time Fee...they would let me in on the secret that would magically propel me to success. All that ever seemed to do was line their bank accounts while I moved onto the next "expert" hoping to stumble upon someone who was actually REAL and willing to help people instead of trying to squeeze them for everything they can. Has this happened to anyone else?
I got into this vicious cycle of thinking I had to know everything about the industry before I could offer anything of value to anyone else. It's the toughest cycle to break too. I didn't think I was qualified enough to be able to have my own products for the longest time because I hadn't made a million dollars yet. So who would listen to me, right? Am I the only one who thought this way?
I wrote my blog post in response one of the few people that I actually do believe to be genuine and in it for the right reasons in this industry. And I'm not even saying his name in this thread because I don't want anyone to think this is a trick or tactic to somehow promote something to earn as many measly commissions as I can and hope they add up to something...those days are gone for me. I have a strong feeling that this thread will either get ignored or garner a negative response from the very people that I am talking about. But that's fine. I just had to get this off my chest and see if there is anyone else out there that feels this way. So does anyone else feel where I am coming from? Do you at all feel the same way? I'd love to hear from you and create a genuine dialogue without the pitches and promoting.