Where does one start? What does one truly talk about when there's much to talk about. For one, I will not keep this short.
I know this is not the first, nor sadly, will it be the last of this kind.
I will keep it straight, honest and with a cry for help.
I am not a guru. I don't have my own products. I am just really starting out with making money, for real. I have my own personal goals which are ambitious and I know the steps require to get there.
I have dreams and I chose to not dwell on them too long and forget to live. I know what I have to do to reach the financial success in this area, I know what to do, and I have created this sense of urgency that will motivate me to it.
Of course, there's health, relationship, spirituality and more that are all part of our great journey in this Great Hall of Life and they all need to be worked on.
And though those are big topics to discuss and they all have there places, today I want to talk about honor, respect, and ethics. To speak on one is really to speak of the other.
I look in my inbox and I see the emails from gurus. Sure, they made a lot of money, mostly off of us I say. I look at their product and I wonder the last time they even did what they are preaching to you to do.
I look at their tactics, though brilliant many of them are, you feel gross, at least I do, to take a survey to "help" someone out so he can teach us better only to be directed to a OTO that is old.
You attend a webinar only to find out that they have nothing of value to say but rather just want you to buy something.
You look closely at the email. Wait, why is that aweber unsubscribe button WAY down at the button of the page. I mean WAY down. Are they trying to tell us something here...was that a mistake?
Clearly not. They want you on their list because they want your money. Period.
They don't care for you. And I wonder if they even have any respect for themselves anymore.
And then there's this guru who said he has changed and will never promote garbage products again, how he turned his life around, quit drugs, will only provide value only to find him promoting garbage products AGAIN and pushing it out so hard that you...I will stop there.
And what about here in our own forum. WSOs after WSOs after WSOs.
Let me make this CLEAR. Of course, you should have your own products and of course you should provide value and at times promote SOLID products belonging to others, yes and yes. But be ETHICAL about it.
There's a few WSO's reviewers here...and gosh, I crack up EVERYTIME I see what he writes. I never saw him say anything "cons" and just promotes to his list. No doubt he is making money but when I saw him write a great review on a product that was CLEARLY not too good...I was...shocked.
Well, not really but you know what I mean. And what about those WSOs that, no offense, actually, yes offence, coming from those who clearly are not making money anywhere else online.
How is it that you think it is ethical and honest to go into the make money niche, create a WSO on a topic you never even tried and...AHH. Makes me angry. Why do you really do that? Why start in a WSO when you can do other things that are profitable.
Yes, there is a HUGE niche here and it is VERY profitable. But do you really feel comfortable and ethical about this? About promoting a WSO of yours when you yourself haven't done the very thing you talked about in the WSO?
Just the other day. I bought a WSO that, surprise, deals with WSOs. Without saying much, this person made a grave mistake and included a method that, well, wasn't allowed to be done.
He had to erase it and the rest of the ebook was vague and BLAH.
Can you really live like that? Oh, I know he is raking it in, I know he is...but...really?
So this is what I am asking you, future leaders, ethical leaders. I am asking you to WALK AWAY from them all. WALK AWAY from those leaders who don't care about you.
Become the one who does CARE. Become the one who will go out of their way to help someone and answer their questions.
Yes, profit. Be a source of information. Even be a broker of information that are good.
Yes, lead the people with honesty, with honor.
They want you to lead. They want us to lead.
No longer are those who claim the riches, the pirates as we may call them, yes pirates, not warriors, are deserving of this.
It is time to cry out. It is time for a warrior cry. The real warriors. The new and the old. Young and old. Male or female. To make reform. To change this all.
To not become pirates. But to become true warriors.
To live bravely and honestly.
To greet people with a smile, to give people a moment of your time.
To help those who are looking up to us.
Yes, profit BUT LEAD WITH VALUE first. Better yet, lead from within first.
Look for the real models we can learn from.
Now I can hear you say but why can't we learn some marketing tactics from the pirates? Remove the story from the tactics? Yes, you can do that but it is stained. You don't want to touch it. Don't want to even be associated with it. It is filth. You deserve better.
You are better.
So what will we take from this? What am I truly saying?
Well, let me tell you where I am heading and you decide to join me or not.
As I said above, I am not guru. However, I am a leader in my own way.
I will not fool people. I will not promote something I don't know about or tried myself.
I will provide value. I will make money OUTSIDE of the make money niche first, and I will teach others how I do it.
I will take my time to answer questions that come up. I will honor and respect each and everyone of you that join a new movement.
Yes, I will probably have a WSO. Don't know when or what. But I do know I will have tested it, tried it, and make sure it WORKS today.
I will question those who have WSOs out and I will make sure they are honest and ethical.
And oh, here's another big thing. I am a fan of education and learning. But look at what you got already. PLEASE, stop buying new WSOs until you put the work, into RESULTS.
Please get the RESULTS.
And oh, when leaving a review on WSOs, I do beg of you, I sincerely beg of you, don't leave a review say "Oh, this looks so cool and has lots of information and I know it can work". DON'T.
It makes you look lazy because it is clear that you may never put this to work, so why will you leave a review saying it will work.
Only leave a review once you got the RESULTS the WSO said it can get you.
Many times, and I mean many times I tell warriors before they release their product, why don't you give it to 3 warriors to try it out now, get the results and BAM, wouldn't that be an awesome testimonial saying "DUDE, this does WORK and I got RESULTS"...better than "OMG, this is SO cool I want to marry it"...
RESULTS people. This is what we looking for. The priceless answer. The difference that makes the difference.
So there it is. My own creed. My own letter, to myself and to the future leaders.
Down with the Pirates.
On with the Warrior.
As the Winner's Creed states:
Life's battles don't always go
to the stronger or faster hand;
But sooner or later
the person who wins
is the one who thinks....."I CAN".
I would add one more thing, the same words Conan O'brien used in his last Tonight Show:
All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
Be kind. Be passionate.
Be a True Warrior.
P.S. Please do read through the thread and the comments/feedback from others and myself where there are some goodies there. I really do appreciate the kind words from all the Warriors who this resonated with! Thank you!
For Part II of A Warrior Cry: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...s-part-ii.html