I have more thanks to my name than actual posts. This is my 6000th post and I doubt that I will ever reach 7,000, because, since Allen left, this place has become a shithole... and I doubt that any newcomer will ever have the wonderful experience that I had here. I hope to give you a hint of that in this post.
Please cherish it.
When the internet was new, which many of you were born into. It was amazing. The WF was at the very forefront of it. Allen Says, was amazing.
At first he was the main poster, and we all hung on every word he said. Sure, he had times when he was a jerk (seemingly) , but Hey! We are ALL that. We all have that. We all have good, bad, and down right ugly.... but some of us give our heart and soul. Allen did that, and it was beyond words, AMAZING. He was the greatest catalyst of internet money making that will EVER be seen.
We all learned.
And he created in us a "family"... through deep insight.
I have been a Warrior since 1999 although my stats dont show it.
Some will hate me for saying this, but I think I was the Warrior that caused them to start the "offline forum", which in my opinion, is the greatest sub forum on the WF... I had threads in the main forum (about "offline") that generated 60, 70 80,000 views, and I think they saw the potential in it...and around 2007 or 8, they started a forum that was totally dedicated to "offline"
Not only have I been a leader, and lover of the people at WF, but I have also raised thousands upon thousands, upon tens, and upon hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities within the WF, without taking a penny... The WF and its people have been so good to me, in history that is soo far past that you may never remember it....that I wanted to give back to our family.
That is my nature.
The first time people recieved a report from me, I was so humble and thankful that I started a free forum for them, because I thought they needed more guidance than just a report. I was offended , originally, when people wanted to SELL within th for5um I created, because to me it was just a gift.
Thats where I come from. I certainly don't need WF popularity, in order to succeed anymore...so Im just gonna say what I think.
I promoted Claude Whitakeres... I promoted Jason Kannigans.... I had little regard for money, (though I made alot) , and I only thought of "helping" and giving back.
The guys I have promoted have become more successful than even myself... I don't care about that anymore... there was a time when it bugged me, but I have my own thing, and its all good. Don't need to be popular, or cry about the people I helped who diss me today.
I dont rely on the WF.... but I will always honor it, love it, and be thankful for it.
To me... When I see the ords "Warrior Forum" in my mind, I only see Bkay, and Paul Meyers, and George Wright... That's what it means to me. I love them and thank God for them.
The WF was the ABSOLUTE greatest forum on the internet for learning to make money...
Now it seems its just a bunch of snarky jerks, entertaining themselves by cutting down the newbies and laughing within their own clicks... and they are just as stupid as the newbies... they found a way to make success, and that makes them think they know it all...when , really, they only know their own way.
It seems that the true desire to help is gone. The desire to be popular among elites, seems to be the big thing.
My own desire to help came from thankfulness... not money motivation...or popularity that was nice, but it wasnt where I came from. It wasnt what I did this for.
I give you my most valuable advice today, as a 20 year Warrior who has made a million dollars or more on the journey... just from the WF alone....
I have taught things that are the opposite of this.... but, with 20 years of understanding here is my advice for young Warriors. Period. In one sentence. It is very simple.
"Follow Russel Brunson"
Im an affiliate of his, but there is no affiliate link here. That is the way. I may have sacrificed 100k by saying this, without promoting... but THAT is the way. DSimple, 123... do it. That is my 6000th post.
Sincerely, John Durham