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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Give Me Your Money, B****!

(Fair warning: If you don't like the word "bullshit" then turn back now... ;-)

"More Internet Marketing Bullshit? Again?!"

I want to say "Again?! More Bullshit?" but I just can't bring myself to even act surprised. What's awfully sad about this latest round of "internet marketing bullshit" is that it's sincerely believed by those who proffer it. I mean REALLY, REALLY believed. It has become such second nature to them that they're starting to take on the appearance, and develop the charismatic appeal, of cult leaders.

And it's not a LOT of people I'm referring to but rather a small bunch of them. You know, the internet marketing "temple priests?"

IM Groupie or Download Junkie?

The most vulnerable are the NEWER amongst us. When they step into the bullshit stream of "marketing prophecies", it seems as if they have merely "happened upon" some secret stash of information of which only some merry band of exclusive marketers are aware. It then starts to take on a similar fanatical appeal to thing such as James Redman's, "The Celestine Prophecies" or Carlos Castaneda's, "A Separate Reality." In fact, I've spoken with many of these "internet marketing junkies" who get strung out on whatever grade of "internet marketing crack" the gurus are selling each week and it's just really sad.

Some of us have formed a half-amused tolerance for it and we sift through it looking for the golden kernels of corn. Others prefer to take the side roads, blazing their own trails into their own smaller, but just as viable, communities on places like StumbleUpon, and MyBlogLog. Still others just sit there each week scratching their head and wondering when the clouds are going to break and their long vacation in "Internet Marketing Purgatory" is going to end.

"The Sky Is Falling!"

It's rapidly becoming one of those instances where there's so much bullshit going around that no one really knows what to believe anymore. So what does a suggestible person do when they don't know what to do anymore? They very simply go with whomever is most persuasive. Of course, some try to resist... at first. But you know how it is - a constant steady drip, just like we set up autoresponder message series - drip, drip, drip - and eventually, one's resistance wears away.

The latest round of bullshit from Top Marketers is the equivalent of PORSCHE or FERRARI manufacturers telling you that the automobile industry has changed forever and that cars like LEXUS, INFINITI and TOYOTA are no longer worth their, or your, time. And that's just bullshit. Like Chicken Little, they scream that the "internet marketing sky" is falling and you'd better get inside their dealership before it lands on you. Oh, and your family. Don't forget, it's going to land on your family, too, right?

But I want to give you some hope, so pay very close attention to what I'm about to say next.


Notice I'm not packaging this up into either a "viral book" or an e-product and screaming, "Get this now or you'll forever be someone's 'Internet Marketing Bitch.'" The uncomfortable truth might be that you already are... so read on and let's find out together.

Robert Kiyosaki and Financial Freedom

As far as I can see, Robert Kiyosaki has something that I've seen so very rarely in most top marketers - sincerity. Again, I'm not speaking of perfection, or of 100% accuracy, but he has always struck me as sincere. He also understood that having fun is one of the ways that people learn best. And it was only after playing his game, "Cashflow 101", about 6 times, that I got hit with an "Aha!" which, right then, inoculated me from the diseases of the "work-at-home" holy priests.

And sometimes, that's all it takes is one "Aha!" and one person to honestly and sincerely share it with you.

It just makes perfect sense that if you can get even just ONE really great golden nugget from each well-written information product you read, then you'd be constantly enriching your life. So when I set out to read Robert Kiyosaki's, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", I began with the idea of becoming "rich" or a "millionaire" - ideas that we are plied with day in and day out, non-stop, ad nauseum.

But by the time I was done, I had taken away two "nuggets" which have have saved my life and health. And here they are...

1) Assets earn you money; liabilities cost you money.
2) (Monthly Passive Income => Monthly Expenses) = Financial Freedom

Playing "Cashflow 101" helped me realize that, in many cases, a janitor is in a much better position to achieve financial freedom than a doctor or a lawyer.

So, hopefully, you've either stopped, or will stop, chasing the gurus around, feeling that you have to "get rich" or be a "millionaire" and will just start working on earning enough to start covering some of your monthly bills. Is that too much to suggest?

Or, if you're still thinking in terms of being a "millionaire" then read this short essay.

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Ryan said...

Hey Sam!

I just wanted to say thanks for the comment on my blog you left last week.

I was interested to find out more about what you mentioned in it.

Get in touch with me, if you can, and we can talk more?



Shrimphead said...

hmm... very interesting, i think we all should think about the vulnerability of our source of passive income.

we should diversity and generating multiple source of income...

i am sharing my learnings and thaughts at

check it out dude!

broadband phone said...

Good luck getting people behind this one. Though you make some VERY fascinating points, you’re going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what we’ve already heard. What are trying to say here? What do you want us to think? It seems like you can’t really get behind a unique thought. Anyway, that’s just my opinion.