In order to be self–reliant and self-sufficient you need to trust yourself not the guru. This post crosses every spectrum from internet marketing to Jesus so only stay around only if you like ranting without much of a purpose.
The Internet Guru
I just tested two methods that were guaranteed to pull better conversions on some of my products. So says the talking head of internet marketing gurus. Better still, they were the proof used to try and sell the rest of a system.
So instead of blind faith. I tested them myself. Call me a heathen.
Results? Both performed worse than my originals.
This person is supposed to be an internet god. The end all and be all of internet marketing gurus.
I almost turned around my whole system in a fluster to try and put these ‘full proof methods’ into practice. What a load of bio fertilizer.
My fault in looking for the quick fix. I’m glad I tested the methods instead of watching my income fall to the basement and just thinking it was because of the downturn in the economy.
Number One: The loudest voice isn’t necessarily the most correct one.
Numer Two: Pray for safety but buckle your seat belt.
The Life Guru
How many books have I read to try and “Find My Destiny” or “Attain Enlightenment”? Ya, probably the same large amount as you. You know where the answers are? IN YOUR GUT. Man, no one knows better than me, what lights my fire and gets my motor running. Why should I, or more importantly YOU, listen to anyone other than yourself to try and find out what you should be doing with your time?
Think about it. Do you know what you like doing and what you do not? Are you doing things you don’t like doing? Really…. then stop doing them. There, I just saved you $24.95 for a self help book. My donation button is over on the right.
Following? Screw That!
The answers you are looking for are always inside you. You don’t need to follow anyone in order for them to make you happy. Well, I guess unless following makes you happy. If that’s the case then do that.
Specific skill or technical knowledge is different. That is not what I’m talking about here. That can be measured, tracked and proven.
Seriously though, when was the last time you did something for something because you “SHOULD”. What the heck is that? Should? Who makes up the rules on that one? And who give anyone the right to make rules? Well, it used to be the majority of people agreeing on what was best for the group of people that lived inside that system. Like this. “If you want to be part of this group, then we’ve decided that sex before marriage is not an option. Agreed? Fine. You can stay”. Problem here is that eventually someone wants it all. Then the group falls into the illusion that they have control but in reality, it’s a couple big heads with self interests at heart.
From there starts the evangelism. Someone comes up with the great idea that if this is what we do, then everyone should buy into our little party (and there just may be more jewels in our crown if we do a really smash up job). Lets go convert some ‘savages’ to a more sensible way of living. “Hey you. Quit sharing you silly savages! Work for me so you can BUY what you need and have it all to yourself.” And that’s how the cookie crumbles.
Where am I going with all this?
I have no idea where I’m going with all this. That’s why it’s a rant.
I also know that nothing is for certain. Any time you see black and white, you are in for a rude belief system crash at some point. If you never have your beliefs challenged by an internal voice, then “You have been assimilated by the borg”. You’re probably so caught up in your daily routine that you never stop to listen to yourself. STOP. LISTEN.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL?
Trust that. Move on it.
Every change requires energy. There is a difference between ‘struggle’ and ‘effort’. There is effort involved in sex. People don’t seem to complain. Struggle is when you are spending energy in an area you don’t want to be.
Maybe The World Is Still Flat
I’m amazed every day at how much you can improve your life if you simply think for yourself and do not except conventional thinking as the end all and be all of what truly is going on. Let me explain a little bit about what I mean.
When you do not know what to do in any given situation, then using the advice that you are given is a step up from knowing nothing. In todays world, with the laws put in place to protect us, at least you will not get hurt using this advice. Most times at any rate. This does not mean however that the advice you are receiving is in your best interests to get you on the fastest path towards your goals.
As an example you can take everything from workout routines to investment information. The people that are giving you the information have the financial resources to send their messages through the popular media chains. The can do this over and over to the point that all you hear and see is designed by them. On a large number of topics and areas of your life. Most often, those financial resources were made by selling you things or charging you fees to use things or access resources in the first place.
You have to think about that with the time and interest that it deserves. A really large portion of everything you see and hear on a daily basis is a controlled and designed message.
If your sources of information have a vested interest in selling you something, does it makes sense to think that their advice and suggestions are going to be one hundred percent unbiased? Hardly.
Now to the point. When you know better, you will do better. Look at the results you are achieving using the advice you are getting and look at the results the information source is getting and what they are doing to get those results. If you are advised to put your money into an investment because you will earn lots of money, is the person giving you that advice invested in that resource or are they making their money selling you that resource? It is a big difference.
Did the company get rich investing in shares or did they get rich selling their shares to the public? Don’t except things at face value. Question everything to the degree that it effects your life.
It’s the same with health and fitness. Is the person that is giving you advice using the advice they are giving you and is it working for them? Did the person selling you a diet plan end up having a heart attack, over weight at the age of 30? Or, are they simply selling you products? Is the diet plan you must follow available for purchase through them and so secret that you cannot find the information through free sources?
Model excellence and run away from hype. Pilot your own ship.
Only you know deep down where you truly want to be… this means only you truly know how to get there. You’ll do it by trusting yourself. For further reading check out this philosophy blog