All my life Iâ€™ve heard the pitches; Â follow the â€˜secretâ€™, the law of attraction, increase your motivation, find your motivation, find your inner strength, gain self confidence and a plethora of other non tangibles. Oh and let’s not forget the warning they give you if you don’t buy their snakeoil – ‘miss this opportunity and you’ll be a loser forever’.
Iâ€™m telling you forgetaboutit.
I am so sick and tired of listening to the pitches to â€˜make you the man you always wanted to be and get rich by following my simple techniques to improve your mental stateâ€™ and other methods to take advantage of the weak and gullible.
I want to deal with winners not losers! I want to be the coach/mentor of an entrepreneur who knows what he wants, is committed and is implementing his dreams. He has the support from family and friends who care – not friends who are enablers. I want clients who can tell the difference between a business plan and a form letter to join a â€˜find your inner entrepreneurâ€™ sales coven.
Mind you I donâ€™t have a problem with people who need that sort of stuff but I am not going to work with those people anymore. What did Peter Finch say to the TV masses in the movie Network,Â â€œIâ€™m mad as hell and Iâ€™m not going to take it anymoreâ€. The excuses, the blame, the guilt and everything else that shrinks and self help â€˜gurusâ€™ dream about are not for me.
Give me an entrepreneur with heart, commitment, guts and who is not afraid to take the steps to be successful and I will lead and/or follow that man to the end and give him support until he tells me to quit.
I truly wish I could sell one of those programs, really. I wish I could get tons of people to send me money to learn how to be my own man, be a success, the eternal optimist and an opportunist.
But hey, what theyâ€™re selling doesnâ€™t come from a self help book or the one hour inspirational lecture or 2 day workshop. You must own it, possess it already and have confidence to take it to the next step.
I wish I could sell that type of dream to people but I couldnâ€™t live with myself.