All my life I’ve heard the pitches;  follow the ‘secret’, 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’.

I’m telling you forgetaboutit.

I am so sick and tired of listening to the pitches to ‘make you the man you always wanted to be and get rich by following my simple techniques to improve your mental state’ 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 ‘find your inner entrepreneur’ sales coven.

Mind you I don’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,  “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”. The excuses, the blame, the guilt and everything else that shrinks and self help ‘gurus’ 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 they’re selling doesn’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 couldn’t live with myself.

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  1. Nicely said….

    my fav is “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 read all the books you refer to and knowledge is power….however, only when applied.

    Owen

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