A Warning Letter To The Shady Gurus

Dear Shady Gurus,

We are writing this letter to you today to let you know…WE ARE ON TO YOU!

The GREED TRIGGERS you’ve been using in your marketing…

The pics of flashy cars, houses, and vacations spots…

The headlines like “Never Cold Call Again”, “Create Immediate Cashflow” “Build Your Business On Autopilot”

Shame on you!  You were supposed to be a trusted adviser, at least that’s what you “sold” yourself as.

Understand, WE now “get” that GREED and other emotional triggers are just a short lived, mental drug… anesthesia if you will, that you’ve been using to entice us in our time of struggle.

You see, we’ve been educating ourselves and we know that emotional triggers can be a good thing when used ethically and with integrity to persuade people to get the help they need because sometimes an extra push in the right direction is necessary…

But guess what, the GREED trigger you’ve been using on us…yeah, we’ll admit, you got us to be GREEDY for a season.  It’s human nature to look for the easy way.

We bought your newest SHINY OBJECT…and your next one, and your next one…and your next one because you said it would “help” us and WE trusted you.

But after thousands of dollars spent and the SHINY OBJECTS not getting us any farther down the promised road of success with our respective businesses…

And the SHINY OBJECTS not doing what you said they would do…

They didn’t generate the MASS amounts of LEADS, they didn’t put our business on autopilot, they didn’t get us TOP rankings on GOOGLE, hell…they didn’t even relinquish us from talking to people on the telephone.

What they did do however, was temporarily inspire us into action because they kept us in a constant learning mode, which kept us busy and our minds off of our real problems…

Remember those?  Our real problems?

The ones you said you had solutions for?

Well… WE are BRIGHT people and have figured out…

The only solution you had for us was an AGENDA.

The AGENDA to keep your pockets lined with our money and make us angry at our own companies in hopes of us joining yours.

Anyway, it’s all good now because YOU and the deceitful way you’ve been using emotional TRIGGERS on us have been EXPOSED and…

Our temporary, inspired actions are gone now… and so are we… we’ve moved on to better places and are heading down the road less traveled!

So in closing, let us say…

Your form of GLUTTONY will keep you on a continuous tread mill…

And as news spreads of your ways…and bad news travels fast…

The struggling prey you once fed on will be educated by us, The Bright Ones.

The ones who can THINK for themselves…

The ones whose only AGENDA is to help our fellow man who has dreams and goals to achieve.

So good luck with what you do…

We sincerely wish you the best… because we know… LIKE attracts LIKE and out here on the internet…

It’s A SMALL WORLD Afterall…  

The BRIGHT Ones!




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10 Responses to A Warning Letter To The Shady Gurus

  1. Lidia says:

    Very inspiring Shelly!! This is like the Ode to Freedom 🙂
    I am so looking forward to all of your work, it’s fun, it’s fresh, and it’s ever so truthful!!

    The Bright One 😉
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  2. Dave Kotecki says:

    Hey Shelly,

    I followed your link from Facebook, and it took me to an email archive.
    Never seen that before.

    I absolutely loved this post.
    I have the same concept in my brain, and I put it out in different ways
    at different times. Your message really hit home with me and I just
    had to say “I’m with you, Shelly!”

    P.S. oops. almost forgot. the reason i had to click the link on my facebook feed was the word “buffoonery”. when i saw that, i simply had to find out what you were talking about
    it was worth it 🙂
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  3. Dee says:

    “emotional triggers can be a good thing when used ethically and with integrity”….
    You rock, Shelly Allen!!

  4. Felicia Starks says:

    Great post, Shelly!

  5. Hi Shelly,

    OMG…Keep them coming girl! You are awesome and REAL and so good at speaking what we are all thinking! But more and more people are speaking their minds and that’s a great thing. Too many shiny objects, not enough warning letters…and it’s about to change! ! Thanks Shelly ~ Nathalie
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  6. LOL! I think you should be renamed Shelly ‘Atomic’ Allen.

    I love how you differentiate between healthy and unhealthy ways to ‘trigger’ people, though. It’s all about intent.

    The way I look at it, if a person with a knife approached you on the street, their intent would be selfish and probably destructive.

    If a person with a knife approached you while you were in an operating room, their intent would be entirely positive and aimed at healing you.

    In both cases – if we assume the person on the street was out for your wallet – the person carrying the knife will make money. In one case, though, your life could be changed in an amazing way. Both of you benefit from the exchange.

    If you use ethical ways to interrupt an unhealthy pattern of thought someone has, to allow them to look at a different way of thinking, that can be a liberating thing to do. For example, if someone has a thought pattern that it’s never right for them to earn more than their parents, and their parents have always been broke, it might be helpful to offer them a new way of thinking. If, however, you trigger someone’s fear of loss to get into something that isn’t right for them, it’s never a good thing.
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  7. Jesus said “for the poor always ye have with you” and I suppose the Guru’s will always have new people to take advantage because there are always people wising up and trying to improve their situations, but then they (we) wise up to the guru’s (even as you have state in this article).

    It ultimately boils down to this, you have to live with yourself.
    The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
    ~~ B. C. Forbes

    Thanks Shelley for the straight forwardness of this article, I suspect it may help a lot of others avoid a lot of unnecessary troubles.

    Russell Morris
    The Online Infopreneur
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  8. Joyce Penner says:

    Shelly. This was one of the better articles I have ever read. You’re concern for others shows through like a beacon.
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  9. Deanna Evertt says:

    Love your articles, Shelly. You have a great writing style and it was great chatting to you today on FB about some of the experiences we have been through. I believe integrity always wins out in the long run and a business built on that will be stronger.
    I may not be makin’ the millions but at least I know I am doing my best and can look at myself in the mirror with respect. Unfortunately there will always be ‘newbies’ for the greedy ones to take advantage of. And unfortunately, I believe some of the very ruthless gurus do not even have a conscience.

  10. Love your article Shelly I choose to be honest and show integrity and would hope that is the people I associate with in business. It is only a matter of time when ones true colors and intent will be shown. Use caution when choosing who to do business with.
    Kelly S Elliott recently posted..The Law of Attraction

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