How To Decipher A Legitimate Guru From A Fake

I belong to a group on Facebook called The Women Of Facebook.

The other day a “friend” of mine by the name of Heather Calhoun posed this question:

“Are you a self-taught entrepreneur or did you invest in training? If you invested, what area did you invest in? (Leadership, Marketing, Sales..etc) How did you decipher who was legit and who was a ‘fake guru’, lol? I can’t wait to hear your responses!”

Of course there were many answers and if you’re a member of the group, you can easily find the thread.

However, I decided to make this blog post out of my answer because I thought it was good information that may help some folks that are looking into training.

So without further ado, here is my response:

OMG, do I have a list for you Heather Calhoun!

But before I lay it out…

I did both self education and have invested in training.

Here is what I observed about FAKE GOOROOS:

1. They cannot produce documentation.

2. They say that their clients identities are confidential and private.

3. They have NO STUDENTS to show.

4. They always do A LOT of talking instead of LISTENING.

5. They hide behind webinar screens.

6. They do not answer their phone.

7. They do not “do what they say or say what they do”.

8. They SELL more than they TEACH.

9. They blame their students for their lack of success instead of reevaluating their own ‘teaching’ method.

10. They subtly insert doubt into the minds of their students. (saying things like: most don’t succeed, most can’t follow instructions, most will never make it)

11. They can’t take their student from where they are at, to the next level.

12. They have no blueprint for success.

13. They talk in circles.

OK… I will stop there… as I see this list is turning into the ENERGIZER BUNNY!

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Until next time…

Nothing but LOVE & FUN + DOWN & DIRTY…

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6 Responses to How To Decipher A Legitimate Guru From A Fake

  1. Dave Hansford says:

    Great POST Shelly!!! – once again a home run for your team!
    Great work…. Thank you – Dave Hansford

  2. Steve Sakal says:

    Yo Shelly!

    You know what a Fake GooRoo and DooDoo have in common?


    The good news is…
    You can smell and spot them both a mile away if you know how to!

    Thanks for the sah-weet list you shared so others also can know…

    They DON’T HAVE TO step in or slip n slide on the GooRoo DooDoo – IF they want to learn how to avoid those GooRoo Landmines all over the place!

    Hey people listen up! Why? Because this girl knows what she’s talking about!

    Take it from her. because she’s been there and done that and she knows…

    It’s a lot easier really know how to spot the GooRoo DooDoo and just shake the dust off your feet as you tromp around the plethora of resources out there and spot them as you look for help with your own business; then it is to have to hose the GooRoo DooDoo off your feet and not gag and cry as you have to clean yourself off!

    That just stinks and it also costs you a lot of time, effort, and even money in the process!

    Thanks again Shelly for sharing the Truth!

    Your friend and colleague,
    Steve Sakal
    The Ordinary Guy! 🙂

    • ShellyAllen says:

      The GooRoo DooDoo… now that’s CLASSIC!

      Thanks for stopping by Steve… YOU always CRACK ME UP!

  3. Great post Shelly,
    I did notice the post this week and I loved your answer. Actually, there was not much to add as you gave such a great list but I did mention that often, we do not listen to our gut enough and end up making bad choices because we listen to the wrong people…you know…the fake Gurus…
    Nathalie Villeneuve recently posted..The Remarkable Tax Benefits of a Home Business

    • ShellyAllen says:

      I remember what you said Nathalie… and YOU are so right on!

      “we do not listen to our gut enough and end up making bad choices”

      Amen SISTAH… and that was a HUGE lesson for me!

      I will NEVER not listen to my gut again because it is always right on!

      Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon…:)

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