Well over three weeks ago, I did a call with Master Marketers, Andre Vatke and Steve Sakal, and the topic was… How To Spot A Fake Guru.
If this wasn’t happening to me, I don’t think I would believe it but the responses STILL keep pouring in! And I would say, 99% ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! And then of course, you know there’s that 1% of the angry people! (lol)
So today, I’m going to address the angry 1% who’ve said things like… “there is no such thing as a FAKE GURU because the people decide who the ‘guru’ is”.
Now of course I could go into more things the angry 1% have said and I may cover one or two…but really it’s pretty futile because one thing a very wise dude said to me was…
“when you stand strong and start showing the truth… the angry 1% will rear their ugly head and try and take the SPOTLIGHT off of themselves by discrediting you”
So the fact of the matter is… my perception is my perception… and the angry 1% have their own.
Thing is… the TRUTH will always sets you free.
So let’s get down to business and talk about… Is There Such A Thing As A Fake Guru?
Well, I say there is and here’s why…
A FAKE GURU can present themselves as a trusted mentor but in reality simply be a salesperson in disguise or even worse…a person that is so DELUSIONAL they can no longer decipher between reality and fantasy.
My case and point…
Have you ever heard of James Arthur Ray?
He went from Coach, to Guru, to International brand. He was on Oprah and even did a cameo on “The Secret”. He was also found responsible for three deaths and the hospitalization of 18 others.
I’m not going to get into his whole story, just GOOGLE… Sweat Lodge Guru.
Now, in terms of what the angry 1% say, he was a “GURU” because the people decide who the Guru is… does that make James Arthur Ray legitimate or fake?
I’d say in my simple language, that makes him a FAKE. But in my BIG GIRL language, I could have said he was DECEPTIVE or FRAUDULENT.
The fact of the matter is…He did what he did and now he’s behind bars.
Now believe it or not…
I’ve also heard the angry 1% make innuendos that the people who EXPOSE the FAKE GURU are nothing more than weak victims.
Again everyone has their perceptions and I don’t know, what do you think?
Are you a weak victim to call some one out on their bullshit?
I think it takes COURAGE especially when there are still brainwashed followers involved.
Are you a weak victim because you’re tired of being EXPLOITED?
I think that means you’ve had enough and what you’re tired of the empty promises.
Are you a weak victim to voice your concern PUBLICLY in hopes of helping other people avoid future harm?
I think it means you don’t have the herd mentality, you can think independently but more importantly you care about the well being of others.
Bottom line is… like I said… we all have our perceptions.
And in the book of Shelly Allen…
GURUS become FAKE when their personal agenda supercedes truly helping people solve their problems.
And just because people have followers, it doesn’t mean their advice is necessarily sound.
It can simply mean they are really good at ‘selling’ their idea or…
They are really good at influencing you with psychology to feed their own narcissism.
But don’t take my word for it… Quiet yourself and feel your intuition… it will never let you down.
Until next time…
Nothing but LOVE & FUN + DOWN & DIRTY!
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