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  2. Joanne Keevers

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  4. Beverly Gordon

    You had me laughing my butt off on this one! I love your way of telling things the way they are without candy-coating, like M&Ms, for all us spoiled babies out there in Twitterverse, who prentend things are wonderfully positive when, in fact, life pretty much sucks!! lol Your insight into guruism is right on target. Believe me, I’ve tried following the gurus with little success or understanding of carbon-copy marketing or whatever the latest-greatest take on Internet marketing currently being promoted.

    I appreciate you and love your eBooks, which admittedly, I rarely take time to read! But Tweetie Pie, I will do so just as soon as I get a moment away from all the other things I have to read, like the latest/greatest Internet marketing guru’s dribble about how to make millions while you eat, sleep, have sex, drive your car or feed your kids! Aren’t you dying to know?

    Keep up the great way at making us stop and look at our foolist selves in the proverbial mirror of behavior!


  5. Gary

    @ Jo – Gee, I should be blushing after such a wonderful comment.

    I actually enjoy helping people and I LOVE writing these little e-books. Well, most of them are 40 pages or more. So, combining the two makes me pretty happy.

    As a fellow Aussie… “Crikey… thanks!”


  6. Gary

    @ Bev – hey thanks for coming across from Twitter. My goodness, if you EVER get that manifesto of “How to Make Internet Money While Having Sex” then please… TELL ME! ROTFLMAO.

    Seriously, thank you so much for your kind words. You are a treasure on Twitter in a sea of bloody spammers, pornheads and well, a LOT of dipsticks and sumpnuts.

    Always nice hearing from ya Bevs!


  7. Russ

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    That’s why “Gurus” can unashamedly offer 100% 60 day guarantees and yet get few refund requests,.. because the purchasers never really know whether the program would have worked if they’d just actually tried applying it and putting some work in.

    Keep ‘em coming Gazz…good stuff!

  8. Gary

    @ Russ – thanks for saying that. I have an admission to make…

    … I have bought some expensive things and never used them myself – yet! I don’t do that too often though. And I do have them in the queue.

    But, I see so many people who are information junkies. They just collect EVERYTHING and apply NOTHING. They are continually moving from one thing to the next seeking that MAGIC button that you mentioned.

    Not uncoincidentally I have called my new e-book “The Beginner’s Guide to the MAGIC Art of Copywriting.”

    I dreamed up the MAGIC word from this very syndrome that we are talking about.

    Thanks for your great comment. It has added some extra perspective here.


  9. Dan

    Gary, what can I say? You definitely have a way of hitting the nail until it bleeds. I just wish I had the time to write about some of this stuff myself. Now where did I put that pdf I downloaded from you?

    Can’t wait to read about your next rant!


  10. Gary

    Hey! Hi Dan – You rode all the way over here from Twitter!

    Yep, I do have my moments. LOL about the pdf.


  11. Joe Gelb

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  12. Gary

    @ Joe – Thank you for saying this:

    “When I read this site and a bunch of others I take away real value.”

    I try to bring considered viewpoints here (and a few mad rants from time to time – LOL!). I like to try to be educative and do it in an entertaining way. Quite often I laugh as I write with all the ideas that come to me – some are included, a LOT aren’t. I just dunno whether my readers could handle some of my more radical thoughts. Dunno if I even can sometimes.

    Your comment about “raising the bar” is a good one. I’m trying to do that too by adding all these e-books to my repertoire here. And there are more to come.


  13. Denis

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    Thanks for the plug and kind words. Oh no, my blog isn’t ready to receive visitors. It’s still got its old threadbare jammies on-2 weeks-then things should be popping.

    I always come here first, for info and entertainment. My interactions with you are always top notch (and fun), because you bring out the best in me and everyone else. I’ve always got to be on top of my game, just to be able to play on the same field as you.

    Wow, I was still on the other post, not even realizing that you had leapfrogged me. I can’t mention much about my new eBook coming out, but I know you’re gonna luv it! Right what you’d expect from me. This much, I can say, just ’cause it’s on topic with this post (actually the whole book is-whoops-said too much)…

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    And yet another eBook from you?! Egad, Prolific eBook Man strikes again!


    Just had one more thought from re reading your post above. Is it truly laziness or should “civilized” society now be diagnosed with mass ADD with a heaping portion of self-centeredness? Society now has the attention span (thank you media) of a six year old boy. We have become a Cliffs Notes society filled with sound bites, tweets, and OMG-texting? No one, it seems, can write a full sentence, read a book, or have an intelligent valid conversation anymore (present company excluded). Will it get better or worse?

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  14. Denis

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    Was I just reading everything about me?

    Well that WAS me, everything has changed though, but I remember being in the exact same position, not taking the time to study the information I had, but kept on looking for the answer when it was in front of me all along. Had I applied it, I would have been doing alot more!

    I guess a well known ‘Guru’ and his latest product has a clue on in the title of who I was, Jumping around from one thing to the next.

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  17. Linda

    When so many people WON’T help themselves and WON’T take advice, can you blame a guru for taking advantage of them?

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    How does that Viktor Frankl quote go? The last of human freedoms is the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.

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    Every heard of anyone taking a course to learn to promote their site when they have no site and no product to sell on it? Nuff said.

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  18. Gary

    @ Denis – You sell yourself FAR too short D-man. You are a most worthy adversary. When we “joust” it is like Kasparov versus Fisher (just to carry forth the chess theme from above).

    I’m rather pleased that you said this:

    “I always come here first, for info and entertainment. My interactions with you are always top notch (and fun), because you bring out the best in me and everyone else.”

    Coz that is EXACTLY what I want to bring to the table here. Too much info without fun is no good. Likewise, it is no good to be a total buffoon or class idiot without showing something of greater depth. I’m trying to balance the two so that people never really know what they are gonna get here – an idiot or a genius….

    … A genius in the guise of an idiot or an idiot in the guise of a genius. People can take their pick and whatever they pick will be the truth for them. But I am hoping that whtever they choose they will be entertained in one way or another.

    Hmm, I’m reminded of the movie Primal Fear starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton. Just thought I’d throw that in the ring. That is part of my “problem” – too many interconnecting thoughts and tangents flying off in all directions. LOL, sadly.

    You have already seen the number of e-books going up here Denis. Truth is… I get bored. I have to be moving forward. No sooner do I complete a project and I am off into the next one. I need an army of helpers to just manage the armada of ideas that come at me. See? Army. Navy. And already I am having Air Force ideas…

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    Regarding your ADD comment – I often think that far too many people have the attention span of one of those old Kodak flash cubes. Having said that I have the reverse syndrome. I don’t know quite what is worse. LOL.

    Denis, I’m not p155ing in your pocket here when I say that I was super-duper disappointed that you didn’t make it to Las Vegas. We must meet. I have said the same to Thom Swartwood and Hilary Dickinson and a few others.


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  19. Gary

    @ Sean – Ha! I am starting to like your intellect too Sean. This made me laugh…

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    That made me laugh – in a perverse sort of way.

    I can HONESTLY say that I NEVER want to be considered a Guru. I have two specific talents that I rate myself in as highly competent. But in most other things I am either just good, average or fair-dinkum frikken hopeless at – mainly coz I have NO interest in those things.

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    The thing is, Sean, we are all experts in SOMETHING. However, most people are far too busy shot-gunning targets to become any good at hitting any of them. You have identified that and now, by natural progression, you will move forward. There is no other way. You will ace whatever you are interested in. far too many people just don’t understand that and so…

    Enter the Guru – the dude with the push-button quick-fix.

    Good comments Sean. I really appreciated them.


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  20. Gary

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    You should come here more often. You always bring something nice to the table – even if it is to disagree with moi. I so like your viewpoints – even if they completely oppose my own.

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    I’m so glad you are quoting Viktor Frankl. You know why. No need to throw that out in the public arena.

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    Always a pleasure and a privilege to have you come in here Linda. We may not always totally agree but we are in accord on many basic human levels – the ones that COUNT.


  21. Linda

    Hey Gary…

    I know you would never take advantage of anybody. I also know that at times this will return to hurt you because you don’t play by the same rules as people who would think NOTHING of taking advantage of you.

    There are lots of people who would think nothing of hurting me. Lots that have taken advantage of me, too, for that matter. But, it doesn’t hurt me. Not in the long run. It disappoints me, sure, but it doesn’t hurt me.

    Firstly, I know that there are far more people that won’t take advantage of me than those who will — I believe that the majority of people are inherently good and experience has proved that to be correct.

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    I believe a lot of “wannabees” are brainwashed by “gurus” that they have to “learn” first, so they keep buying stuff until they hit information overload and overwhelm. Then they get into a state of analysis paralysis. They’re the junkies addicted to the information crack that the gurus sell. Chicken and egg — what do you nip in the bud first — the addict or the dealer?


  22. Linda

    P.S. Nice to see you too. And hey, you don’t put on a fine set of cranky pants when someone disagrees, so that’s cool. lol

  23. Gary

    Hi Linda – Yes, sadly there are people who think nothing of hurting others. Some even enjoy it. I hate seeing that in others.

    I have been seeing a societal shift – particularly with young people. There are so many now who will move into the gray area of: “If there is a high chance that I won’t get caught then I’ll do it.”

    Just for a change (PMSL now) lemme quote YOU instead of you-know-who…

    “While there are lots of people who are basically lazy and don’t want to do the work, I believe there are lots who are willing to do the work if they only knew where to start.”

    That is true. However, there is also a growing army of people that just want everything – FAST and without working for it.

    Nice analogy of addict and dealer. I see that too.

    Laughing at your “cranky pants” comment. Never heard it put like that before. Anyway, I prefer to remove myself from potentially volatile situations. I did that several times a couple of weeks ago when a group of us went hot-air ballooning. (I blogged about it a little bit but I’m saving that entry for a “rainy day”).

    I can take a lot of pushing and shoving around but when I explode I really go off. So, to reduce my own potential brain damage and the collateral damage to everything and everyone in the general vicinity I prefer to walk away. There are some people who have benefitted greatly from that. LOL!


  24. Phil Morgan

    I love this piece Gary. You’ve managed to lead us away from the silly hero worship of marketers that have found a measure of success (as if they pull their pants on differently than the rest of us in the morning), and at the same time not allow us to deflect attention away from our own failure to take self-responsibity and action – which is really all we’re trying to do when we moan about the gurus.

    Reading your stuff is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.


  25. Gary

    @ Phil – I’m glad you like it Phil and I’m glad that I found you through a mutual friend.

    Drinking from a fire hydrant? Whoa! Stand back after you turn on that tap. Actually, funny story coming up…

    … Many years ago I worked with this guy who was a bit of a dill. He did something to me one day so, in retaliation, I balanced a small plastic cup half full of water over his door. I configured in in such a way that when the door was ajar, that when he barged through it – like he always did – it would tip on him, which it did.

    The next day – the IDIOT – he came in with a “super-soaker” water pistol and proceeded to spray me with the damn thing. Until I got up and chased him. Yeah, I know… childish.

    Anyway, not to be outdone… heh, heh… I waited until he was back in his office, reeled out the fire hydrant hose and, with the assistance of an accomplice, stood outside his office door just around the corner so he couldn’t see me.

    Then I walked in with the fire hose. His eyes started bulging… until he realised that the fire hose was limp and contained no water. Ha, ha!

    Then I yelled out: “Kevo! Gas me up!”

    The hose became really heavy as water filled it to the nozzle. I remember him saying: “Gary, PLEASE! Don’t do this. I didn’t mean it. Anything, I’ll do anything!”

    The guy even pleaded with me not to be stupid. But stupid is as stupid does. I drowned him AND his office. It actually had about half an inch of water on the carpet. Er, after that I kinda had to leave that establishment. I didn’t want to work there any more anyway. PMSL at that crazy time!


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