I remember when I really looked up to you. I so desperately wanted to find a way to work at home and earn more money and learn how to create a “flexible schedule”. And all your advice was great. It really helped. And I’m sure your new program will actually help me too – BUT…
Somehow I feel like your helpfulness has turned into a technique. I feel manipulated – but all glazed over in “nice talk” and “providing incredible value”. It seems like you and all your guru cronies have figured out how to turn me into a clog in your nifty “sales funnel”.
I imagine you all at some fancy resort together, going around your conference table, giddy with excitement with that technique you just learned that will double your income this next year.
These days, instead of receiving direct sales pitches I get “round about” sales pitches. You come across as genuine, and helpful, and caring, and “I’m in this with you” but now, more than ever, I’m feeling a bit used.
Is your advice and program REALLY tried and true and proven and tested OR have you figured out what trigger words I want to hear that will make me buy? I feel marketed to not cared for.
Maybe it just seems this way because I’ve received several “non sales sales pitches” in the form of a “helpful free video” for your program from all the players – an obvious joint venture that no one is acknowledging as a joint venture. It’s like when an old friend from high school wants to “catch up” and then 10 minutes into the conversation you have that cold, empty feeling that you’re about to be sold on their latest “opportunity”.
I’m not assuming bad motives – I don’t think earning more money is a bad motive, I just wonder if you’ve convinced yourselves that your motives are totally pure and helpful but really you’re just selling the same programs over and over again with new packaging for the new year. Like when your favorite band just keeps releasing “re-mastered” recordings because they have no new albums.
As in the words of @Garyvee “marketers ruin everything”