This is a touchy subject for me. If you don’t know me here is a brief background. I was in the military for 8yrs. I was injured during deployment and started my entrepreneur journey. During this journey I have met many people. Some helpful some not so helpful. Recently I started joining Facebook groups. In these groups I see a lot of false profits. So, in a sense this is my way of trying to protect you from following the wrong people like I did in the beginning.
What is a False Prophet?
A lot of people live by the mantra fake it until you make it. They pretend to have all this money nice cars big home and get people to follow them. Remember every that glitters isn’t gold. I personally fell victim to these people. I followed them blindly and religiously. Everyone wants to be the hottest thing out but nothing to really show for it. Nothing of substance to teach because they never did it. In this type of situation, you must pay close attention to them and go with your gut.
What to look for?
When I am introduced to a new person the first thing I do is research. I start looking up who this person is. They may not be a big name which is fine. But you need to become a researcher and again trust your gut. Don’t let the superficial stuff fool you. Listen to them, is what they’re saying making sense. Do they have people to back up their claims? I personally watch a person for a few months before I spend a single penny with them. I read their comments and see what others are saying. I look for trends like people jumping all over the place business to business. New opportunity to new opportunity. Here is my thing if you are really making that kind of money then why would you keep switching companies?
How to decipher the real from the fake
The false prophets are all smoke and mirrors. They show you shinny things and expect you to follow. The real people making the money from my experience are not flashing you shinny things. Instead they are teaching you something. That’s the difference one offers shinny things one offers education. I hate the mantra fake it until you make it. At the Anti-Poverty Message, the mantra is Don’t Fake It Until You Make It, Just Make It. Not to say that these people flashing shinny things don’t have anything to teach you. I am saying watch them closely and make the best decision possible.
Stay opened minded and protect yourself. One false prophet will cost you time, money, and energy. You will burn up your warm market and get frustrated. It will make you quit before you even got a chance to get started. This was me, this really happened to me and I know its happening to many others. Don’t be that person. If you want to succeed you need to be moving forward. Speed is the key to success. In our life time we will all have touched a million dollars. But we are all not millionaires. The reason why is because it took to long to make the millions. Point is don’t let the false prophet add time to your journey. Research, research, research. I look forward to seeing you at the top.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.