The following email was sent to me from deanhunt.com to which I had singed up a long time ago.
The following email should provide those that visit the forum an insight on what you can do to improve your business efficiently. Those who may take offence, no offence intended (the title said it already).
Lastly, we’re all here for a business reason so I’m not advocating to leave the forum due to the following content.
I promised that today I would tell you how to double your productivity
and I am going to fulfill that promise.
However, before we get to the juicy stuff, I just want to point out
that I am going to do something that no other marketing guru would
I am going to admit my mistakes
So here goes…
I, Dean Hunt, have wasted a LOT of time on the Internet.
I want to ensure that you do not fall into the same trap as me, so
today I am going to show you how just one factor can achieve all of this:
[B]* How to avoid the sheep mentality
- How to avoid terrible advice
- How to double your productivity
- How to get REAL knowledge
- I will share with you the story of Mr Big **** and how this guy could ruin your business
- How to avoid Mr Big ****, and how to avoid becoming a Mr Big ****
- The difference between perceived work and actual work
- The difference between play success and real success
- Why working hard is not work at all[/B]
Disclaimer: What I am about to tell you may rattle your comfort zone.
Ok, strap yourself in, this could get messy.
The key to all of the above is…
- Avoid using Internet business related forums -
Once you have picked yourself up off the floor please allow me to explain:
I am a member of MANY forums, many of these are related to marketing,
SEO, Internet business etc… However, unless you are completely new to
Internet Business, there is no need to spend time on these forums.
There are many reasons for this, so bear with me…
Firstly, the forums are like a farm, they are the perfect breeding ground
for the “Sheep Mentality”. It is amazing how many people believe what
they read on forums. This can be VERY dangerous to your financial health.
The worst culprits for the sheep mentality are the SEO forums, people
simply recycle the information they read from forums and then claim
it as their own opinions. If you take the majority of your advice from
forums, then you will become a victim of the sheeps mentality and
I was in Washington last week, and in future weeks I will discuss this
in more detail, but let me tell you one amazing fact from my seminars.
FACT: Not one of the experts at the Washington Seminar used Internet
forums for information, nor did any of them post regularly on a business
or marketing related forum.
Is this the biggest coincidence of all time?
These guys are worth tens of millions for a reason, they DON’T have
the sheeps mentality.
Think about it, if the information on these forums was so good, we
would all be rich.
The truth is that the VAST majority of these forums are NOT 8 figure
Whilst in Washington I met a guy called Ryan Deiss, he is a VERY
impressive entrepreneur, and I discussed Internet forums with him
at a restaurant. He told me that he NEVER visits forums, he learns
from the best in the industry, he invests in his education and
purchases ebooks, goes to seminars, and chats with the best on the net.
He focuses on people who have been VERY successful, as opposed to
only focusing on the people who have 1000+ posts.
Here is what Ryan has to say about forums, personally I think this is
“Forums are the ultimate way to “play work” without actually getting
anything accomplished. You feel like you’re working hard on your business
because you’re talking and reading about Internet marketing,
but last I checked you can’t deposit forum posts in the bank.
In fact, that’s probably why so many of the forum regulars are so
darn cynical. They feel like they should be make a lot of money because
they “work so hard”, but in reality they accomplish nothing and are
paid accordingly. It’s kind of sad if you think about it.”
I couldn’t agree more!
The people who spend all day on forums probably believe they are
“networking”, but all they are doing is wasting time.
The absolute worst thing you can do on a forum is listen to the person
I call “Mr Big ****”. This is the guy with 1000+ posts who thinks he
knows everything. This person usually has had some moderate level of
success and now thinks he is elite.
Mainly this type of person struck lucky and got into an industry early.
If forced to start over from scratch, he would probably fail.
I am sure we all know a Mr Big **** forum member, these people are best
to avoid at all costs.
The danger with Mr Big **** is that the other forum members will be
scared of disagreeing with him. So this gives him a license to give
Just remember, I have been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
I am guilty of all of the above.
You may think that Mr Big **** and his Pay Per Click site are successful,
but last week I spent time with TRULY SUCCESSFUL people. There was one guy worth
over 180 million, and all of them were leaders in their field.
I will say this one more time…
- Not one of them was a forum regular, none of them got their info from forums, not one of them recommended forums as a source of info -
Don’t get me wrong, forums can be useful for newbies, but the problem
is that forums generally are anti-newbie. In particular Mr Big **** hates
Also, 99% of the info on forums is not worth reading. I don’t know
about you, but my time is far to valuable to waste 99% of it.
Your goal for the rest of 2007 is to stop “playing work” and start
doing some real work.
See you at the finish line.
PS: I have stopped emailing blog post notifications, but don’t worry,
I post once per week (every weekend).
PPS: If you disagree with all of the above, then you could be Mr Big ****.