…many moons ago, pre-Internet, when we all lived in black and white, and in simpler times, young Barry and two of his friends where playing ‘Cowboys and Indians.’
Running through the playground, Niall Keenan had a hold of the back of my jumper, and a friend’s, and was racing us through the morning playground like a stage coach about to be robbed.
Being one of the horses, it wasn’t my job to think, I was simply pointed in a direction and ordered to run as fast as I could.
Well, that was my excuse later, as I stood facing my teacher and looking at the handwork we’d left behind us.
The freshly laid concrete bore the footprints of our little stagecoach.
Why we ran through it, even though the grumpiest man in the world was trying to flag us down, is something I still haven’t an answer to?
My excuse was that Niall was steering us.
And so it is with a lot of us on the Internet nowadays. We leave our brains behind and hitch ourselves to someone’s train and leave the thinking up to them.
But what if they’re not thinking?
Or even know what they’re talking about?
Lately I’ve been watching a lot of so called experts, jumping from one thing to the next, and being an expert on them all. – If that’s even possible.
I’ve also seen another offering a $1000 course, as a buy one, get one free, with a $20 product.
I’ve also seen another offering a mailing list of almost 2,500 for a fraction of the price I would.
Which makes you wonder about the people that follow them? – How many of them are asleep behind the wheel?
Are you one of them?
I’ll be honest, I’ve made that mistake too. Like running through that wet concrete that morning, I’ve hitched myself to the wrong wagons, and followed the wrong people.
January 1st isn’t too far away, and you’ll see last year’s nonsense being rolled out to dupe you into thinking that next year is going to be the one that’s going to be the one you’ve always wanted.
If they’re promoting something new, are an instant expert, offering push button software, or are still featuring the same testimonials from the same people, it’s time to wake up.
If you’re standing on the wrong side of wet concrete, you’ve got to take some responsibility for where you are.
PS – I don’t claim to be an expert on many things, but there’s a few courses here I’m proud of putting together.