“Positive Thinkers” have really annoyed me lately. I have been harassed by a bunch of “Positive People” from Multi-Level-Marketing Schemes (“MLM”).
They are so “Positive” and are all making “So Much Money” – hence, they tried to put lots of pressure for me to join their schemes. I have noted something incredibly interesting lately.
I know lots of multi-millionaires who are the “Real Thing”.
Yet, compared to these other Con-Artists:
– Absolutely NONE of them are “Positive Thinkers”.
– They are all HARDCORE “Realists”.
– When I have told them about “Positive Thinking” they sneer / laugh at me.
So this is very interesting – I know so many “Poor” people who go around, being “Positive” pretending they are doing very well. When I suggest to them (even politely) they should look at both side of the equations and be pragmatic, they usually defend their beliefs quite strong and label me as “Negative” or not really understanding “Positive Thinking”.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that we all need to be in fear of Nuclear Annihilation all the time and incredibly negative. I am just saying that lately, lots of people who are so positive (near delusional) have really showed me the limitations of the thinking.
One extremely unethnical practice I have noted are some of the Multi-Level Marketing schemes out there. Now don’t get me wrong, I think some are extremely good and I am not attacking the industry (i.e. I have had very good experiences with NutriMetics & Herbal-Life) – I am talking about some shonky players that I bet you know about! In actual fact, I think MLM is a good type of model. But like anything – it can be misused. My favourite biblical example is in the use of a knife, i.e:
– You can use it to cut bread.
– You can use it to cut someone up.
One thing that I think is so unethical (which in my opinion should be made illegal) is:
– They Get in “Poor People”.
– Sell them “Financial Freedom”, “Fluffy Clouds” and “BS”.
– They attack our Western Society, Our Way of Life and tell you how bad it is.
– Con them into handing over what little Money & Time they have.
– Manipulate them into believing that in 1 – 3 years, they will be millionaires.
One poor person I recently Coached has been completely sucked into these schemes. They are so “Positive” and because they “Believe” (or more likely have been Conned by their MLM company) in what they are doing – they basically have put their career and life on hold to chase the fluffy clouds. Don’t you love “Positive Thinking”? Yes – thank you for helping to destroy this person’s life.
That is really bad an unfair! This MLM company doesn’t care about the lives of people it’s damaging, doesn’t tell them clearly what they are up for – and even worse, when this person most likely doesn’t achieve their $10,000+ / Month of Passive Cashflow – they will then blame this person for not “Following the System” or being not “Positive Enough”. To go the next level, I have spoken to many Multi-Millionaries I know about this MLM company – and guess what? They all think it’s a complete rip off. In fact, one used this exact words to me some years ago:
– It’s an evil company that teaches poor people, to prey on poor people.
When I first heard that, I thought I was a bit extreme – and not very nice. But it’s really true. There are some mean people in this world, that just love preying off other people. These companies use “Positive Thinking” as a means of getting people to lower their ability to scrutinize so they can rip them off and take over their lives. This top trader I know Chris Lori has this great saying “Be Careful, it’s a Jungle out there!” – so true and relevant here I think!