I swear, some of the idiotic questions I've been getting as of late makes me stop and wonder if the Kung Flu truly hasn't made Bozos and idiots out of the "wilful non thinkers" i.e those that choose not to use their noggins, if even for a split second.
Truly, some of the questions I get are beyond wacko.
One being "why do you keep mentioning reviews".
Admittedly Tracy asked this very politely, and therefore no, I'm not going to "tear it apart".
But really, it brings to mind what a great customer from the UK once told me about this sort of nonsense .
"Rahul my friend, you must have the patience of a saint. I dont know, but if I were you, I wouldn't even bother responding to these cretins".
He was referring to the price wankers and Schofield-sort trolls obviously, not the person above.
But (and he said it in slightly different language over email - I paraphrased) he's so right ...
So I haven't replied to Tracy as yet (btw, this is a different Tracy from the "India man very hot" Tracy I've spoken of before!).
But ... really, why would any business owner, at least some one with ANY sense, even a modicum of common sense and nothing else NOT do it?
Anyway to explain the obvious.
First, what Claude Bristol said in the Magic of Believing, which by itself is a marketing lesson unto itself (and life lesson, and should answer this).
Repeition of the same chant, the same affirmations, the same incantations leads to belief - and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
But more on the obvious ...
I mean, lets see, if a product HELPED a genuine customer achieve their fitness or other goals, then why the hell would I NOT mention this?
I mean, isn't that the very point of the business ?
Sure, we all have to make a living, but isn't the very point of all this to HELP people achieve THEIR goals?
Brings to mind what Gautam, a great guy and a customer for the first book on Pull-ups i.e. "Pull-ups - from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS!" said.
"I can't wait to shower you with a glowing testimonial!"
This was said BEFORE he actually bought the book! (so sure was he that the book would WORK - flat out work - plain and simple).
Truly, the DOERS - do GET IT.
And being birds of a feather flock together, if a doer reads a review from another DOER - well - it can only be HELPFUL, productive an dgood no?
Sometimes, even the patience of a saint is tested by having to explain all this!
As for the -ve?
Well, I tom Tom those even more.
Yours truly ain't the sort of person that paints a "rosy" and "all is well always" picture like "Medam Cicy" loves to do.
That may work for some people.
I'd rather be a REALIST.
I'd rather be honest about the fact I ain't for everyone - indeed the vast majority.
I'm probably for the 3% - the TRUE DOERS in life - and FITNESS.
And thats fine.
I'd rather be honest about it!
And admittedly I DO love calling out the Bozos on their nonsense, hehe. Always good to have some great entertainment coming your way, even if it's puerile and facile (when the Bozos do it).
Last, but not least, rest assured that the only reviews I really tear apart are those sent in by price wankers, freebie seekers and Bozos (a large majority, but by no means "everyone").
If someone disagrees with me on something in a rational manner, I'm more than happy to give them their say and to HEAR what they have to say.
I might not agree, but presented rationally, I am not going to tear most view points apart just because I dont agree with them, unless of course they're profoundly idioitc racist rants and such from jokers, ass clowns and jackasses.
Anyway, folks, hopefully that clears that one up.
All in a day's work, hehe.
I'll be back soon!!
PS - Here are some REAL words (reviews) from real customers ...