Did self-help become about self-helping ourselves sell books?

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We are always looking for something or someone to tell us what we need to hear.  If someone tells us the hard truth, we’re pissed off or offended.  Nowadays, we’re always offended.  This person said something we didn’t like.  People don’t want to hear the truth.  They want to hear what makes them feel better or normal.  

Well, you’re in luck.  Todays world is full of salesmen and women trying to sell you on something. Only to get you coming back. I’ll tell you what you want to hear so you’ll buy tickets to my seminar.  Get the fuck outta here!

I’m always reading those damn articles, “The ten things that will change your life”, “The top five things to make you a better person”, “How to be the best you”, “Do these three habits every morning to change your life”.

Damn.  It’s exhausting.  Just when I thought I was changing my life that same damn magazine has a different life changing list next month.  How the hell am I supposed to know how to change my life if you have a different list every damn week?!  What? Was last months list just a draft? Were you fucking with me?  I’m confused.

It’s the same with those mens magazines.  Every month they have the best ab workout.  “Ok guys, last months workout was total bullshit but this months workout?  The only one you’ll ever need. Until next month. Be sure to pick up your copy.”  Get the fuck outta here!

The only thing you’ll ever really need is a subscription and half a brain so they can constantly sell you a new thing, a new list, a subscription, a prescription and a better life than last month.

“You give a man a fish, that man knows where to come for fish.  You teach a man to fish, and you’ve just destroyed your market base.” – Jackie Kashian 

I signed up for a couple websites about spiritual mind journey figuring this life out kinda sites.  I get bombarded with daily emails about changing your life, the top ten things you need to do to be successful, things you should do every morning to be more productive.  Ugh.  Enough already.

My favorite is Tony Robbins.  This guys face and voice just pisses me off.  I watched a Ted Talk with this guy.  The whole Ted Talk was him selling his seminar.  Nah, I’m good.  I don’t really consider it self help when you’re self helping yourself to sell your books and seminars.  Get the fuck outta here!

These people don’t want you to figure it out.  They want you to be confused.  This way you keep coming back.  Last week you had it figured out.  This week I’ll let you know you don’t.  So go ahead and pick up my new book to figure out how to get your life on track until I finish my next book.  I’ll be in touch.

Get the fuck outta here!

I’m not saying all these books and people are bad.  Not at all.  I read a lot of these books.  They should be a guidance and at the end of the day you should be able to think for yourself.  Draw your own conclusions and at the end of the book be able to say, “Huh, they made some pretty valid points” or “Nah, that is some real bullshit”.

Have you signed up for my Newsletter/Giveaway?  I’m not selling anything…yet. But I do have a giveaway once a month that you’re pretty sure to dig.

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