Our founder has an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance and a Masters from The Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, plus over 10 yrs experience in Alternative Investments. If our information seems a little cranial, that’s probably why. However, this is part of what sets us apart from the rest.
We do NOT have a seminar we want you to attend
We do NOT have a coaching program we want you to sign up for
We do NOT have a line-up of programs for other “gurus” to pitch you their programs
We do NOT try to upsell you on a “Platinum” or “Inner Circle” package for $10K-$25K
We do NOT have hundreds of pages on content to overload you with
We do NOT have a bunch of training DVDs you have to find time to watch
We do NOT have average strategies that yield average results
We do NOT make our money by selling information and endless coaching programs
We developed this non-profit because we are sick and tired of all the “get rich quick” schemes that are being circulated and promoted by self-proclaimed “gurus” who make millions by selling you the dream of making thousands. In case you are new to the game, here’s what they do:
1st: They send you a letter or an email luring you into a webinar or live seminar, offering free products as bait (mp3 players, day planners, coupons, books, etc.)
2nd: Once you are at the seminar/webinar, they sell you a “program” that usually costs between $2,000 and $5,000, and includes tons of books, manuals, and DVDs, plus a weekend “boot camp”. They offer a bunch of “free” bonuses that makes their offer seemingly irresistible.
3rd: Once you are at the weekend boot camp, they upsell you on an “inner circle” or “platinum” coaching program, that usually costs you between $10,000 and $25,000. They promise you access to them personally, as opposed to a lowly assistant or hired coach, and they tell you that you get to go on vacation with them, feel important, and ask them questions.
4th: After they’ve milked you dry, they invite you to other boot camps that are really “pitch fests” in disguise, where other “gurus” pitch you their products and coaching programs as well and start the cycle all over again.
The sad part is, though, that most of the time, these “gurus” do not personally utilize the methods they are teaching you. They simply make their money by running the seminar circuit and selling their coaching programs, not from investing. We could start naming names, but we shall refrain.
We feel that their behavior actually hurts people, rather than helps people, because it creates herds of “seminar junkies”. These poor people spend their life savings and their precious time, going from one “opportunity” to the next, only to find that the information is either too much to digest, or too generic to act on, or most of the time, simply outdated.
Now that you know what we are not, here is what we are…
We ARE upfront and candid
We ARE very focused on results
We ARE entrenched in 80/20 thinking, to maximize efficiency
We ARE dogmatic about keeping things as simple as possible
We ARE too detail oriented by most people’s standards
We ARE serious about wanting you to engage in social entrepreneurship
We ARE the real deal. Refreshingly real.