Why Mike Dillard is NOT just a car salesman...
What makes a good guru a great guru? What makes a great guru the best guru?
These are some questions you should be asking yourself before finding someone to mentor you in your chosen field. Self proclaimed guru’s are a dime a dozen, and sometimes even cheaper. Real gurus do not find the need to profess their greatness, as there are already legions of fans and followers who do that for them.
A good guru, is someone who is trustworthy. A good guru will not rip people off simply for the sake of making a quick buck. They have something to offer that their customers/followers need or want. This might be a product, or it may be a service. It might even just be a way of thinking about things. The best guru’s all start out at this level, but few rise above this group to become even greater gurus.
A great guru meets the specifications above, but has even more value to add. Usually they will have a revolutionary product that makes life easier for their followers. Something so revolutionary that life without it, just seems pointless. Whether it’s an automated tool, a training system, or merely a better philosophy on life. A great guru causes change.
Every leader in every field aspires to become the best guru in their prospective profession. It’s this competitiveness that creates such high standards for those wishing to be the best guru in the world! These men and women offer something beyond just a product, or a service. They offer a philosophy that changes the world. They offer paradigm shifts so great that you can hardly believe where you used to be, compared to where you end up after following their words. These men and women believe in what they do, they believe in adding more value than they expect back monetarily. They help, not only for profit, but also because they care.
Sure, guru’s at all levels love making money. But as you can see in the above posting – the higher the level of enlightenment that a guru receives – the less they expect in return. This does not mean their products get cheaper – quite the contrary in fact. What this does mean is that no matter what the price of the product or service they are selling – the value with be exponentially higher than what they are asking. They will give more than they receive, and they will do this over and over again. The best gurus want to aspire not only to greatness in themselves, but the greatness of their fellow mankind as well. They don’t want to be alone at the top, they want to bring everyone there with them.
Unfortunately, no matter how great of a guru you find in your personal journey – if you do not find the strength, the courage, and the tenacity within yourself to succeed and go where you wish to go – no poking, prodding, or convincing of any type will help you. The change that all of these gurus preach comes from within – not from a product or service. These products and services merely help you to get to where you’re going.
Gurus are car salesmen. They sell you the vehicles to take you to greatness. They don't sell you change, they sell you ability to travel to change. The ability to get to where you want to be. Stop buying product after product if you're not getting it. Reflect. Figure out what kind of car you want to drive, who's selling it - and who gives the best warranty/maintenance program and who's selling the vehicle fully loaded, as opposed to the barebones brokers ;)
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