Some of you may have noticed that I have become increasingly blunt in recent months. That is happening for a reason. Through coaching many clients and watching the results, I definitely learned something very important: it doesn’t help you when I put up with your BS.
Today I received an email that epitomizes everything that is wrong about the state of internet marketing today, everything that is wrong with the spiritual community in general, and the number one reason most people are not getting real transformation in their lives.
This gentleman’s belief system is so messed up that he has NO CLUE how messed up it really is.
It reminds me of Lesson 24 of A Course in Miracles:
I do not perceive my own best interests.
And unless you already have everything you ever wanted in life (or are well on your way there), YOU do not perceive your own best interests, either.
This is what this gentleman said in his email to me as he unsubscribed from my list:
“Content of emails is too ‘salesy’ for spiritual information.”
Ummmm … seriously??
It really is amazing how much a person can communicate about how totally screwed up his or her belief system is in so few words. Let’s look at just a few of the core issues this gentleman has revealed in one short sentence. Here we go:
1. He is complaining about a newsletter that was free that he voluntarily signed up for … Let’s just start there. You voluntarily signed up for my newsletter. I have made clear all over my website that this is a business, not a charity, and that the belief that “money is not spiritual” is a bunch of BS that will hold you back in every area of your life. If you do not agree, why did you sign up? You are not paying me enough to listen to this ridiculous garbage. This is why my content will no longer be free.
2. The second problem I already hinted at … this gentleman thinks money and spirituality are two separate things. As long as he believes that, he is setting himself up for a very limited (and painful) life. The belief that “caring about money is unspiritual” is one of the ego’s most powerful ways to keep the world in chains. Sure, let’s keep all the healers destitute and overworked. Then they’ll have no power to heal anybody. Good going, my friend, you totally bought the ego’s bullshit, hook, line, and sinker.
3. He thinks he can take “free” content (it ain’t free, folks, it takes tremendous time and energy to create “free” content) and that he should not be required to give anything back. That kind of attitude will lead to poverty. You want to gain in life, start learning how to have balanced exchanges where both people benefit.
This guy’s belief system is BANKRUPT, totally usurped by the ego. I don’t know him personally, but I guarantee you he has serious money problems. Almost everyone who has these beliefs has money problems. Because the beliefs he is expressing here ARE the problem.
And although I’ve been sitting here for quite a while with the ANSWER to the problem, many of you simply have not been listening.
THAT is not going to continue.
(And, please, those of you who have financially contributed or substantially contributed in other ways, you know I’m not talking to you right now — I am grateful for your support. Please understand I am speaking now to a large proportion of people who’ve been following me for a long time and still don’t “get it.”)
With each passing day, I am more and more convinced that the way internet marketing currently works (all this “free” garbage, most of which isn’t worth the time spent reading it or watching it) … is OVER. A new paradigm is coming, and I am going to be on the vanguard of this new movement.
In the new paradigm, you will be required to INVEST in order to receive the content. Don’t like sales pitches? Great. There’s an easy solution to that. Purchase. Once you’re already invested, we can focus on discussing content. And unlike the totally CLUELESS questions and comments I tend to get from people who haven’t invested, we are going to get questions that are actually worth discussing.
Which means those of you who have invested, and who are going to invest, are going to receive a MUCH higher quality of content.
We are no longer going to have the entire barrel of content tailored to the lowest common denominator. We are going to tailor the content to people who’ve invested and people who are committed to living a fuller, more expansive, more powerful, more joyful life. By investing, you’ve demonstrated that you do “get it,” and we can move into more advanced content much more quickly.
Which means faster results for you, and much higher morale for me.
No more “free,” folks, except for a tiny bit of introductory content for newcomers. After that, they must invest or I’m perfectly happy to say “buh-bye.” Those of you who have not contributed are DEAD WEIGHT on the rest of us. (Hey, I told you I was going to be blunt.)
I’m doing this for your own good. And for my sanity.
The new membership website will be released soon.
Thanks for your understanding.
About the Author:
Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening
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