I’m Not Your Guru
As I seem to have been making this transition in life lately, (I’m calling it the big fat change), I’ve come across some very interesting internal dialogue that I had to share, something that’s disturbed me lately and has had me come to a revelation.
I’m not your guru here at Tony Teegarden Dot Com and nor do I desire to be.
So why do I do it? What drives me to share this stuff that I do?
- To get you to think and do for yourself?
- To satisfy my ego?
- To selfishly fulfill my need to give or contribute? (Bingo)
I’ve been doing a lot of reading on marketing, persuasion, cult like branding and spiritual personal development over the past year or two. What’s it all got do do with this post? A lot. Most of of the stuff turns my stomach if I have to be frank.
I don’t want to be responsible for your outcomes. I don’t want the credit for your successes or your failures. I don’t want to create my own cult of followers or minions. I don’t have my own religion, nor do I want one.
My experiences are my experiences and they don’t, nor should, they reflect any that you may have. Could it however, cause an insight, an internal shift and inspire you to dive into your own journey with awareness?
Sure, I can live with that.
Am I promoting anarchy? Absolutely not.
I’m talking about you being your own guru and being the architect of your own life.
Anytime you put too much stock into one person, I don’t care who it is, you give up your personal power.
The Guru’s Won’t Tell You This
I hate to tell you this but, there is no cookie cutter system for success for any of us. There is no one size fits all, personal development process. There is no one size fits all success system that is going to make you financially successful over night.
The journey for everyone is different.
Because we are all different. Different as in:
- childhood experiences
- different life experiences
- different friendships
- environments to operate in
This creates different expectations that we all have of our financial success, self growth success, relationship success or life results period. We have different expectations of how it should show up in our lives and how much, if any, pain we have to go through in order to get it.
Quite frankly why isn’t anyone mentioning this?
Why doesn’t anyone tell you, “Hey guess what, this may not be for you and you know what, there is a very good chance it won’t work for you because (Insert any reason). However, you may get a nugget or two that will help you connect the dots. It could help you get the complete picture. It could bring all the pieces together of who you are and what you stand for.”
You know why lots of folks aren’t telling you this? Because it’s not smart marketing they figure. There’s a good chance you won’t fork over your money for it, listen to it, accept it or do it because there’s no magic bullet.
Oh I’ve seen plenty of people part ways with their money in the hopes of a magic bullet of personal development. (Yup, I’m totally guilty) The very same thing they say you don’t want, they put full emotional stock into. Then they get pissed when it doesn’t work like like they want, or they get depressed and shove the latest and greatest box o’ stuff in the closet or shove it under the bed and don’t say anything to anybody so you don’t look foolish.
The bottom line is if everyone told you any of this stuff, you’d never part with your money. Period.
Is This Going to Contribute to My Personal Power
I’m all about contribution here at Tony Teegarden Dot Com however it’s not about looking to me as any kind of guru.I don’t want your personal power, I would however like to contribute to it. I’m just like you in many ways. It’s why you’re attracted to read my stuff maybe.
If I can help you connect the dots great, guess what? I’m still connecting mine. I’ll be happy to share with you how I’m connecting mine or how I’ve helped someone else connect theirs, and if you find value, then cool.
However don’t look to me as the guru. I’m just a regular guy who’s still scared to share, a lot of times, what I know. But I do it anyway. Last I checked that was the definition of courage.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing“
Imagine if you asked yourself from now on, “Will this course, will this book, will this audio, will this seminar will this mentor session contribute to my over all picture of the life I am designing?”
What would you make it mean to yourself?
Here’s to living in your power, not the guru’s.