The ‘self help’ industry implemented a brilliant marketing strategy that has been fine tuned. These are people who market people’s fears, in a covert way, leading them to believe they ‘need’ help. Advertising their books promising to ‘make sure you get what you want’, or, ‘how to manifest’…(with loads of mantras for you to keep repeating daily), ad nauseum. ‘Self Help Gurus’ like Anthony Robbins, are a classic example.
There is massive power in suggestion.
They all have marketing teams second to none who have fine tuned their art. As unsuspecting sheeple, who’ll believe anything, due to the fact that we’re either miserable, insecure, looking to manifest millions believing that’ll improve our happiness, (fed by media bullshit) – or simply want a different life to what we’re currently living believe that we ‘need’ people like him! Don’t get me wrong. I’ve nothing against Anthony Robbins or any other ‘Self help Gurus‘, they’ve just perfected the art of making money out of people’s insecurities. In fact, as awful as I feel it is, their strategies are brilliant!
When you read a ‘Self help’ book, what that book is in fact confirming for you, is you need help. All the ‘positive’ affirmations in the book, cleverly keep you believing that what the ‘self help Guru’ is teaching you, is going to ‘make you better’ (whatever you perceive better to be), which continues instilling a ‘negative’ in you, confirming your insecurity, which keeps you glued and coming back for more, in the hopes that if you follow the ‘self help Guru’s’ advice, your life will be ‘better’, ‘more’, bigger’, grander!’
This is very smart subliminal messaging.
Say for example, that you’ve been feeling down, or simply unmotivated for a while. Unless you have a medical ailment, this kind of feeling is very normal, and it always will pass.
However, for various reasons, – In a desperate bid to get rid of ‘what it is’ that you are feeling, not accepting that it’s just part of life and nothing wrong with you, you go searching for a self help book, hoping that by reading all about how to ‘help’ yourself, you’ll feel much better in no time!
Well…without you realising it, what you are in fact doing, is affirming to yourself that there IS something ‘wrong’ with you, and you need HELP!
You’re essentially kept in the place of feeling ‘not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough….’ and, all the self help book is doing, is agreeing with your perceptions about yourself, giving you certain ‘words’ or ‘tools’ to ‘fix’ (something that’s not wrong). So by keeping you in the ‘negative’ about yourself, you’ll even pay thousands to attend seminars by ‘self help Guru’s’, believing that they have some magic wand that’ll make you very successful, rich, important or whatever else you think you need or should be, because if ‘they’ can do it, hell, so can you right? Wrong!
Well that’s not essentially true. I was once told that ‘bullshit baffles brains’…and no truer saying have I ever come across. If you have money, and employ a good marketing company, come up with ANY idea, no matter how ridiculous it is, you’ll win over thousands of fans, and earn a fortune, due to the sheer gullibility of people.
Fashion trends show this clearly!
If YSL pays a model like Naomi Campbell, who millions of both young, mature women and men look up to and admire, she’ll wear a sack cloth down the runway during Fashion Week, and everyone who can afford a sack cloth that costs a few Pence, will pay a few hundred Pounds or Dollars for the sack, from a very expensive store, and wear it with pride, no matter how ridiculous they look, or how depleted their bank accounts are.
The infamous ‘pet rock’ is another classic example of people’s gullibility. When the guy who picked up a rock, packaged it in a box and gave it a name – ‘pet rock’, he made Millions! People actually paid good money for a ROCK!?? With a brilliant marketing strategy, all brains were baffled and millions of rocks were sold as ‘pets’! How insanely ridiculous can it get?
You get what I’m saying here. People need to ‘wake up’!! Why do we continuously allow Politicians, Educators, Fashion ‘trends’, and the Media mostly to influence us? Why are we so terribly insecure?
Well, everyone was happy doing their thing back then. Women dressed clean but simply, as did men, and nobody had an ego complex. In fact, few people took notice of the fact that others wore the same kind of clothes they did. It was the norm!. If Betty wore a yellow dress in a particular style, so did Veronica. Veronica just wore a different colour. Both women looked perfectly lovely, and felt good about themselves.
Then a man called ‘Bernaise’ invented marketing and consumerism back in the 20’s, and made people feel less than dog turd with his advertising campaigns that covered cars to shoes, if they didn’t ‘purchase the latest and greatest. The banks stepped in to give people loans (on paper) to keep them in debt and again, cleverly make them believe that they ‘had’ money (which they didn’t have)… and from there, the rest is history.
I think it’s high time that we woke up to what is actually important and real and true.
Stop letting the bullshit baffle your brains.
You don’t need anyone’s help, (to be a better person), you don’t need to wear the latest sack cloth, and you don’t have to cut your hair like Victoria Beckham. If you chant every night for 6 hours, you won’t ‘manifest’ the lotto, and if you don’t eat meat for a month, you won’t be immune to cancer. Life IS. Flow with life and stop fighting it. The more you simplify your life, the more peace you’ll have. (Sorry, I sound like a ‘self help guru’) LOL..but it’s all true! Work it out for yourself.
You are in reality a FREE person, believing you’re a slave, but you’d never admit that. How terrified are you of your boss? and why?
If only you’d break free of the chains you’ve bound yourself in with the help of subliminal bullshit, that’s made you believe you’re just not good enough, pretty enough, handsome enough, tall enough, thin enough….It’s ENOUGH!
Break free from the Vultures, and let your wings soar with the Eagles.