Ever know of anyone to try to pawn themselves off as an "expert"?
I remember a teen once that tried so hard to pass himself off as "smart" when he wasn't anywhere near that. He just wouldn't learn NOT to do that. Once, while at a summer camp, he stood in a cabin of his peers and told everyone that he had been tested and it came out that he was pretty much a genius!
Everyone laughed, he got his feelings hurt and he started arguing with them that it was true and he was still trying his best to convince them all of that even as the last one walked out the door. I stayed behind on purpose to try to help him, but he'd have none of it. (Oddly, what you'll find is that most people like this will stand by this lie as hard as they would any truth!).
I asked him if he realized that he was just making it hard on himself when he said stuff like that and that he really couldn't blame them for laughing at such things. He continued trying to convince me that this whole thing was true and that the rest of the guys were just mean. There was nothing that I could do to help him understand that there was absolutely no proof (results) that would ever point to what he was saying (please know that I knew this young man quite well).
Thousands of people have been "scammed" by those who have called themselves "experts" and were able to get these people to cough up hundreds of dollars to follow them and their ideas. They had pictures showing them in front of a fancy house, car or even plane. It had to be true, right? I mean, look at the pictures! The house, car and/or plane usually doesn't even belong to that person.
I once worked with a preacher that would have a type of "marriage enrichment" workshop from time to time. He obviously presented himself as an expert in the field to get these people to pay money to come hear him discuss this topic. Later, I found out that he and his wife had not slept in the same bed in something like a decade and that there was absolutely nothing to their marriage. This was also about the same time that it was discovered that he was having an affair with a younger lady whose husband was dying of cancer. Obviously he was NOT an expert in the area of having a successful marriage.
Talk is cheap! Results matter!
As you can already tell, I'm big on Dani Johnson! Even before this article I have mentioned her many times before. DO go check out her website and absorb all of the free material that is available there in the area of relationships, business, spiritual equipping and building a home business.
She IS an expert and she knows what she is talking about! And, yeah, she has the results (proof) to back all of this up! Just look over the countless testimonials that are listed on her page.
By the way, testimonials are another area that you have to watch and approach with caution. ALL of "gurus" have some testimonials - but pay attention to what they are saying and pay attention to how many they have.
Dani Johnson has the MOST in this area of anyone that I have ever seen and I actually have heard directly from many of these people to know that it is true!
I want to encourage you to get on her page and, like I said, take advantage of anything and everything on there that you can find that is FREE! There's lots of it. Check it out, test it out and then delve into investing in what she has to offer for sale as well. (No, I don't get anything from it!).
Caution: She holds nothing back! She tells it like it is and will likely step on your toes. Mine are "sore" but, you know what? I - like most of you - NEED THAT from time to time!
And, by the way, although I'm not an expert in the way that she is an expert (and I won't call myself that anyway), I do feel that God has blessed me with the ability to communicate! I share with you the encouragement that I feel I also need to keep going on my journey to my goals and my dreams and I will continue to do so. I will also continue to point you toward those that can give you the "step 1, step 2, step 3 approach" to moving on toward success.
Dani Johnson IS that person.
And as you continue to learn and grow, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"