1. Stop being a LURKER - join our dealer community and get involved. Sign up and start a conversation.
    Dismiss Notice

This thread is NOT referencing anyone here at the forum

Discussion in 'Websites, SEO, SEM, Display, Social, Marketing' started by Tom davies, Mar 19, 2018.

This forum sponsored by...
  1. Tom davies

    Tom davies
    Expand Collapse
    Noob

    First Name:
    Tom
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1
    NOTE: This thread is NOT referencing anyone here at the forum, but the idea of it evolved from the plethora of internet gurus who now use this strategy as their "PROOF" of success.

    $28,500 a year.

    Not a big income right?

    In Arizona, that's someone who makes $13.70 an hour working 40 hours a week all year. In Arizona, minimum wage is $10.

    $28,500 is certainly not big enough of an income to consider yourself "rich" -- and certainly not big enough to PROVE that you're capable or qualified to give advice about wealth, money, or finance.

    If you earned $28,500 a year in the United States, you would be considered lower-middle class, near poverty, depending on your family situation.

    But what if you made $35,000 a year and lived at home with your parents, had no utility bills, no student loans, and you still hung out on your parents health insurance plan?

    Well $28,500/year is all you would need to lease a Lamborghini Huracan and advertise yourself as the internet's next 25 year old "I'm rich" guru.

    Yup, that's how much it costs to lease a Lamborghini, roughly $2,400 a month.

    Is $2,400/mo the threshold to symbolize the ultimate in freedom and wealth?

    Not exactly.

    It's a start.

    But it's not going to move any meter, unless your meter is an exotic car used as a prop to fool people into presuming you're making $240,000/mo.

    I bring this up because it now seems the litmus test for guru legitimacy is to be standing in front of an exotic car, a Ferrari, Lambo, whatever. Heck, even I did this nearly 10 years ago (although I paid cash for my Lambo).

    My point is: If your guru is standing in front of an exotic car, IS PROVES NOTHING. It doesn't prove he/she's rich. It doesn't prove he's "printing money". Heck, it doesn't even prove he/she leased it. Not a day passed in public when I had strangers taking photos in front of my Lambos, as if they owned it.

    So please, next time you're evaluating a guru -- please don't look at his exotic car and presume it's a symbol of "oh wow, he's rich."

    If anything, it might prove that he makes less than he's projecting.

    Something to think about...
     
  2. This forum sponsored by...
  3. Alexander Lau

    Alexander Lau
    Expand Collapse
    Sr. Refresher

    First Name:
    Alex
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    230
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    [​IMG]
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. Dave Lemmon

    Dave Lemmon
    Expand Collapse
    Getting Refreshed

    First Name:
    David
    Dealer or Company Name:
    Autosweet
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    There's a certain automotive speaker who is sitting in his private jet seats half the time I see his photo, every time I see it I find him less credible. On the flipside, I see Gary V (who I don't love, actually) in a hoodie, tennis shoes, in a scaled down environment...and every time I find him more credible. If you need to try and remind me how successful you are, your message probably doesn't carry enough weight on its own.
     
  5. ryan.leslie

    ryan.leslie
    Expand Collapse
    Sr. Refresher

    First Name:
    Ryan
    Dealer or Company Name:
    DealerRater
    Twitter Handle:
    jrleslie
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    359
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    I'm not sure what "Guru" is being referenced, but this forum has never attracted that personality type in my opinion. I think there are a few very good reasons why. Those reasons have names: @Jeff Kershner@Jeff Kershner, @Alex Snyder@Alex Snyder, and @joe.pistell@joe.pistell. The Mods here are the real "Gurus" in this industry and they have done a tremendous job over the years of encouraging this community to challenge conventional wisdom and the ideas of other participants in a respectful and professional manner. It is uniquely DealerRefresh.

    This industry is prone to following the flashes in the pan at times, we like new and shiny things. It is relatively easy to look smart for a few minutes with a new buzzword or acronym, but it is much more difficult to prove you are smart over and over and over again over the course of nearly a decade. I'll give one example to make my point: Uncle Joe's first post in his makeover diary was 3/11/11... that 8 year old thread now has 39 pages of content! You can't make it here long if your knowledge consists of just an acronym and an image.

    Last Thought: The mods here don't need to pose in front of a Lambo, shoot, they are smart enough to pose in Jorts and still be respected. ;)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    • Like Like x 5
  6. Alex Snyder

    Alex Snyder
    Expand Collapse
    President Skroob

    First Name:
    Alex
    Dealer or Company Name:
    DealerRefresh
    Twitter Handle:
    axsnyder
    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Vermont
    Respected isn't a word I'd use for that scenario :rofl:
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
  7. AdamMurray

    AdamMurray
    Expand Collapse
    Refresher

    First Name:
    Adam
    Dealer or Company Name:
    Hearst Communications
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. ryan.leslie

    ryan.leslie
    Expand Collapse
    Sr. Refresher

    First Name:
    Ryan
    Dealer or Company Name:
    DealerRater
    Twitter Handle:
    jrleslie
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    359
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    ...and if that guy had an ounce of success as a guru-swami-trainer-ninja in our industry, this guy wasn't far behind. ;)

     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    #7 ryan.leslie, Mar 20, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
    • Funny Funny x 3
  9. Alexander Lau

    Alexander Lau
    Expand Collapse
    Sr. Refresher

    First Name:
    Alex
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    230
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    [​IMG]
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    • Funny Funny x 2
  10. AdamMurray

    AdamMurray
    Expand Collapse
    Refresher

    First Name:
    Adam
    Dealer or Company Name:
    Hearst Communications
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I love all the Tai Lopez parodies! That guy is an assclown...
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. john.quinn

    john.quinn
    Expand Collapse
    Sr. Refresher

    First Name:
    John
    Dealer or Company Name:
    DealerRefresh
    Twitter Handle:
    JohnGQuinn
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    809
    Likes Received:
    296
    Absolutely nothing wrong with a nice pair of denim shorts. ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 2

Share This Page

This forum sponsored by...