PII 037: Beware of Naughty/Misguided Advisers [Deciding Who to Listen to When Searching for YOUR Success Formula]

In my 14 years as an entrepreneur, I’ve often been amused by arm-chair theorist kinds of people I’ve frequently met.

They have little or no experience at what they see YOU trying to do, but they will repeatedly insist on giving YOU advice on how to go about it.

People have the benefit of being able to sit on the sidelines and watch you fall flat on your face and get up each time, as you battle to find a formula that works to achieve your valued goal.

Before you start doing it, they have little or no concrete advice or even suggestions to offer. But they make a point of keeping tabs on you to check on your progress or otherwise.

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PII 037: Beware of Naughty/Misguided Advisers [Deciding Who to Listen to When Searching for YOUR Success Formula]

In my 14 years as an entrepreneur, I’ve often been amused by arm-chair theorist kinds of people I’ve frequently met.

They have little or no experience at what they see YOU trying to do, but they will repeatedly insist on giving YOU advice on how to go about it.

People have the benefit of being able to sit on the sidelines and watch you fall flat on your face and get up each time, as you battle to find a formula that works to achieve your valued goal.

Before you start doing it, they have little or no concrete advice or even suggestions to offer. But they make a point of keeping tabs on you to check on your progress or otherwise.

Then using the feedback they get either directly from you, or via enquiries they make to those they know are close to you, they come back to present themselves as being “wiser” about what you’re trying to do.

 

However, challenge them to go out and put their proposed ideas to work for themselves, and they’ll come up with countless reasons why they should not do it, or why it would not be the right time.

 

Yet these same people, knowing they fear going out to get themselves dirty in the process of DOING, will continue loudly professing themselves as authorities of sorts, using the benefit of hindsight based on their knowledge of what you (and others like you) have been (or as passing) through.

 

Don’t get me wrong.

There are sometimes people who fall in this group who possess the rare ability to extract valuable insights and lessons from ANALYSING successes and failures of others, in order to condense success rules, principles and guidelines for others to follow.

 

Such people often go on to write excellent books that end up helping others achieve successes they would otherwise not have recorded.

A good example is the timeless classic – Think and Grow Rich, written by Napoleon Hill, who interviewed hundreds of authentically successful persons to author that wonderful piece of work.

 

The difference between these few exceptions and the larger misguided majority is however that the former NEVER forget to accept and acknowledge the EXPERT AUTHORITY status of their subjects i.e. those they choose to use as their models/sources/references.

 

Without those DOING it, there would be nothing for the critics and theorists to refer to, in order to draw their wonderful conclusions, be they positive or negative.

 

This point is VERY important and needs to be kept in mind at all times in evaluating the performance of any person, in any area of endeavor.

 

Soccer fans and their analysts, indeed sports fans and enthusiasts of music, entertainment and others vocations, worldwide are renowned for their ability to pass unbridled comments on the individuals under the spotlight – DOING the performing.

Most of them however have NEVER had a single moment of conscious experience DOING what they boldly assess those trained professionals they pass comments on.

Yet that never stops them for volunteering their opinions.

 

And that’s all well and good, since in most cases, the decision makers who really matter rarely pay attention to uninformed opinions from the public in planning what is to happen.

 

The danger I see however is when some people who belong to that misguided group of people who HONESTLY believe they know enough, gain access to positions or channels that enable them INFLUENCE decision making that impacts the individual DOING the work.

 

Thankfully, the chances of that happening in professional circles are slim, which explains why we are often able to enjoy the best quality of performance most times.

 

However, there is one area in which these people can – and sometimes do – get to have more than a passing influence of others.

 

A good example of an area damage can happen is found on the Internet – specifically REVIEWS of products, services and other solutions by self-appointed reviewers.

 

This process involves giving their (presumably informed) opinion about the value to be had from a product, service or solution on offer by an individual, group or organization.

 

What I’ve noticed is that there such reviewers often fall into 3 categories:

 

  1. The Good

 

These are the guys who know what they are doing, and who understand how it needs to be done, to ensure their followers get the accurate picture to take correct decisions.

 

  1. The Naughty

 

These are the guys who know what they are doing, but are working a negative agenda, for themselves and/or a paying client, to paint an inaccurate/misleading picture as possible, about rival others, so as to “herd” readers/followers to adopt a different option.

 

Personally, I believe these guys are in the minority, and often easy to spot.

 

  1. The Misguided

 

My experiences and observations indicate that this 3rd group of people are in the majority, and tend to do the most damage – though they actually do NOT intend to!

 

You see, they are people who think they KNOW, but do not actually know ENOUGH. They think they understand, but do not actually understand ENOUGH.

 

As a result of that double malady that afflicts them, they end up giving what often results in VERY misleading advice to trusting followers looking for guidance about what to do and how.

 

A specific instance in which I have repeatedly seen this 3rd group of people act in this manner is with regard to their assessment of how effective Web Marketing is for instance.

My personal story illustrates this quite well.

In 2004, I decided to formally begin using the web to market my products and services when I found that I could no longer afford to explore the channel of paid paper advertising – which had yielded practically NIL results for me.

 

At the time, I was not even aware that I could succeed in selling online – locally and internationally – like I do today, without meeting people face to face. But I felt, from reading the works of top web marketers at the time, that I could find a way to leverage the low cost nature of web marketing, to boost my marketing reach and impact within Nigeria.

 

However, looking back at the barrage of criticisms, tactless comments, and unsolicited advice I got from people who were mostly clueless about the web, talk less the nuts and bolts of web marketing, I cannot help feeling sorry for others who passed through a similar phase, without having my kind of mental attitude.

 

You see, since I did not start out knowing how to make it all work right, I practically had to learn as I worked. So I did LOTS of falling and standing up and falling – again and again and again. It was very messy, and for a guy who often lacked cash flow, it was damn costly.

 

I got ridiculed and reminded that I was in Nigeria and that the idea of using Web Marketing the way I’d conceived it would only work in Oyinbo land.

Guess what? I ignored ALL of them, with few exceptions.

One major reason why I did that was the lessons I’d learned from succeeding in my previous life as an employee – and also from what I’d read in many success books. I

knew that persistence/perseverance, determination and vision were the most critical ingredients needed to make the impossible happen. So, each time these people offered their one sided views, I simply used what they said to focus my energies and refine my approach, until I made it.

An Important Note: I saw from studying most of them carefully, that they lacked the self-discipline to stick long enough with ANYTHING that did not work out quickly.

So, it was obvious to me that they got easily frustrated and therefore tended to voice their negative opinions about the workability of an idea or opportunity based on their THEIR personal limitations, and not on reality.

Taking advice from such people would therefore amount to letting them impose THEIR limitations on me. I was NOT wired that way – so I tuned them out.

 

Fast forward to today. THIS moment. Now.

None of them have taken the pains to advance significantly in their know-how as it relates to using the web for marketing.

This despite the fact that some now run their own business. But they no longer cast aspersion on my announced approach to DOING it – because the NEWS is all over the place that I’ve been excelling and setting the standard for DOING it.

 

I’ve honed (and continue to hone) my expertise in attracting buyers at low to zero cost for the solutions I offer, without needing to meet them in the flesh. I enjoy growing name/brand recognition that others who use paid advertising routinely cannot boast of.

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My Web Marketing success is happening for me because I chose to IGNORE the naughty and especially the MISGUIDED reviewers and opinion givers/advisers who came around me while I was still learning.

 

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Here’s my advice to you:

Do NOT let yourself be misled by the naughty and misguided people running around like “fear merchants” offering unfounded views and opinions. Focus on finding people who are DOING IT, and DOING IT RIGHT, and who are willing to tell you the truth about what it takes to succeed.

 

I happen to be one such person. I KNOW my stuff. My work/reputation speaks for me.

 

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Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutions, web marketing systems/web hosting, freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

Visit Tayo Solagbade Dot Com, to download over over 10 performance improvement resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

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[IMPORTANT NOTE:====

On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), which hosted his website, was taken over by Aplus.net.

Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts

he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to

SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

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And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old, NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

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