What a Bunch of Malarkey!


You can’t be online for 10 minutes and not hear the same things from the famous experts and not so famous experts. Things like:

  • Set goals and write them down
  • Take money making real action toward your goals
  • Act as if you are already successful
  • Visualize daily your successful future, your lifestyle
  • Create a better you through self development and motivational books and videos.  Read and listen daily.
  • Find a coach, learn from those who are already successful.  Don’t reinvent the wheel.
  • Do affirmations daily
  • Continue learning
  • No matter how bad it gets, never quit
  • Attract your goals, don’t chase them down
  • Realize you will fail.  We all fail before we succeed.
  • Stop making excuses for why you have not achieved success online.
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Provide value, help others
  • Overcome your fears
  • Don’t be a jack of all trades, just master one skill before moving on to another.
  • Study a topic, implement the topic and teach others about the topic.

Now I may be paraphrasing on some of these, but I’m sure you’re familiar with most of them.  What a bunch of malarkey, right?

You think it is a bunch of malarkey, yet the people saying all those things are the ones that you are buying THEIR products and services and THEY are successful online.

Makes you wonder if all those sayings are a little bit more then just malarkey.

I have one more saying for you…

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten


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12 thoughts on “What a Bunch of Malarkey!

  1. Hi Leslie,

    A short, yet succinct and entirely accurate post. So many times I’ve read comments in objection to many of the sayings you mentioned. I can picture them right now, sitting there leaning back in their chairs with their arms folded, the sanctimonious look of scorn on their faces. It’s almost as thought they WANT other people to fail! Yet, I find that these are usually the ones who aren’t doing a thing online and have yet to achieve any success. As you say, it’s those who are saying the things you listed who are the ones who are having the success.

    There’s a very good reason why the people saying those things are having success – could it be *shock* *horror* that those things actually work…? Hmm…

    I wonder if the scorners actually DO want people to fail because they are so frustrated with their own inability to put good training advice into practice? It puzzles me. What I find to be totally screwy is that some people will choose the hard route, get nowhere and refuse to accept that there’s another, more successful route, still choosing to stick with the hard slog and get nowhere. Screwy I tells ya!

    Thank for the interesting, post, Leslie. 🙂

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    1. Yes Glenn,
      It is a very confusing concept. I’m not sure why I resisted early on in my online career but I do remember thinking “why should I do that”. Or I’d try something for maybe a week, decide it didn’t work and move on.

      I think there are definitely people who want to see others fail and there are people who think they know better (even though they haven’t made a dime).

      It is a very confusing concept. Thanks for your comments and the picture. I saw exactly what you were describing.


  2. Hi Leslie,

    Yes, I see that stuff too. As I went down the list, these things are fine to do. And some of them I do practice. Self help is great as long as you are in your therapist’s office.

    Say for instance “overcome your fears” Who doesn’t want to do that? But again, if I had a problem where “fear” was in the way, that’s a job for a professional!

    What is malarkey for me is that If people want to deal with these issues, it is a long road ahead. One cannot do so in the real world by reading one blog post. It is impossible. Does that headline follow with a program by a professional? Most likely not.

    Do they want people to fail? I’m not sure. Maybe they are just trying to help out. But again, that is for a professional to do.

    To me, when I come across this stuff, it is interesting, but that’s about it.

    Thanks for bringing up this topic.

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    1. Donna,
      I also practice several of these things with successful results.

      I agree reading one blog post is not going to resolve these issues for a person. But if you hear it over and over again, maybe those people that are looking for success should start to adapt some of these habits.

      I was simply pointing out that sometimes when we are searching for success, we are too quick to dismiss things we may not be comfortable with. I know I was. Why wouldn’t you take the advice of people who have already achieved the success you want.

      Once I started listening and doing the things I was being taught by those that I followed, I too saw my results change for the better.

      Thanks for your comment!


  3. You are right Leslie, you see and hear that all the time. When you study the successful people, and not only the one who are successful online, you realize that many of them proclaim that these things made the difference in their career.
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    1. I agree Bruno. I am taking their lead and do many of these things myself like self development, meditation/visualization, affirmation and others.

      All I can comment on is my results. It has made a difference in me and my business for the positive.


  4. Hi Leslie,
    Love the quote, so true for some unknown reason we tempt to think about
    the things that we absolutely terrified us. It’s just how we are wired
    and to get over it we have to work hard and you got all the steps where to
    begin and how to manage. Great post, sort to the point.
    Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Thanks Emi!

      Yes, we are interesting creatures…that is for sure. Being afraid can stop us in our tracks. Unfortunately too many people choose the flight option of fight or flight. Moving forward and tackling your fears is absolutely a must when seeking success in anything.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  5. Hi Lesliez,

    It is my first visit to your blog, I am glad to read lovely quotes here. You are absolutely right we see and hear all time if we read or study an successful person.

    I would like to see some more interesting stuff like this from your side.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jyoti

  6. Thing is, these are all general threads of advice. The magic happens when you figure out how they apply successfully to your given situation. That’s the tough part, and it’s where most ppl give up the ghost…
    Jeremy recently posted…Top 5 Resume Writing TipsMy Profile

    1. Jeremy,
      Most people don’t really understand these sayings so they write them off. Some may fit only specific situations, but most, if not all, fit all situations. People just need to take the time to see how they fit. 🙂


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