The Magic Pill or the POISON PILL?
I got an email this morning on our Total Life Transformation list that caught my attention.
“I guess I came for a magic pill, but instead got some very useful skills that I really need to practise to be great at them. I knew you wouldn’t be some gurus just sitting on a high chair in front of the room, but I never expected you to be so closely involved with everyone during the whole time seminar was on. And I really didn’t expect this level of support after the seminar. You are great! So you can relax now, I don’t want my money back “
So many people get into a magic pill mentality when studying persuasion and personal development. I think that many times that is more of a poison pill because when the magic does not happen they end up more disappointed and damaged than when they came to the seminar.
I know that I used to be on a quest for a magic pill. I used to think all I had to do was sit in a chair and I would magically be infused with skills. I used to think that someone would give me the magic words to say and I would be able to get anything I want in life. I thought that learning to anchor would make anyone bend to my will
What I found is that getting anything you want takes effort. Want a raise? Learn rapport and anchoring. Also be a decent employee. Want to get a date? First take a shower and a decent hair cut. Then learn how to become someone who has the attitude and model them. Yes you will have to learn to model first.
Once you have the basics you can then use the skills fr greater leverage than you would ever have without them.
In our seminars we get so many people who are poisoned by disappointment and broken promises. The first thing we have to do is show them that there is no magic pill. Then show them what to do to get what they want.
It really is not that hard when you give someone guidance and teach them a few skills. Tell them what you expect and be there when they screw it all up. This is why we personally have abandoned the 3 day seminar format. It just was not working for those who needed support. Our current TLT seminar is over 3 months long with 5 days live. It is the first time we tried it but the results are awesome so far.
Still not everyone will put in the work. Not everyone will give us great reviews
My question is this…took long enough to get here… What do you think makes the Magic Pill so appealing? I know what did it for me but I wanted some feedback from all of you.