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I got an email recently from a big shot that claimed that he could help me build muscle, tone my body, and all of the other body building related practices. This is not the bad part…Read on.
Here is what really gets to me about people like this.
The thing is, I happen to know that the person claiming the above has no experience in the subject at hand. He has never successfully created or developed the body of his dreams. There is a rumor floating around that the book he is selling was ghostwritten, in other words he did not even write it himself. Which would explain why you could never find any pictures of him on his website or anywhere else.
It really makes me sick Unfortunately we live in a world where people like the one mentioned above could make millions of dollars on selling a product that may not even work. It may be true that there are some “REAL” people out there selling real products, that is not hard to do. They may even be selling the real products online that are not hard to do either. Then again, how much do they really practice what they teach? How much muscle have their gained or how much fat have they lost? Are they working extremely hard and have truly created a great life for themselves?
Now it may be hard to know who to trust sometimes, some may have excellent strategies for selling their products, but are they really worth the money that is asked? How can you tell what is real and who is just trying to make a quick buck. To start, you can ask these five simple questions that you can read below.
1. Have the even ever practiced what they are teaching?
There are many people out there who are great reporters. In other words, they collect information and then share it. This is ok for those of you who just want to do a little research on the subject at hand. However, if you are the kind of person who really wants to make changes in your life or business, these people are not good for you. You want and need to learn something from someone who knows what they are talking about.
2. Do they continue to practice what they are trying to teach you?
It is obvious that anyone can make a quick buck teaching what he or she knows rather than doing what he or she knows. There are many big shots that have had success and have been enjoying the benefits of that success by teaching how they achieved that success over and over again. However, just because one person had success doing something in the gym at one point in time does not mean that that same program will work for someone today. It is best to learn from someone who is still practicing what they are preaching.
3. If they are still doing what they teach, are they doing it successfully?
This may seem like a “Duh” question but it would truly amaze you to know that many people make tons of money teaching something they do but are not very good at. You should be sure to snoop around to be positive that this person not only does what they are trying to teach by does it successfully.
4. Do they have proof that what they are teaching really works?
If the person you are looking at to be your next mentor will not share things with you then they probably are not the real deal. If they can not be open and honest then their product is probably nothing but talk. I have shared things openly because I want people to know that I AM the real deal.
For example, I have shown step by step progress pictures on the information page of my NoBull Bodybuilding Program web page. I do this because anyone who is willing to spend money on learning what I have to teach deserves to know for sure that my program works.
5. Are they practicing it in a way that would suit your and your goals?
This may not be talked about all too often but you should want to learn from someone who practices in a manner that suits you and your goals. Here is an example for you: one of my clients says that you choose me over someone else she was considering mainly because I have a relaxed and fun feel to my program.
When you find a mentor that is right for you, stick with them.
Once you have decided upon your mentor you should ignore all the others for a while.
Because the number one enemy of any bodybuilder is distraction. It can be quite easy for one to jump around from program to program depending on what is new and “in” at the current time. You need to choose one mentor and stick to them for at least 6 months. This should be plenty of time for you to see if their program is working for you or not. I can personally guarantee that you will move ahead easier and faster if you follow this advice.
If you want it, you’ll have to do what it takes,
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
P.S. - 6 months is a rough estimate. Anything you try, you’ll need to be committed and give it a fair shot. That way you’ll know if it works for you or not. I’ve seen too many people try a new twist to their nutrition or a new training program for 7 days only to give up. Folks, that isn’t enough time. Give it a fair shot. If it doesn’t work, you’ll know and never have to wait another second.