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Come on, Man: You’re Consulted with the Dalai Lama? (Or was it just a llama?)

Come on, Man: You’re Consulted with the Dalai Lama? (Or was it just a llama?)

Do you really expect to be taken seriously when you claim to be “one of the ten top motivational speakers in the world,” or “one of the most prolific, best-selling authors globally,” or “the country’s most famous coach” (especially when I’ve never heard of you in all these cases)?

Maybe I live under a rock, or maybe it’s easier to sit at your keyboard and dream than it is to get out of the house and work.

I once nearly got my dog, Trotsky, into that fraudulent industry of “Who’s Who” books, but just before publication they demanded to talk to him. I was arranging it, but he refused on principle.

And, of course, that long string of undecipherable initials always helps with credibility. (Looks like a scrabble board that was disturbed by a runaway gerbil.)

Just because you were in a plane that flew over California doesn’t mean you were in Hollywood or that you starred in the movies.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 3

  • Duke Merhavy

    March 20, 2022

    Your story about Trotsky reminded me of something about my dog Penny from years ago. After being bombarded with ‘exclusive offers’ for credit cards, I did get one of the top 3 card issuers to send her a platinum credit card… 🙂

    To your point, people (or dogs) can claim whatever they want about themselves — It doesn’t make it true. Sadly though, some on the receiving end don’t bother to question what’s been fed to them

  • Richard

    March 23, 2022

    Wan’t in the movies, but could say i was caught between the Moon and LA

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