Us… Interviewing a Pitbull?

You’ve probably heard of the Dog Whisperer…

But not so likely the Dog Interviewers.

It’s going to be quite a feat, but on Thur, Jan. 15th, 2009, at 9pm EST, we’re actually going to put The Pitbull of Personal Development on the hot seat.

winget-lThis pitbull is otherwise known as Larry Winget, the bestselling author of titles like Shut Up, Stop Whining And Get A Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life, It’s Called Work For A Reason: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault, and You’re Broke Because You Want To Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead… and host of A&E’s TV reality show, Big Spender.

His latest book has perhaps the harshest title of all: People Are Idiots And I Can Prove It: The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them.

So what’s the deal… are you really an idiot who’s broke because you want to be?

And why are we interviewing this guy, anyway?

Well, let’s answer the second question first…

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There are mentors who teach from a “warm fuzzy”, “love and light” stance.  They’re all about positive thinking and supportive messaging… atta-boys and atta-girls all the way.  They say “Namaste” a lot, and tell you that you’re perfect as you are and don’t need to change a thing.

They’re kind of like the equivalent of school teachers and elementary coaches who give every child a blue ribbon, “Just for showing up and giving it your all, gosh-darn it!”

Okay, that’s nice and everything.  But we sure hope that our child, Konan, only gets handed blue ribbons when he’s performed in an outstanding way.  When he truly deserves it.

We don’t want him to be molly-coddled into mediocrity, thinking that any amount of effort is “good enough” to get recognized.  That kind of thinking carries over into adult life as people who expect a pat on the back for taking out the garbage, paying attention to their spouse, or just showing up for work on time.

The other type of mentor believes that you’re never as good as you could be, you’ve always got room to learn, grow and develop, and that sometimes you need to be shaken out of your comfort zone in order to move yourself along to a better place.

They believe that being stuck in a rut is a normal human tendency, but that you do have the power to dig your way out — and even climb over those roadblocks that you’ll find once you do climb out — if you truly want to, and if you will be responsible and accountable for your own life.

And we believe that too.  That’s why we’re happy to interview Larry Winget, The Pitbull of Personal Development, and to bring along the mop so you can clean up your crap after you’ve heard from him, and move on to where you want to be (we won’t say we’ll mop up the mess for you though; you’ve got to do that yourself).

As for the first question… are you really an idiot who’s broke because you want to be?

Well, Larry says you’re an idiot if you know what you need to do to get ahead, but you don’t do it. Or if you’re too lazy to do it, and claim to be just too busy (like any of us aren’t busy!)

He says you’re an idiot if you say you want a better relationship with your spouse, but don’t take the time to pay attention to them or do things they like; you’re an idiot if you say you want to be a better parent but, like most parents, only spend a few minutes each week in meaningful conversation with your kids.

He says you’re an idiot if you say you want to live a long, healthy life, but eat junk food, grab dinner at the drive-through, don’t exercise, or smoke.

Can you honestly say that none of the above applies to you? That you never indulge in idiotic behavior?

Hey, Larry admits that he does.  So do we.  So if you still say you don’t… why do you deny it? And does that denial have anything to do with where you are today?

And as for being broke because you want to be… well, if you think you want more money, but don’t have it, it’s because you’ve spent more than you’ve made, or you’ve made bad decisions.  It’s your own actions that have put you where you are financially (as well as in every other area of your life), and it’s your own actions that will change that for you, if you finally decide to do them.

That’s right, Larry doesn’t mince words.  He believes you’re fully responsible for your own life (what we like to call your “tree reality” lately).  He’ll show you exactly where you’ve been going wrong up until now, and how you can do better from here on out.

To get a better sense of his style, watch this short video.  It’s for his Nightingale-Conant program… something that took him 20 years to manifest (he doesn’t use that word, but that’s what he did) and something he never gave up hope on:

Then, when you’re ready to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead, sign up to be on our FREE live simulcast by clicking here.

Your Partners in the Quest For
Living a Life Without Limits,

Barry and Heather

Filed under: Interviews, Personal Achievement, Prosperity Mind / Wealth Creation

6 Responses to “Us… Interviewing a Pitbull?”

  1. can’t wait to hear it

  2. Thanks…can’t wait.

  3. “There are mentors who teach from a “warm fuzzy”, “love and light” stance.”

    “The other type of mentor believes that you’re never as good as you could be, you’ve always got room to learn, grow and develop, and that sometimes you need to be shaken out of your comfort zone in order to move yourself along to a better place.”

    What is this, a black and white world? Why does it have to be either namby-pamby or tough love? There are options in between the two extremes, you know. Making out like it’s got to be one or the other benefits no one.

    [Our REPLY]:

    Ian, in our experience as metaphysical investigators and success researchers, mentors in the spiritual growth field in particular tend to fall under one of those two umbrellas.

    If they did not — if they crossed back and forth between the two teaching methods — they would be seen as incongruent by the general population in this industry. So they hang their identity as a teacher on one style or the other.

    Now, Larry wouldn’t call himself a “spiritual growth” mentor, but “personal development”. So if we go a little broader into the “personal development” arena (which is the larger niche), then you’ll find the typical motivational speaker. That would be the equivalent of the “love and light” spiritual growth mentor (you know, “rah, rah, you can do it, you have the power” and so forth).

    Again, we don’t know of any teachers who give you the tough love followed by the rah, rah, rah. Tough love teachers do follow up with solutions you can use… but not delivered in the rah, rah way.

    And Larry, BTW, says the world IS black and white.

    We don’t necessarily agree; we see shades of grey WITHIN each subset (i.e. some “love and light” teachers are more “namby-pamby”, to use your words, than others, and some “tough love” teachers are tougher than others).

    But if you have anyone in mind that you see as having one foot in each camp, do let us know.

    Barry & Heather

  4. Push all our buttons since we created our buttons!

  5. Would it be too much trouble to put your videos straight on to either ‘Windows Media Player’ or on to ‘Real Player’. You see, as a pensioner, I cannot afford broadband and with ‘dial-up’ it takes forever to download from such as ‘You Tube’ etc. But those quoted above download extremely quickly on dial-up. With the others, anything over about 2/3 MB, I have to download overnight! Please consider this for all of us who are on a ‘fixed income’ and many times forced to live on jam (jello) sandwiches as the main meal of the day. So … I, like many others, have NOTHING TO GIVE – especially MONEY!
    Thank you.
    Frank.

    [Heather’s REPLY]:

    Yes, Frank, it WOULD be too much trouble, since we don’t own the video and didn’t put it on YouTube in the first place.

    You don’t need to download the video, it plays as a streaming Flash file. Very fast, and doesn’t use much bandwidth to do it.

    As for the money issue, Larry would say you’re broke because you want to be. We highly recommend you tune in to our call to find out what solutions he has about that.

    Heather

  6. Ian said: “There are options in between the two extremes, you know. Making out like it’s got to be one or the other benefits no one.”

    You said: “Again, we don’t know of any teachers who give you the tough love followed by the rah, rah, rah. Tough love teachers do follow up with solutions you can use… but not delivered in the rah, rah way.” “But if you have anyone in mind that you see as having one foot in each camp, do let us know.”

    Hi Barry, Hi Heather,
    I think you do know these teachers, they just don’t show up for you that way, because that’s not what you “need”.

    In my experience, a great teacher is one who can assimilate what the student needs at any given time.

    If the “student” needs to work on self esteem, which again in my experience, is a main issue with a lot of people and something I have had to break through myself, having someone tough love you is not necessarily the best avenue. Yet, there is a time for it, and as the person’s self confidence grows, the more they can handle the tough love times, and require it sometimes.

    It’s all relative, and of course we all get exactly what we need when we need it, always something to be learned somewhere.

    I think we need all types of teachers, there is a teacher for everyone, we need different teachers at different times … and that is one of the great things that you guys do is bring out all the different teachers.

    As you have said many times before, and I do as well, if it resonates with you, check it out, if not, don’t.

    I believe that I am one of those able to put my feet in both camps. BUT it all starts by one of the great “rules”…you have to know where you are in order to step towards where you are going.

    Larry is a winget…he’s nuts! Me—I like that, maybe because I’m from the Rock and I’m cracked anyway.

    And Ian, remember…take what you like and leave the rest.

    Cheers!
    Carmen

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