Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Learn History From LIFE… Unless It’s TEAM’s History You Want To Learn
2012 is just hours away. As we look ahead to the new year, it’s important to look back at the past for future guidance. George Guzzardo wrote in LEARN HISTORY FROM LIFE that:
If we are smart we can learn from our past, if not, we will feel the pain of repeating the past until the lesson is learned. We can learn from the economic pain we are feeling today before the pain leads to a terminal condition.
It’s time for a commitment to learn lessons from the past an apply those principles to the future. Let’s not repeat the past.
I find this humorous, because Guzzardo (and Orrin Woodward) are notorious for hiding their own past from their followers. Take, for example, George’s strategic real estate default which I revealed back in September, 2011. Within two days of my initial post, George issued a response on his blog explaining the situation to his members.
Click on the link above, and what do you get today? A blank page.
So, why did Guzzardo delete this post? The answer is simple. George Guzzardo, Orrin Woodward, and the rest of the leaders in TEAM LIFE do not want prospects or new members to know about their past. They don’t want people to know that they used to be in Amway, Quixtar, and MonaVie. They don’t want people to know that they initiated strategic real estate defaults, that they blogged anonymously before railing against anonymous blogs, and that several TEAM leaders file for bankruptcy.
Understanding TEAM’s past completely undermines the image that TEAM is projecting to its members — that the TEAM leaders are paragons of virtue who are eminently qualified to counsel people on financial matters.
In his strategic default post, George says this:
Why do I tell you all this? Because I want you to learn from my financial mistakes, not your own.
It’s hard to let people learn from your mistakes when you try to delete it from the historical record!
TEAM wants you to learn from history, so as long as it’s not TEAM’s history.
1 The screenshot was taken today from a mirror blog to Guzzardo’s TypePad blog. TEAM is fond of setting up mirror blogs to game search engines. While George deleted the post on his TypePad blog, he neglected to delete this one. Let’s see how long this link remains active.