Guy Finley is a very accomplished salesman. He is actually doing the highest level of salesmanship, that is where you have the skill to present yourself in an awe-shucks manner and make strangers think you are their buddy.
Guy Finley is a natural born salesman, and he is also very skilled.
Just look at his website, which is laced top to bottom, and sideways, with product marketing.
As far as the "ideas" Guy Finley is selling, that is a seperate can of worms. Its funny, because right on his website, as shown here, he is claiming he has answers to every single problem in the human condition.
That is called expert salesmanship, sell people what they THINK want to buy.
Like any real salesman, Guy will literally sell you anything you want to buy, that is the mark of a natural.
And Vernon Howard has links to the New Thought movement, which in the end amounts to the idea that you can do anything through your mystical cosmic supermind power.
(The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power, The Power of Your Supermind, by Vernon Howard)
Guy Finley just doesn't come right out with it.
The part about Guy Finley's company and business is priceless.
Yes, folks, you have NO RIGHT to know what Guy Finley is doing with the money you donate to his religious organization/church (foundation), says Guy Finley.
That is false.
Anyone that gives any money in any way to Christine A. Roberts (Guy Finley) religious organization (LIFE OF LEARNING FOUNDATION INC), has the right to know exactly where that money is going.
They have a right to demand to see audited financial statements (or IRS 990 forms) for every year they donated, or want to donate.
That money is TAX-FREE for the organization, so citizens have a right to know how that tax-free money is being spent.
How do they know the money is not being used improperly?
They don't even know that Christine A. Roberts is the owner of the organization. They have no idea where all the money has gone, and what it is spent on.
Guy Finley can make vague claims about where the money is, but he has to prove it.
Where is the proof?
It would be in the audited financial statements that Guy & Co have carefully decided to leave off their websites.
Why is the Life Of Learning Foundation, listed as a "religious organization" and a "church"? That sounds strange, doesn't it?
It because they know being a "religious organization" can allow being exempt from the Form 990, which means they can try to keep all of the financial information secret.
This is why so many of these organizations lists themselves as a "church", but call themselves a "Foundation" in their marketing. Its very deceptive.
Since Guy Finley and Christine Roberts have deliberately chosen to hide and conceal the financial information, then no one knows how the money is being used.
Any "foundation" that hides its audited financials or IRS 990 forms, does not deserve $1 in donations from anyone. Not one single $1.
Why are they concealing the financials and deliberately don't mention them anywhere?
Because if you saw them, then you would see how all your money is being spent, and where its going.
What is a IRS Form 990?ý [guidestar.org
Charity Navigator [www.charitynavigator.org
Reputable foundations make all of that detailed information public and open.
Why doesn't anyone even know who is on the board of directors of the LIFE OF LEARNING FOUNDATION INC?
How much is spent on marketing, and other expenses?
Why does Guy Finley and the LIFE OF LEARNING FOUNDATION INC choose to conceal all of that information from their members and the public?
Because they don't want people to know how their donations are being spent.
Otherwise, they would make that information available.
As a matter of fact, Guy Finley tries to PROGRAM YOU, exactly like is written above by the Guy Finley PR-popsicle...
"As far as his organization, I know nothing of it, nor do I need to know where the money it acquires goes."
They want you to be TOTALLY ignorant, and to be content with that total ignorance. That is quite diabolical. They want to cultivate in you a passive detachment to natural curiosity and fact-finding.
In reality, one has a right and a need to know exactly where the money aquired by Guy Finley & Co goes, and to whom it goes, and in what amounts, as they are not paying any taxes on it.
One should never donate $1 to a "charity" that conceals all of their financial information and conceals their IRS 990 Forms, or audited financial statements.
LIFE OF LEARNING FOUNDATION INC is not listed on Charity Navigator or any other non-profit monitoring website on earth.
That is a extremely bad warning sign.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2010 04:53AM by The Anticult.