If somebody were to ask me what "The Road to Good Fortune" is about, I would have to say, "I don't know."
This audio program is made by "best-selling self-development author" Guy Finley. Apparently Mr. Finley thinks he has many secrets that the rest of us don't know about.
In fact, Finley himself claims that this material contains "some of the greatest psychological and spiritual secrets ever revealed."
So what exactly are these secrets?
In his speeches, he says things like:
"Christ said, 'Resist not evil.'"
"Real growth, real wealth comes on the other side of a risk."
"The weight of any trouble in your life is determined by how much you fear it."
"Stop letting fear change you into what it wants to make you."
"You become what you love."
This program also comes with a workbook that is filled with quotes from his other books.
Here are some of the quotes in the workbook:
"Allow the Truth to awaken in you the remembrance that you are not here to remain you."
"The Way is what unfolds as you begin seeking it."
"Our first responsibility in not to win over this world but to raise ourselves above it."
"Each newly aroused need to be Awake is the next step in your Awakening."
"Awareness of any fearful disturbance must precede your freedom from it: This is the one True Order upon which self rescue is founded."
"False life is exhausting; Real Life is inexhaustible."
"Persist at all costs with your studies of the Truth, because within Its World everything you learn you earn."
"At the end of every road in life is shown the truth of its beginning, which means that any first step reveals the last step if you know how to see."
"When we seek this world we win its gifts that are fashioned in time, but when we seek the Celestial we find ourselves and that we've something within us which made the stars."
Some of you are probably saying, "Huh?"
If you're wondering what these quotes mean, you're not alone. I don't understand them either.
And that's the problem. Finley seems to think that saying things that we don't understand somehow makes him look wise.
It doesn't. It just makes him a poor communicator.
A good communicator makes sure that his audience understands what he's saying. Finley doesn't seem to understand this. Or maybe he doesn't care.
Or perhaps this is his way of covering up the fact that he is not saying anything useful.
While listening to him talk, most of the time I was wondering what his point was.
In one part his speech, Finley said, "In case you're wondering if some human being is good or strong or wiser than you are, there's no such thing. What a relief."
I thought that was a strange thing to say. Doesn't Finley think that he's wiser than us because he is the "knower" of secrets?
(And yes, I do know that there are people who are stronger and wiser than I am. Trying to deny this won't change that fact.)
In another part, he said, "Trying to make yourself happy by making a lot of money is an absolute waste of time."
LOL . . . isn't that what he's trying to do? Why else did he sell me this?
In the workbook, he also mentions that he has other books and material that you can buy from him.
That annoyed me. If he has other secrets, why didn't he put them in this program?
Couldn't he just put everything in one book and sell that to people?
Since he has nothing important to say in this program, I don't think his other material is any different. So I won't buy any of his other books. I already wasted my money on this.
Finley reminds me of Robert Kiyosaki. They both like talking on and on for hours, acting like they're very smart and thinking that their ideas are important and useful.
But they're not.
Listening to Guy Finley will leave you scratching your head and saying, "WTF?"
So on a scale of 1 through 10 (with 1 being worthless and 10 being extremely useful/valuable), I rate "The Road to Good Fortune" as a 1.