Watch Out For The Hacks

Going right along with what I mentioned yesterday about hacks, here's some guidelines from Daniel Turner of about spotting hacks:

So how do you know which ones are for real, and which ones aren't (because there are also a lot that truly do work). The truth is, you can't...but there are some guidelines that you can follow:
  1. Turn on your BS meter, if it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, and quacks like a duck... it's a duck
  2. Use common sense... kind of inline with point #1
  3. Spend at least sometime reading material, and find something that fits, do NOT spend more than 3-6 months doing this, if you hit 6 months and haven't started anything, you're be better off doing something wrong, and taking action, then nothing at all.

It's my opinion that most people's "BS Meter" works; they just don't turn it on—or they ignore it! Come on, folks! Quit being taken in by the hacks.