The personal development courses I consider dangerous are groups run by organisations or individuals who have either non-existent or inappropriate qualifications for what they are doing and effectively are accountable to no one. The courses I worry about particularly are those attempting dramatic changes in short periods of time, such as Landmark Education, EST, Forum, Money and You and Hoffman Process, for they are misusing the psychological techniques allied to hypnosis in order to make the behavioral changes.
The quote below from a rep sums up my thoughts on 5linx. "When I tried selling their products I was embarrassed to find out I really couldn't save my friends or family any money at all. 5Linx makes much of their money from the money people give them to sign up for a dream that almost no one can achieve."
I want to tell you a story that just may change the way you view the world forever. This is the story of the Roman emperor Pertinax. “that he was better satisfied to administer a poor republic with innocence, than to acquire riches by the ways of tyranny and dishonour.”
Cash gifting is illegal and in some states you can get up to 7 years of jail time for running one of these schemes. You Get Paid Fast is a new form of cash gifting that uses money orders and provides marketing material as a cover for this cash gifting. Don't get caught up in this scheme.
In my opinion Bizbox is a scam organization that is trying to get you to signup and pay $599.99 - $997.99. They will keep 50% on day 1 and after three days they will keep all the money. If you do stay longer they will keep any monthly fees you pay. In your very first conversation with them they are going to try and pressure you into signing-up without doing your research. You are paying them for the training and tools to sell their products. You should never pay to be a sales person for any company. No matter how much they want to call you an “Entrepreneur”.
Justin Verrengia the "Hippie Jedi" is another person selling the Empower Network scam to others. He tells a story of hardship that he claims he went through and how the Empower Network saved him. Justin has been a long time promoter of all kinds of schemes and has made many claims of success and living his dreams from these successes.
I had the chance to interview Jeff Cusumano. He is a young small businessperson and inventor. We explored his experience with business and his thoughts on MLM and Network Marketing business opportunities. He also shared a little of his experience at a Vemma meeting.