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Facebook Frolics

by Pete Godfrey · 13 comments

Facebook Frolics

Pete’s Note: Everywhere you look its doom and gloom, war and famine; no wonder everybody is so damn serious these days. Anyway, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit, and post this little article which was sent to me recently. Let me know if you get a chuckle.

By David Attaboy – London, England

BIO: David Attaboy is a 48-year-old unemployed lorry-driver who until recently lived with his mother Irene in the tiny hamlet of Moon-me-on-Pond just outside of London. Thanks to facebook, this former recluse is now a celebrity in the “Abundance/Wealth Attraction” field and regularly speaks on this topic on stages throughout the world. David’s motto is, “You keep giving me money, and I’ll keep living abundantly.”

Ah facebook… what would I do without it?

In days of old (pre-facebook) when I wrote something cool, like a letter to the editor, I’d have to wait ages for folks to notice it and then call me… or worse, write me a letter.

It took days to get any feedback; and if you’re as shallow as me, waiting for this reinforcement to my ego was a very neurotic, worrying time.

With facebook, I can get an instant thumbs up and sometimes, I’ll even get a few comments. And I don’t even have to say anything great.

For example, here’s a recent post that galvanised my “friends” and had them commenting and hitting the “like” button like there was no tomorrow…

“The Universe is congruent to our inner-most selfish desires… to obtain true abundance, one must embrace the self.”

Now don’t ask me what that means okay. I just made it up.

But I found the vaguer I am with my comments, the more responses I get.

Plus, I don’t want to be specific because frankly, I really don’t know much about anything.

I mean, I left school at 15, haven’t read a book since, and my last job was back in 1994 when I used to drive lorries.

And besides, if I’m vague, folks will just read into it what they want and then think I’m some kind of genius (I’m building up a real following).

So I love this world we live in.

A world where anyone can be heard.

A world where anyone from a 12-year-old truant in Nebraska to old Ethel, the 87-year-old lady from Pyrmont Retirement Village, can all be heroes and experts and all have their say.

It makes my heart sing I tell you.

But upon my first exploration into the weird and wonderful world of facebook, I quickly realised there are certain conventions to uphold.

I felt like one of those natives in that movie “The God’s Must Be Crazy”… everything seemed so foreign. But I soon learnt my way around.

I discovered if someone likes you you’ve got to like them back. If someone comments on my wall, off I’ll go to their wall to have a read and leave a comment.

And I’ve realised I must be careful.

If I comment on Susie’s wall more than Jeff’s, well Jeff is going to start feelin’ a little insecure, maybe start thinking I don’t even like him anymore.

So I’ve got to be careful.

But after a year or so of stumbling around the minefield I’ve got it all sorted.

These days, I’m a celebrated speaker and it’s all thanks to facebook.

I don’t even live with my mum anymore and I’ve finally got a girlfriend, she just loves my celebrity stature.

Anyway, gotta go.

I’m speaking at a Wealth Attraction gig this afternoon… sharing my wisdom and insights on how to attract wealth.

See you on facebook!

Pete’s Note: Hmmm… comments?

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Dean Kennedy September 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

Hilarious! Oh yeah, scary stuff on Facebook (aka “Inane-Book” or perhaps even “Freak Book”!) some times! Now where’s that Like button!?!

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Pete Godfrey September 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

Yeah I’m not sure who this guy is Dean… but he gave me a chuckle so I thought I’d post it here.

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David Glendinning September 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

I once put a post up on Facebook… I only wanted people to notice… no one responded and I was devastated.

I’m now going to make them as vague as I can… I’ll go put up a smiley face and see what happens. Maybe I’ll get a public speaking gig.

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Pete Godfrey September 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

David, you don’t need any tricks mate… your magnetic personality will always win folks over. By the way, when used correctly, I’m kinda enjoying facebook…met some cool people who I wouldn’t have met otherwise.

But I did enjoy this guy’s take on things, that’s why I posted it…

By the way David, my therapist thinks facebook is good for me… it makes me more sociable… so I’m gonna stick with it for a little while yet.

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Konrad September 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Love it Pete, a light hearted look at what we see of so many fly by night presenters. I am glad you and other Mentors I have are the Real Deal !
Cheers Konrad

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Pete Godfrey September 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Cheers Konrad!

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Melissa Lovell September 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hey Pete :o)
You made me chuckle and think with this one (two of my most fave things to do)… I’ve been pondering this all day yesterday and my thoughts have amounted to this idea: Not all teachers need be wise to teach.. for instance, an alcoholic and abusive parent is a teacher.. even though this guy obviously sees himself as full of crap – by the very act of expression, he is teaching.
A person can intend to teach A, B, C.. but that doesn’t mean that the student hears A, B, C.. they may instead be learning V and Z!
Have an awesome day!
Melissa

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Pete Godfrey September 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey Melissa, glad it gave you a chuckle… it amused me too so I thought I might as well use it.

But you touched on another point… that is, we can learn from others, even those who seem have nothing to teach… and I agree 100%. (Thanks for bringing this point up; it’s a good one.)

Here’s what I’m thinking…

Take the alcoholic father for instance. A good mate of mine grew up with an abusive alcoholic father. Instead of him using this as an excuse for doing poorly (which would then become his story and everyone would forgive him because of his father and no wonder he is what he is etc), it taught my friend exactly what he didn’t want to be. His father was the perfect illustration of what my friend didn’t want to become. My mate’s name is Mal Emery, a serial entrepreneur who started his first business in his early twenties and has been buying them, building them and selling them ever since.

But frankly I learn from many different sources… taxi drivers, waitresses, all kinds of folks can teach us things if we only listen and observe. (When you’ve got a thirst for knowledge, everybody is fair game.)

The way I see it, revelations of all kinds become more common as your powers of observation become more precise.

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Adam Bean September 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Hey Pete

It never fails to amaze me just what does get a response on Facebook. I mean you can post something that you think to yourself…. Man that is bloody brilliant, and you don’t get a reaction. Sometimes you post something that you really can’t decide whether it is worthy of posting or not, and bang comments left right and center. So for me I just post whenever I get the urge, and enjoy the ride when a post takes off.

Cheers Beanie

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Tony Woodall January 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’m finally catching up with Pete Godfreys wrings.

Facebook. Is reciprocation to key to success on Facebook? Reciprocation with the right low level persuasive comments.

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