Wow. The last 3 days have attracted more traffic to my blog than ever before. My Robert and Amy post seems to have made the rounds to some forums that Robert himself used to frequent (one being Luxury4Play). I’ve been called a hater and a loser. The author of the Luxury4Play’s thread was mistaken as having written my blog post. Robert and Amy both responded quite harshly and unprofessionally to my rant. I feel the need to clear the air slightly.
It goes without saying that the post I wrote about Robert and Amy was fueled by disappointed and disapproval. I had woken up in the morning, with thoughts of the ‘Far From It’ launch and recent video Robert posted fueling my words.
I will leave the original post intact and untouched for the sake of leaving an audit trail in this entire discussion. I have to admit that my tone and mindset at the time of writing the post was negative for a number of reasons. One of these reasons was that Robert had utterly disappointed me with his latest business move. I had been following him for the past 5 years; studying his mindset and learning his tricks of the trade. I am not ashamed to admit that I was once a follower of his way of life because he gave me inspiration and motivation to do that which I loved, to make a business out of something I enjoyed doing. I was not under the impression that Robert’s story was one of ‘From Rags to Riches’ but I believed that he was an average entrepreneur, with only a keyboard and screen in his arsenal. Parts of his story reflected my ambitions. I want to provide tools for people all over the world to be able to share information in new ways, to let individuals express themselves. I always thought Razzi was a great tool for this sort of expression.
But as I kept uncovering information about Robert and his supposed ‘success’ I became disillusioned about the truth. The common consensus about his expensive vehicles reveals his father is a successful used cars salesman.This theory (since it has not been confirmed nor denied by Himler) seems to hold in regards to his acquisition of cars. One need only to look at his ‘interview’ on SecretEntourage to get a whiff of all of his previous cars. A Hummer here, an M3 there, Robert loves to showcase his previous and current vehicles to keep up his appearance of being able to ‘make it big’.
The only item that tipped my impression of him was the ‘Far From It’ book. When he first announced the idea of ‘Far From It’ a few months ago (before anyone knew it was a book), I was excited for it because I thought he was going to mentor entrepreneurs and youths on how to run a successful startup. Lo and behold, the book itself is the same ‘get-rick-quick-scheme’ that plagues most physical and digital book stores. As I stated in my previous post, his and Amy’s posture and attitude in the promotional video for ‘Far From It’ shows how ‘excited’ they are for the book. They just wanted to give their religious followers a breadcrumb to believe that they will be on their journey to success. This is why I denounce their ‘product’. I don’t believe their video. I don’t believe Robert when he is stating that he did not come from rich parents or that they played no influence in his life. I am not a millionaire but I am beyond privileged and I try to remain as humble as possible. Not appreciating the people that helped you be where you are is deceitful and ignorant, in my opinion. Looking at the ‘Far From It’ forum’s statistics, it seems Robert has ‘persuaded’, for lack of a better word, about 900 people to buy the book. 900 Buyers x $47 (Initial Price) = $42300 gross income.Seeing as how Robert did not go through a publisher so that he may regulate and dismiss all negative reviews, his production costs are most likely very low. One move I can agree with, is the discussion forum. Collecting like-minded people and allowing them to collaborate and network is great but an entry price of $55 at the moment, seems unfair.
After my post made the rounds online, Robert and Amy decided to step in on the Luxury4Play forum and show their true colours. First, Amy herself admits that Robert has come from rich parents. This is a direct contradiction to what they say in their Far From It video.
Next, Amy says
We created the book to put a stop to all these ridiculous claims, and also because we’ve managed to inspire a lot of people out there.
yet in their video they condone that owning supercars should be the norm. They define success as owning exotic cars. I personally do not understand how this translates into success or being able to do ‘what I want’ but I am sure I am not their target audience.
As far as this being a scam, Robert has worked extremely hard over the last 5 years + to build his following. Do you really think we would put all of that in jeopardy over a bit of money? We’re not that desperate.
I’m not sure Amy but after posting a video such as this and cleverly titling it ‘Amy’s Gallardo getting Revved Up’ without any driving content, I am skeptical. After announcing it for 3 weeks prior and not delivering any worthwhile content, it seems like you are quite desperate for views (ie, ad-revenue).
Robert shows his great attitude after insulting another entrepreneur
Oh and btw, you bash trading…just found on your site that you’re the owner of “Trader Concepts” haha. Definition of a hypocrite right there. I see you have a lot of merit to be posting these articles. 1 subscriber on YouTube. Nice work! Perhaps you could do with reading the book.
His behaviour deserves no response as he is digging his own grave.
Then, to save his own skin, Robert makes up the fact that the OP on Luxury4Play did not write the blog post after insulting him beyond reason.
Huge misunderstanding. We were under the impression Arthur WROTE the said blog post in the original post? That’s why we were so confused to why you said you that you didn’t mean it in a degrading way yet that blog post completely tried to tear us apart. So you didn’t post it? How else would you find that blog? Just curious.
I apologize Arthur.
I don’t know Robert, considering that you are a developer and tech-savvy, after reading the article you may have noticed the giant tab titled ‘Who Am I’. There, you would have discovered that my name is not Arthur nor am I hiding any information about who I am.
There is no point dissecting that thread any further as Robert has shown his true colours through his actions and attitude. I was not expecting him to jump the gun this quickly and hurt his reputation.
A deceitful move that Robert had previously done without anyone noticing was renaming a video he uploaded on Youtube. He initially uploaded that video under the title “HOT GIRLS AND FAST CARS? WHAT!!!” and has now renamed it to “Twin Turbo Gallardo Update – Underground Racing”. I wonder why he has done this…
I had no intention of ‘calling anyone out’ nor judging people. For Robert to claim that my initial post had no factual information, I’d like for him to point out exactly what I lied about. Perhaps then, he can take the wood chip out of his own eye.