This is intended to be a warning. A warning like you would find on most products. They are cautions as to how not to use the product.
David Morelli and Kristen Morelli (occasionally referred to here for search reasons as Morelli) burst into internet fame riding on the heels of some recommendations of some very successful internet marketers. Let me begin by saying they offer a service that is intended to be positive. Unfortunately, the road to perdition is paved with good intentions. I recently participated in their program billed as a "Quantum Leap in Wealth." Four hundred participants meditated for 15 minutes twice in the morning, and twice in the evening. Twice a week, we were involved in group coaching calls. This is all and fine and good, but the service was over sold and under delivered. This is not to say the program was not "good," because it was good. But it did not come close to being what it was labeled.
The first red flag is Kristen Morelli who comes from corporate America, as she begins nearly every event retelling, by saying, "I was offered a $120,000 a year job to do nothing." I can only assume that her employers would cringe if they heard that, but that is her prevailing attitude throughout the program - she is here to make money, at any cost. She does not so much participate in the daily programs as much as she adds commentary to David's greatness, filling the air with advertising hype. Which is shame because David Morelli has talent; unfortunately, it is being sullied by an impatient desire to score riches. And it is evident throughout the program. The program was recorded to be resold later, so any commentary by Kristen was pure hype (for instance, she repeatedly would say, "I can't believe all the messages we're getting right now." I was on the calls, and I know that there were 40-50 based on pre-call participation.) The other measure of success, the true measure of success, would be to ask how many people made a quantum leap in wealth, but this was not solicited. What was solicited was this: during a meditation on love and fulfillment, David and Kristen Morelli asked people to journal how they were feeling. Afterwards, they asked everyone to send those in as testimonials. If that is not manipulative and cunning, I don't know what is.
Out of the 400 participants in the 40Days and 40 Nights program, the social site we used to stay in touch with others showed that about 60 people were heavily involved (they responded quickly to requests), about 120 were moderately involved, giving a total overall of 225 that seemed to follow along. Unfortunately, it was not until after purchasers clicked the $1700 purchase button that they realized there were no refunds. So 175 seemed to drop out, and I imagine/assume that many disputed the charges with their credit card companies. I imagine that many more at the end did so too for this very important reason - I don't believe more than a handful experienced a quantum leap in wealth. This is too bad as Bob Doyle of Wealth Beyond Reason supported the Morelli (I have sent him a copy of this email, and will tag his name to this.), and the Morelli name dropped a few very successful people (Marci Shimoff, Gay and Kattie Hendricks, to name a few) who supposedly "loved them." There is some accountability required here as the Morelli burst onto the internet scene in 6 months, and I sense they may fizzle into oblivion. I think many people would be well satisfied simply to have their money returned because as Kristen stated regularly, "all you people show up in sincerity." Yes, and most wanted a refund.
This may read like a boo-h*o letter, but quite frankly, the David and Kristen Morelli did what politicians and businesses in America are infamous for - telling the audience whatever they want to hear just to get them to buy. We can accept that with telecoms who over-extend their coverage maps, food makers that over-use the word "Natural," and etc, but not when it comes to personal growth. The Morelli have crossed the line, and in good faith I must send this letter, post this letter, and publish it, as a warning to the many who approach personal growth with trust.
Many in the program were quick to find out how the Morelli manipulate "energy" to their advantage. Just post something that you experience about them and you will get fully attacked. I have spoken to several people who paid for a service from the Morelli, and when there was no response from them, and they sent repeated emails that were not responded to, the Morelli, especially David, would respond in what could be gently described as primitive. I heard of one email from someone to the Morelli and when he did not hear back he wrote again saying he would simply trust that the Morelli would honor what he paid for. David came at him with fury, saying the energy was "bad" and they would not tolerate it. So bad energy from the Morelli is justified, but if you give them your money and do not hear back, let it go. As Kristen says, "If you don't hear from us, just trust that the Universe is taking care of you." Many of these comments came long after people sought resolution.
Many, many people in the program made huge breakthroughs and personal growth was experienced. But they would NOT have sold this program if it were billed this way. So they threw a wealth label over it, set the expectation that they had the experience to help regular people grow in financial areas, and took money. Again, my research on the social site that we used suggests that maybe 5 people saw an increase in their wealth, but over 96% did not. In fact, almost all the participants posted poems, personal discoveries, and blocks that were their reward. And that is great, but I argue that they would not have paid $1700 for this. In fact, given the opportunity, I conclude that 96% of all participants would ask for a refund. These people made a decision to buy because they were given the impression that in 40 days they would manifest the $1700, or thereabouts.
I write this because many people in the group suffered incredible hardship to join the program, and as they invested themselves daily, they were reporting that they were not growing financially. Meaning, they made a buying decision based on what they were told, only to discover they were duped. Shame on the Morelli for manipulating the good people that let their guard down and hoped they had found a real solution to their financial challenges. Shame on the Morelli for attacking people who asked for their money back in good faith. Shame on the Morelli for living a lie and perpetuating a lie when they had numerous chances to receive feedback and live the trust they preach by refunding money. Shame on the Morelli for hiding in their greed, when stepping out and trusting the Universe would be the powerful statement that they preach.
In conclusion, I did not pay for this course. My wife's company paid for her and I was invited to join. So no one suffered on our end. My wife did ask for a refund for the aforementioned reason. I participated with full awareness, and enjoyed the growth process. But energy tools that are decades old did not cause the growth - being with 40 or more people on the telephone twice daily - that energy, that camaraderie, that togetherness - is what I attribute to my growth.
Let all who consider Kristen Morelli and David Morelli be warned. I feel justified that I will have protected many from hyperbole. Through sharing our experiences we share energy. Whether or not the Morelli will enjoy hearing this is not important - this is useful feedback, they can do with it what they may - what is important is that businesses are no longer tolerated who behave as David Morelli and Kristen Morelli have. I know of no other internet marketers who do not offer at the least a 30 day money back guarantee.
cc David Morelli
Gay and Kattie Hendricks
The Better Business Bureau of Colorado
The National Better Business Bureau
The complaint departments at Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Cards
Google, Yahoo complaint departments
Seems like I have an axe to grind! Just one more soul tired of being lied to by another business, another politician, another human. Truth will prevail
Las Vegas, Nevada