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Are Your Opportunities Blooming With Success? Or Do You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

Do you join too many opportunities that come along? Do you look at every one as being the next best thing? How long do you give it before you "jump ship"? I know that I am TOTALLY guilty of doing this.
Each opportunity that comes along has such a good pitch.
And they all make it sound like if I don't join I will be kicking myself forever...
Kind of like when I turned down a job with Bill Gates when he was just getting started..
Yep, I really did! There is a point when you are overly saturated with "great programs", your life is out of control, and you need to be at your computer 25 hours a day just to keep on top of things.
So, what do you do to fix this? Well for myself, I have decided that joining up is a very addictive thing.
Actually in a way it is a form of gambling, because you just KNOW that the next email, the next day, or the next lead is going to be THE one.
And the temptation to double down with your credit cards is great.
So here are my resolutions: 1.
If I can't afford it, either within my regular monthly budget, or from cash coming in from other opportunities I'm not getting involved and I'm not putting it on a credit card.
This includes having the money to properly advertise a program.
2.
I am taking a hard, calculated look at the programs in which I am currently involved.
If I was in a brick and mortar business I would not expect success to come the minute I put up the Grand Opening Sign.
I think I must also be realistic about the Internet businesses.
Likewise, there is a point of cutting your losses.
How long have I been in this business? How many referrals/downline do I have? How much is this costing me every month? How much money am I spending on advertising this? Is my advertising working, or do I need to take a different approach? Am I still excited about this opportunity? If I have needed support, how helpful is the administration? Does this program offer "fringe benefits" that are worth the cost even if I have no downline or referral base? Where do I see myself being with this business a year from now? I cannot tell you the answers to these questions, as I do not feel there is a hard and fast rule.
But the point is, you should be able to answer these questions for yourself with each of your opportunities.
My suggestion is that you keep a journal for each business with the list of questions.
Ask yourself these questions for each business every month.
Answer honestly -- after all this journal is only for your eyes.
This exercise should help you see a trend in each of your businesses and help you to make intelligent decisions.
It sometimes is hard to admit that you have invested money in a dog.
No matter how hard you work the program, you are having no success in bringing in new people and by now you are tired of it too.
It is hard to stay excited about an opportunity if you are not having any success.
Maybe you need a different approach.
Sometimes talking to your sponsor or joining the business's forum (if they have one) can help to give you direction.
And sometimes, you just have to let a program go and chalk it up to a lesson learned.
My own personal rule of thumb is that I am not going to go into any new businesses if I cannot afford to give it a concerted effort for a minimum of 6 months.
That means advertising, word of mouth, learning from my sponsor what is working, etc.
If I do not feel that I can afford to do what it takes to "get it off the ground" for at least 6 months, I'm not joining.
I fully believe in diversification.
I think it is smart to be involved in more than one thing.
But it is very easy to get overloaded.
So where do you find your own comfort level? Does your "Bush of Opportunities" need pruning? Getting rid of the dead wood will allow the sunlight in make the real winners blossom.
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