Great Opportunity ahead!
What a great marketing strategy to sell to hungry young entrepreneurs!
Check this. Yet again, I am approached by another business opportunity. Within the span of 4-5 months, I’m approached by someone who offers me a “vehicle” to get me to where I intend to end up in 4 to 5 years. Quick disclaimer before I continue. I am more than grateful for the multiple opportunities I’m offered. I’m not down playing ANY opportunity that have been offered to me, and I’m always open to new others. Therefore, I’m ONLY telling you this so you’ll understand how to strategically choose when an opportunity is for you. Different strokes for different folks. Just remember, it takes an extreme amount of courage to say no, than to say yes. I’m not going to tell you how to say no, that’s up to you and your authentic reasoning as to why. However, I’ll share my way of accessing an opportunity that’s fit for me or not.
Lets jump right in, shall we?
Here’s what you DON’T do.
If you have a goal that is specifically focused in ONE area, it WILL NOT be wise to pick up EVERY opportunity that is presented to you. If you are a multitasker like me, the trick to juggling is to choose the opportunity that is in line/focus with whatever you’ve got going on currently. #ParallelActivity
Splitting yourself in two, is splitting your focus in two. Vincent Van Gogh says,
“If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.”
Stick to ONE thing. Master it. Move on.
So, what makes me say no to an “opportunity” that will bring in the cash?
Anyone who tries to close the deal by stressing the potential to make money. Within 60 seconds I’ll be showing you to the door. Respectfully, of course.
Now, I’m all about having multiple streams of income. Why do you think almost every celebrity attempts to have a perfume, clothing line, sneaker, cosmetics..I can go on forever, created/named after them? It’s just another form of bringing in income. Do I want to make money? Is that a question? Heck yea! But money is NOT my driving focus. Period!
I have a defined purpose. A purpose that is not, and cannot be compromised for an opportunity that may in fact, produce residual/definite income. My purpose is my asset. Therefore if I continue to shape, mold, and build towards that asset, residual income is not an uncertainty, but a certainty.
Now here’s what I’m REALLY getting to. I’ve invested enough time, and I continually invest time daily, into personally developing myself both personally and professionally. They run hand in hand. Therefore, NO ONE on this planet can lower me with money. Because again, my purpose is defined.
Here’s a quick 4 step crash course!
Step 1: CALL ME (give me a second, I’ll explain why)!
Step 2: Find and define your purpose (asset).
Step 3: Have a Direction so others that are offering, aren’t pulling in every direction available.
Step 4: Work towards building and enhancing your purpose (asset).
It sounds too UNCOMPLICATED to be true, right? Well it’s honestly not complicated at all. It’s easy. Especially step 1! Because I’m self-aware both in my professional and personal life, I can easily say no thank you, or weigh my pro’s and con’s to determine if the opportunity will benefit me or not–if I’m on the fence. However, 98% of the time I can easily tell.
It’ll be selfish of me not take this time to solicit my services. Before I continue, keep in mind that your job (professionally) isn’t to make money. Yea..everyone has been LYING TO YOU. It’s to build something (an asset) that will. That’s where I come in. I’m a personal, career, and business development consultant. My job, purpose rather, is to get you going on the path to step 2, defining your purpose. The rest is all you. Once your purpose is put in place, and personally defined, the rest is easy.
How do I strategically plan? I don’t. There’s no need when I know my purpose, a.k.a. where I’m headed.
“Life is about growth and change. Anybody pretending to be anything other than who they really are, will never ever reach their personal potential. You cannot do it, it impossible. What is real is, and what is lasting, is who you are and what YOU ARE MEANT TO BRING. What is the gift you are meant to bring? No one can take that away from you.”- Oprah Winfrey
Discover and find that potential with me.
I’ll take you to the water, it’s up to you to drink..
(By the way..that’s an office selfie. You can’t get more personal than that! From my desk to your desktop/laptop!) 🙂
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