Do You Weigh Oportunities vs. Priorities?
It happened again today ~ a wonderful opportunity was presented to me but it was at the wrong point in time. This led me to realizing we continually need to weigh offered opportunities against our priorities.
Should you have been in business longer than 3 years, you will acknowledge the tough learning curve of sales, marketing, branding, business development and staying as much as possible up to date with technology all the while seeking and helping new clients. Entrepreneurship is a wide eye-opener! The opportunity presented this morning required I do the same for someone else's busines.
The realization hit immediately that opportunity was a "no" for me, but for someone just starting out it might be perfect. Likewise, should you be offered a job that requires 50% travel but you promised yourself to do only 10% will you relent to become employed? Or if a client asks you to do something that isn't quite within your rules, will you do succumb to their wishes or walk away?
My purpose for bringing the qustion to mind is because the decisions we make should reflect who we are, what we value because they ultimately combine forces to establish our personal brand. Therefore, the next time you have a serious decision regarding an opportunity, consider how it will help you advance your personal goals. Anything that detracts from this, I encourage you to say "No thank you".
Becoming adept at recognizing the better opportunities will lead you to the Smooth Sale!
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