Choosing The WRONG Opportunity…

It didn’t take me long to discover just how much I hated being an “employee.” About a year ago, once my views on life began to shift, I started to understand just how manipulative most employers are.

There’s a famous quote by Tony Gaskins Jr., which reads: “If you don’t build your own dream, someone else will hire you to help build theirs.”

Isn’t that the case for many of us?

Choosing The WRONG Opportunity...

Choosing The WRONG Opportunity…

You know, quite often we spend years working someplace with nothing in mind but our paycheck. We don’t really think of why we work there. Sure, we do it to survive, but what purpose is it really serving? Better yet, whose purpose is it really serving?

Last time, we discussed my “4 C’s for Success Formula.”

Confidence + Credibility + Commitment = Cash

This algorithm illustrates the necessary traits worth acquiring if you want to make your home business grow.

Before you tap into this theorem, however, you want to make sure you’re involved in the right kind of company. The home business world is absolutely packed with “opportunities” (some of which are better than others).

Finding out what’s right for you is less about money and more about motive. You want to find an opportunity that really gets you going. You want to find something you believe in and actually want to share.

If it’s just about a compensation plan or special bonus incentives, then you’re missing the whole point.

Your business should be something you believe in. As I’ve said in previous lessons, the money will eventually come. What you need to worry about now is increasing your total value.

Allow me to share my own personal story with you.

As I said at the beginning, I realized quite early on that I hated being an employee. The interview process alone was enough to turn my stomach.

Have you ever had to answer a survey or questionnaire while applying for a job?

I hated that most of all.

There were times when answering those surveys actually made me angry. Some of the questions were just so unbelievable. Simply put, they make sure you know that they own you. Even your own family comes second to the job.

That was something I just couldn’t live with. No job was worth that kind of blind loyalty. There had to be a better way, and I had to find it fast.

Luckily for me, I happened to run into some old friends who had stumbled into home business. They gave me a quick rundown, and before long I agreed to a sit-down meeting.

At this meeting, I was presented with the infamous “circles on a napkin” pitch. In other words, I was told about the “possibility” of making extreme amounts of money. I was told about the high pedigree of the company and how its products were top-notch.

Having never encountered something like this before, I was pretty excited at the thought of it. Everyone was talking about how money was there for the taking, and after meeting my friends’ up-line, I was REALLY sold on the business.

Here was a man making six-figures a month, and he seemed pretty legitimate to me. I watched a video in his office showing mansions and fancy cars, all within my reach if I just applied myself, and I signed up right then and there.

The next few weeks were spent at hotel meetings and chasing my family and friends. I pushed products I didn’t believe in, pushed my opportunity on people who didn’t care and grew increasingly more frustrated at the prospect of my “business.”

To make matters worse, I was starting to get very skeptical about the people I was working with. They didn’t seem illegitimate, they just seemed weird. It was a robotic type of atmosphere, made all the more unnerving by the cult-like fascination of the people with their company.

It was strange.

In some ways, it was exactly like working at a job!

Needless to say, I decided to quit. I had joined a company that I didn’t believe in for all the wrong reasons, and I only lasted a few weeks. I chose the wrong opportunity for me.

For this exact reason, you should ALWAYS take time to examine your motive for joining a particular opportunity. Do research, evaluate and discover if it’s something you can truly believe in.

If it isn’t, then look for something else.

Ask yourself these questions:

Why is this opportunity right for me?

Is this something I can truly believe in?

Does this opportunity coincide with my personal values?

Next time, I’ll share my story of how I found the RIGHT opportunity for me.

Yours in Financial Freedom,

Alex Levandoski

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