Are You an Online Business Opportunity Junkie?

Imagine for a minute that you have some expertise with certain widgets. You have already decided that there is a market for your widgets based on your research. So you go into business by opening up a small manufacturing enterprise to make and sell these widgets. Good so far.

You go out and buy all the necessary equipment to make your widgets. You store them in your warehouse. Some you unpack and have set up, some you just have lying around unpacked and waiting for you to take a look at the contents to make sure you bought the right stuff. But without even doing this, you feel you need some more equipment.

So you do not stop there and get along with the business of manufacturing your widgets. Instead you develop this urge to get into other widgets. You invite all kind of widget guys to come in and give you their best pitch every day, whether or not you have the machinery and systems in place to capitalize on what they are telling you. It does not matter that you have unopened machinery sitting in your warehouse to manufacture the widgets you have already decided on. You want to know about every hot widget before it gets cold. So you fall in love with some other widget and buy some more widget machinery.

It matters not that you have no idea how much you will have to spend to get your fist widget into profit. You just have to have more widget machinery. And more. Very soon you have moved from a widget guy to a widget machinery guy. You have acquired a bunch of different widget machinery with little or no prospect of getting your first widget to market.

Sounds crazy? Of course it is. It is mind-bending crazy. Worse, you have become a widget machinery guy pretending to be a widget guy. Now your whole focus has changed. You want to be successful making and selling widgets, when your whole mindset is about acquiring widget machinery. There is a huge disconnect, and it is at the root of many failings online. Before you know it, you have become a business opportunity junkie.

This scenario repeats itself across the Internet in the millions every day. People with the best of intentions at some enterprise allowing themselves to get thrown off track by the next hottest money-making idea, acquiring tools after tools – e-books, scripts, reports, software. Most of these ending up sitting on their computer hard drive without ever being put to use correctly. This is how too many online ventures get run. And sadly, this is how too many dreams get run in. This is part of what the Internet has spawned – millions of widget machinery junkies who just cannot wait to get their hands on the next hot widget machine. In short, business opportunity junkies who believe they are otherwise.

So are you a business opportunity junkie or are you an online entrepreneur? It is not hard to tell which you are. If you constantly chase after the next great money making opportunity, if you buy e-book after e-book, software programs after software programs, special reports after special reports, and you still do not have a viable online venture, you are a business opportunity junkie. And you need to find a way to pull yourself out of this mindset.

Your first step is in understanding the damage you are doing to your mindset. Every time you fail to execute completely only because you believe that there is some other better opportunity out there, you undermine your own confidence. Over time your focus gets damaged, and without focus your chances of succeeding in the online environment are extremely slim.

Once you begin to understand at a core level that this approach is self-destructive, you will change your approach. And it is not difficult to do if you follow three easy steps. First put some value on your time relative to your dreams and objectives. The bigger your dreams, the more valuable your time. Every minute wasted on chasing the next great opportunity diminishes your dreams two-fold. In your mind, see your dreams being diminished for every minute you waste chasing another opportunity.

Second, realize that if you change focus only at the behest of some marketing whiz you are telling yourself what you are supposed to be focusing on is not worth the effort. Once you do that, you not only change focus, you diminish the energy needed to stay with your current project. In your mind, see the energy being depleted as a result of you changing focus unnecessarily.

Third develop a system to evaluate online business opportunities. By doing this, you are forced to become systematic in your approach, slowing down the urge to jump to the next hot opportunity. By adopting these three approaches, over a short time you will notice your urge to chase that other opportunity becoming less and less, and you will maintain focus enabling you to execute more effectively.

Do not destroy your dreams or undermine your efforts and skills by chasing the next hot online business opportunity. The most likely outcome of this approach is you becoming an online business opportunity junkie with the urge to acquire and acquire, and we know how you will end up satisfying those urges – most likely the acquisition of another e-book, another special report, another script, another piece of software, only for each to end up useless on your computer hard drive.