Sunday, January 25, 2015

Shiny Object Syndrome

I love attending events!  I always have a great time, meet fabulous people, and learn a ton of stuff!  So it's no surprise I have been having a fabulous time this week at Wendy Lipton-Dibner's Move People to Action Event.  But today I learned something that just boggled my mind.  Not because it was some earth-shattering new program or a technique to quadruple your conversion rate.  No, it was actually rather sad news.  What did I learn?  98% of people who attend these conferences never implement what they learned.  That just blew me away!  Why would you spend money on a conference and not use what you learned? 

Well, as I was sitting there feeling all pompous and self-satisfied because I DO implement, I received a sudden wake-up call.  You see, my daughter is attending this event with me.  Now if you have children, then you know what happened next.  She took great delight in reminding me that it hadn't always been that way.  At one point in my early days, I was spending literally thousands of dollars on stuff I never used.  In fact my computer and my office are still crammed with ebooks, reports, books, and videos that I have never even opened!

Later this evening, as we were going back to our hotel room, I received a text message from a dear friend and fellow network marketer.  She had just found the latest, greatest, next big thing and she wanted me to check it out.  Why the person who had sponsored her made $53,000 in a month!  And he was going to show us how to do the same.  I looked at my daughter and laughed and made this comment: "Well, here goes Barb, chasing another shiny object."  And that's when it hit me!  We are all guilty of this!

How many of you have spent 100s or even 1000s of dollars on programs, conferences, webinars, and books that you never implemented? 

How many of you have jumped from one network marketing opportunity to another, and are still broke?

How many of you have lost money and are still working a job just to pay for your courses and ebooks and network marketing business products?

I know I have been guilty of all these things.  And I say, IT HAS TO STOP!

I was fortunate enough to stumble into the right people and the right company to help me be successful.  So now I only buy something when I absolutely know I need it.  And my network marketing company hopping days are over.  I love the one I'm with and plan to stay for a very long time.  But my success was due in great part to circumstances.  You see, you can't buy stuff when you are out of money!  You can't join another company when you can't afford the enrollment fee.
Many of us are still caught on this hamster-wheel, though.  And I intend to do something about it.  But I need your help.

I know why I spent years chasing one shiny object after another.  But my reasons may not be the same as yours.  And if we are going to put an end to this, then we have to have a solution that will apply to all of us.  So first, we have to figure out the "WHY".  And you can help with that.
Simply complete the attached survey.  It's 10 short questions that ask simply if you have ever had the same experience I, and so many others, have had. 

Once we know what the problem is, I hope you will join me in creating the solution.
I know that you are the right people to help our fellow boomerpreneurs.  So, thank you, sincerely, for taking the time to complete the survey.  My readers are absolutely the best!

To take the survey, click here!  And remember, learn more.  Do more.  Be more.  Live more!

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