My buddy Franco Gonzalez had a great post this morning on the question of "Do you have a business REALLY?"
As I was reading it, I was reminded of people who jump from one opportunity to another ONLY because their sponsor does.
These people are not in business. They have a hobby.
They're sheep who have never gotten rid of that employee mindset. They've never made the shift into thinking like an entrepreneur.
===> Let me tell you the hard truth: any business you pick will involve you having to overcome obstacles.
So if you're just going to jump ship and "change your strategy" every time your business offers you an obstacle....
...then you best go home and put on your Daddy's shoes. And get some Big Boy pants while you're there. Because there's no such thing a business with no obstacles.
In fact, let me share this with you:
In the first few months that my company was in business, the company's merchant processor said, "We don't want your business". And the entire company came to a screeching halt until they could get another system in place.
So picture this: the whole company was dead in the water. They couldn't process an order.
People quit. People jumped ship. A lot of people said, "It was a good idea but it's already over before it started" and they gave up and joined some vitamin deal.
I stayed around.
I kept marketing.
I kept meeting with my team.
I kept creating value.
I kept being part of the solution.
And when we overcame the obstacle, my income exploded.
Two years later, I make more money in a DAY than most of the quitters make in a YEAR in their MLM business.
Know why? Because when I partnered with our company, I took the attitude that I was the 3rd unofficial partner in the company.
I made a decision that said, "Here is where I'm going to create a million-dollar per year income".
I didn't join with the idea that "I'll do this as long as there's no adversity". Or "I'll do this as long as it's easy."
People who fold up like a cheap tent when they see an obstacle don't last long in this industry.
Am I saying that there's NEVER a good reason to leave a company? Of course not.
But I AM saying that leaving because you ran into an obstacle makes you a wuss.
There's no such thing as a 7-figure earner who didn't overcome obstacles.
Obstacles are the nature of business. Quitting over obstacles is stupid.