I pride myself on being what I consider an astute businessman.
I believe a good businessman , or a smart person, should ALWAYS keep their eyes open for opportunity. Being open minded and willing to try to position myself ahead of trends has always served me well, if not through profit definitely through experience.
I'll admit, I ALMOST blew my latest project off.
I didn't think I had time for anything else. After all I was running multiple businesses, building my portfolio, and consulting as well. It was easy for me to justify lack of time for another venture...but like Richard Branson says "'If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!'
There's never a perfect time to do anything.
With that said, I started a new business during one of the busiest seasons of the year for me!
With the power of the tools and system my business team, I was able to make an extra $500 my first month with only 5-10 hours! Now, $500 may not be a lot to you, but it was to me for a couple of reasons. One, it was profit!!!! As a businessman...it was significant to me because sometimes it can take 5-10 years for a business to turn a profit! With my traditional businesses it took A LOT longer to profit as they were very capital intensive up front, and there were lots of skills to learn without much support system. I had to learn my way through...thus costing me time and money. With the system and team, it was VERY different.
With a little more time and effort in my second month, I made FOUR TIMES what I did my first month. Shorty after I earned my first all expense paid trip. Now I'm working on my SECOND and within the next year I'm looking at doubling my personal income!
To think, I ALMOST blew this off. I didn't have time. I didn't REALLY need more money even though I'm enjoying the hell out of it. I had multiple passive flows. I am successful by my standards. I could have given myself every excuse not to take a look at another project...much less get started. With a little effort, I could have even justified it...but that would have blocked my next blessing.
I'm so glad I kept an open mind.
Having In this case, having a closed mind could have been REALLY expensive!