Have you ever started a new business opportunity and thought you’d “kick the tyres”, “try it and see”, “Do it for 2 months to see how it went” and it didn’t matter if it didn’t work anyway because you could always fall back on “plan b” any how? Did it work? No? Surprise surprise. If you want a business venture to really work, you need to forget about Plan B!
Before you start any new business venture you should really do your due diligence on it which is a whole other blog post but includes things such as, the age of the company, the founders/directors of the company, what the product is (and especially to make sure there IS a product), the payment plan, what leaders are also involved in it and a whole lot more.
Once you have decided it is worth your while however and you have put your money where your mouth is – you then need to take massive action, remain focused and cut off all your escape routes, in other words, forget about plan B! By this I don’t mean give your notice in to your job straight away unless you have enough financial cushion to last you for at least a year or more and even then, this puts additional stress on your new business working too quickly. However, if you have other sidelines going on, other mlms that take time or money to promote them, just leave them to one side.
An amazing true story illustrating the concept of ‘Forget about Plan B’
In 1519 Hernán Cortés with only 600 Spaniards, 16 or so horses and 11 boats, landed on a vast inland plateau called, Mexico – their aim was to capture the Yucatan Peninsula which had never been in over 600 years with far vaster armies. After Hernán arrived, instead of dashing straight into battle with his men, he stayed on the beach with them and roused them with motivational speeches to rouse them to believe they could not be defeated.
What he did next, however, was an act of great bravery, he ordered that the boats be burned, so the only way they would be able to leave the island was victorious. He certainly knew how to forget about Plan B!
If you think about it, as long as you know there is always something else to fall back on, you will never put 100% into the current project. Put the blinkers on, head down, burn your boats metaphorically speaking and go for it as if your life depended on it!
When that business is up and running almost on autopilot, only then is it advisable to look at anything else that might complement your current business and bring in additional income streams. Before that just forget about Plan B and concentrate on the job in hand!