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|Subject: Build Multiple Streams Of Success Realistically & With Persuasion Part 5|
Dennis S. Vogel
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Date Posted: 20:08:23 04/14/06 Fri
In reply to: Sims 's message, "I know what I can do, but how can dl it?" on 19:02:03 03/28/06 Tue
Be True To Yourself
I hope you wonít be totally dissuaded by what I wrote below. I only want to dissuade you from doing the wrong thing in the right way, or doing the right thing in the wrong way.
If you have whatís necessary to succeed in something good, I hope youíll take it as far as you profitably can. If you do something & find you donít have what it takes, I hope youíll be proud of yourself for doing your best. I hope youíll move onto something else.
What I wrote in this post can help you no matter what kind of business you choose.
Intelligent? Says Who?
Knowledge provides more options & potential solutions. Money provides power to implement ideas & solutions. People with knowledge can search for those with money & vice versa. As I wrote in my web site, donít count on anybody to say, ďOh, youíre a genius, hereís a million dollars, think of something!Ē Even if anybody does say it & has $1,000,000, that lunatic has either escaped from &/or soon will be in a mental hospital.
Potential investors usually want ample details. They like to know (among other things)- 1) how much is expected from them; 2) how much they can get for the expected investment & when; 3) how qualified the recipient is; 4) why the expected investment is better than other ways to use the same resources. Itís true if they asked for money, time, effort or RETAIL SPACE.
No matter how great the idea is, considering it requires an initial investment -- time, attention & effort. When these are expended on an activity, they arenít available for anything else. If somebody isnít aware of the term ďopportunity cost,Ē s/he still realizes the concept. Unless you, very quickly, show what you want to present is vital solution (better in some way than other solutions) to a problem s/he has or definitely will have, you probably wonít be given time or attention.
Though some like to do their own thinking, itís best to have enough facts to make the conclusion obvious. There are too many internal & external distractions. People tend to rely on auto-pilot -- automatic responses/ reactions.
They do this without thinking about it. They go into a trance-like state. Itís important to rouse them a little so theyíll attend to what you present, but if you rouse them too much, itíd work against you.
Some think itís manipulation, but itís not negative unless it cheats them. Influencing people involves entering their world. Helping them means leading them to an optimal part of their world or leading them out.
To use a simplistic, but apt analogy - The Wizard of Oz led the Scarecrow, Lion & Tin Man to more optimal parts of their worlds. He showed them they had what they wanted & helped them recognize it. He was going to lead Dorothy back to her world, until the balloon took off.
Dorothy thought she wasnít in her world. Glenda showed Dorothy had an unrealized power. Glenda didnít tell her the truth (but didnít lie either), Dorothy wouldnít have believed the truth. Dorothyís perception, of being in a strange place, was too strong to be easily dismissed. Glenda refocused Dorothyís attention.
Like what I wrote about being used to long-term pain, people donít always realize/recognize opportunities because theyíre used to the status quo. Unless you quickly help people fully realize their unrealized power, they wonít accept it. Case studies can be used to validate the value of some things. (But be careful about relying on case studies completely, when you implement ideas. Very often, there are other, unreported & unrealized variables in a situation that combined to make a success.)
A store owner might fret about lack of sales opportunities, yet have a chronically empty shelf. If customer traffic is high, but sales revenue is low, itís more efficient & effective to find other things to sell to the current customer base. Itís more expensive & could be less effective to try to attract more customers who arenít persuaded about the value of anything the business sells.
Dennis S. Vogel
Optimism is important to achieve the highest success you deserve. Optimal planning is vital. Plans arenít optimal without sufficient information as a solid foundation. You can start building your foundation with information from here.
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