Mike Dillard helped me in Choosing an Opportunity

Choosing an Opportunity is not what I went for when attending an event early this spring called No Excuses Summit II. I was already in a company I had joined in the fall and was looking to the world of the internet for answers. This particular event was headlined as a ‘no pitch’ event…which really meant no pitch from stage event. I figured this out fairly quickly and that was ok as all the presenters over the 2 days gave so much ‘value’ during their time on stage anyway. A few even giving their take on choosing an opportunity.

What really made it difficult was that they each then had a “break out” session afterward, and were real good about planting the seed that you needed to be at their breakout session. For someone like me who really analyzes each of the options, I really had a hard time deciding.  I knew it would be distracting to me for choosing an opportunity that I didn’t want right now. One of the benefits of an event is meeting other people that are striving for the same things.  I already had heard the many stories of the years of frustration trying to work this business the “old school’ way of friends and family and that utilizing Attraction Marketing was the way to go.

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I met many that had been to the first No  Excuses, yet were still struggling. I figured some of this was because they really hadn’t gotten hooked in to a system yet.  Maybe they were still choosing an opportunity and came to the event to look for their “leader”.

So How Does Mike Dillard  play in my choosing an opportunity?

Well, first off, I had heard that many of the top money earners follow a higher ticket price point on business entry when choosing an opportunity in addition to a lower ticket item. The reasoning being traditional MLM opportunities generally take more time to to build over the long haul and we need something that maybe doesn’t sell as often , yet yields a MUCH higher commission.  My roommate I had just met that weekend for the event was already trying to explain this a bit to me.

At the time, I was not interested in choosing an opportunity as I already had a company and I didn’t think people would shell out a higher price point.

Well, that is not the proper mindset to have. See, Mike Dillard’s presentation was different than all the rest. Instead of focusing on prospecting, or lead generation , he talked about the global economy and the U.S. decline as they continue to print more money out of thin air. He basically said there will be the “haves”, and the ” have nots”.  The wealthy getting wealthier and the poor getting poorer. So inadvertently, he was helping some in choosing an opportunity, even if they didn’t know it.

So I decided to stick with my first company as it has a low entry and very low autoship and a  simple product line. But, I also met my current mentor at the same event, Michelle Pescosolito. Little did I know I would be choosing an opportunity I hadn’t thought of. A couple months later I sit in on a webinar she put on and there it was, a high ticket item just like I had heard about. Other than her compelling presentation, I decided, well, if the rich or going to get richer, then there will a demographic that will still be able to afford this, as well as have a use for the product/service itself.

My criteria for choosing an opportunity on both scales was complete: I will cover both companies individually at a later date.

1) good leadership at the top end. Both, through digging for info and talking to others who had met them, I came to the conclusion they passed.

2) stability- one company had initial private investors that believed enough in the product to invest twice-and is 2 years in and still stable.

The other company has been around for 25+ years, and past the 5 year stability time since going direct

3) each company fulfills a need.

4) they are not competing markets against each other ( hence working with two companies)

5) exclusivity

6) good compensation plans-this can mean different things to different people ( everyone claims their’s is the best in the industry..but unless you study them all yourself..how do you really know?)  Is it a unilevel, binary, matrix, maybe compression.

In the end, some simply are choosing an opportunity based on who they want to work with and feel that the opportunity doesn’t fully matter. That really can be the case. But over the past year I have seen this and then the person moves on because they find they reallly couldn’t be passionate about it or their team really didn’t fully benefit outside the initial switch.  Just like any business, there is change. Eventually a home is found.

If you have any questions, direction on choosing an opportunity,  feel free to contact me. Have a great day!

 

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