Are You Missing Opportunity

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” 
~Thomas Edison

Recently, I reached out to several Direct Selling companies to partner on a project. Representative after representative, my proposal was met with skepticism and absolute apathy.  I could barely get a response in most cases!  It was absolutely shocking to someone who ran a field business for 18 years. This proposal would have given one direct seller national advertising via all the social media platforms AND to the company consultant base.  All it cost was a few hours of work.  Sadly, we ended up using a brick and mortar boutique who (funny enough) was thrilled at the opportunity.
Through that process, I was reminded of this favorite quote. So often people want their success to be easy… they only want to do the “good” things. They look for the windfall and turn their nose up at other opportunities.  Often, they turn down THE opportunity that could be the windfall because they aren’t sure they will “get enough out of it” or that it is “worth their time”.  Now for  the sad truth… the “good stuff” rarely ever looks like the good stuff.  The good stuff looks like work… it looks like a little risk… it looks like potential not a guarantee.
Here is my advice to anyone serious about building, DO EVERYTHING that you can!SAY YES TO EVERYTHING that comes your way until you don’t have time left to fit it in.  THEN and only then can you can afford to be choosy!  One connection can be a business changer! We over rely on social media and we miss opportunities to grow our reach in the real world. Get out there today, face to face with a somebody.  Your business will thank you!

———————————————- Michelle Archer is a certified coach with nearly 25 years experience in direct sales. Michelle works with companies and individuals to explode their business potential. Connect with her on Facebook Learn more at

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