Want vs. Need
Do we buy what we Need or what we Want?
Sometimes it’s both, but it leans more to the Want and then justified as a Need.
The entrepreneurs curse is the shiny new object, the cool things in a business that all the gurus out there promote – lead gen, Facebook Ads, Funnels… We’re turned-on way more by these than other aspects of business such as finance, HR, operations etc.
If I had a pound for every Ad I see that promises…
More leads – cheap leads – zero spend leads – recurring customers – customers for free – high end customers – queues of customers – spend $5 and get as many customers as you want…
Now if this was really true why would all those gurus be wasting their own time on us when they can have ALL the leads and customers they ever want?!
The answer is simple and obvious. Their business is all about selling a concept of getting all of the above. They know it’s easy to sell the “what you WANT”, and if we’re desperate enough we want to believe it is true…
We’ve looked at all the courses, books, promises out there and spent a substantial amount on learning some of the core ideas.
We’ve also, over the last year, spent quite a bit engaging with a few of these:
“make you a millionaire salesman”,
And guess what? On a 1-2-1 basis it’s mostly hot air…
Business is more complex and simpler than gurus make out.
When we’ve started working with businesses that were obsessed with more customers, more revenue and more leads, it was actually making their business worse!
So here is a new mindset:
STOP looking for what you Want (as that has not really worked for you) and START getting an understanding of what you NEED.
And if by reading this you don’t really know what you NEED, then reach out as we’ll be happy to show you…
Investor | Business Mentor at Advocate | Author of I don’t work Fridays
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