Ep. 116: What should you do when there's too much opportunity?

Season 3 | Episode 111
9m | Apr 24, 2023

Today, we're diving headfirst into a topic that might leave you scratching your head: "What do you do when there's just too much opportunity to choose from?"

Imagine you're at an all-you-can-eat buffet, with a gazillion dishes to try. It's like that in the business world too, with opportunities flying around like crazy. So, let's talk about how to pick the juiciest options without getting overwhelmed.

Alright, let's break it down. Picture this: you're in the U.S. – or anywhere really – and there's this smorgasbord of choices spread out before you. It's like a giant theme park of chances and it's both exciting and confusing, right?

Here's the thing: we all have different talents and interests. Maybe you're a whiz at multiple things and you're tempted to juggle them all. But hold up, because trying to do everything at once is like spinning too many plates, and sooner or later, they're all gonna crash.

I've been there, my friend. I took a pause from podcasting to focus on writing a book. Why? Because I needed a clear lane to sprint in. It's like pressing pause on a game to plot your moves before you jump back in.

Guess what? My buddy Mike Kim shared this cool trick with me. He's like the Yoda of business stuff. He told me about this Venn Diagram thingy – three circles that overlap.

First, we got the "What gets your blood boiling?" circle – the stuff that really ticks you off. Then there's the "What pulls at your heartstrings?" circle – things that tug your emotions. Last but not least, we got the "What massive problem do you wanna solve?" circle – your superhero mission.

Where these circles meet, that's where the magic happens. It's like finding a treasure map to your focus. It's cool because it also gives you the power to say "no" to certain things. Skipping an opportunity isn't a waste, it's like skipping fries to save room for the burger.

Here's the deal: the internet's noisy, like a crazy busy market. So, the trick is to stand out in that chaos. How? By zooming in on just one or two things. It's like becoming a champ in a single sport rather than being just "okay" in a bunch.

Remember, having lots of interests is rad. But when it comes to business, it's like being Batman – having a few well-chosen gadgets instead of trying to carry every tool in your belt.

So, if you're stuck in an opportunity overload, this episode is like your superhero guide. It helps you see through the clutter and pick the gems that'll light your path to success. Keep rockin' on your journey, my friends!


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