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Before Taking Advice From Someone

There’s no shortage of people who will tell you what you should do in your business. The problem with listening to unsolicited (and even solicited) advice is that often those doling out their thoughts have no idea what’s involved with your decision.

Recently, there was a posting on Facebook by someone seeking input as to whether or not she should start a radio program. Apparently, she had been invited by a company to start a show on their platform.

Although hosting a show seems like a fun idea, there are lots of considerations before saying yes or no.

Many people were quick to say, “Go for it.” Only a few responded with questions for considerations.

One woman who has hosted a show responded with, “It depends on the opportunity as not all are worth your time and energy. I have done a lot of online radio and it can be a huge time drain with very little return in the end.”

Most were along the lines of, “If you feel passionate/excited about it – then yes!!!”

Although passion is important, it takes a heck of a lot more than passion to make business decisions. Passion alone does not pay the bills. Strategic planning is a must-do with most choices such as starting a radio program.

Running a business involves careful evaluation as to the pros and cons of decisions you make. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new idea and yet, that’s how many entrepreneurs stay stuck and get into financial trouble.

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