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Avoiding Those Unnecessary “Headaches”

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Avoiding Those Unnecessary Headaches - Bob BurgAside from what is learned directly from reading an article, I find they often trigger ideas that can be applied in other, more specific areas. Not very surprising when realizing success principles are success principles and transfer across the board.

Such was the case when reading investment authority Steve Sjuggerud’s guest post recently in the online daily publication, Early to Rise.

The post itself was in regards to investing in property and the basic question he asked was, “Do you really want THIS PARTICULAR headache?” In other words, when you put the potential financial return against — not just your financial investment but — all the time, work, stress and other factors that you’ll incur, is it likely to be worth it?

Great question. And, while I’m not a real estate investor, I often struggle with where to invest my time and energy in terms of various projects.

Being a natural “shiny object pursuer” where most every idea looks good to me, I often find myself asking questions similar to Sjuggerud’s, though not with those particular words.

Well, the words are now changing. From now on, whenever considering a new project, idea, opportunity or any other investment of my time, I’ll ask myself, Burg:

“Do you really want THIS PARTICULAR headache?”

And, I see it being very clarifying.

What about you? Is this a question that would help you in the clarification process? What about  prioritization? What areas do you find yourself struggling to say no to because the object really does look kind of shiny? Feel free to share. :-)