I’m not the biggest U2 fan in the world, but I like their song “One.”
Here are some of the lyrics.
One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life, with each other
All of that is true, but having “one” of almost anything in your business is deadly. One key employee, one method to generate leads, one service you offer, etc., can lead to disaster.
Legendary marketer Jay Abraham illustrates that with his diving board/Greek Parthenon analogy. If you only have one pillar holding up your business, whether that pillar is one lead generation source, one revenue stream, etc., your profits will constantly be going up and down. And, if that one pillar goes away, your business collapses. But, on the other hand, if your business is like a Greek Parthenon with multiple pillars, your business has a strong foundation. So, even if one of the pillars crumbles, you’ll be fine.
I’m often asked, “What should I use as a lead generation magnet? Should it be a report, book, video, etc.?” I always answer “yes’ because you need more than one lead magnet. But, in truth, some are more effective than others, and all of them should consist of the same fundamental elements.
Should you choose to accept it, your assignment is to look at your business and determine if there is a dangerous “one” of anything inside it.
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!