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Massive Newsletter Subscriptions: How To Self-Sabotage Your Ability To Create A Profitable Business?

August 14, 2012 by  
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When I first started to learn about network marketing, I wanted to know EVERYTHING.

I was advised to get on the lists or subscribe to the newsletters of as many leaders in the field who I thought would provide me with guidance that I needed as a newbie and teach me about various aspects of this field.


Ha! Yes Ha! What was I thinking? That’s it I wasn’t thinking clearly.

I’m an educator and I know the value of learning and seeking advice of professionals in the field but although this advice on an elementary level seemed logical it was the WORST strategy that I followed for my business and time management.

Initially it was good because I was getting acquainted with the lingo but in a ninja sort of way I was also being MOVED to react emotionally in specific ways.

Little did I know… What I was actually doing was SABOTAGING my learning efforts by adopting the naïve idea that ALL the people’s lists that I had subscribed to had my BEST interest in mind.



Instead of an Abundance Mindset I instead expanded and vibrated from a SCARCITY mindset.

Here’s the deal and also here’s how I was actually thinking… I have to have ALL Right NOW if I want to make it in this new field. I need to learn all I can so I can even have a notion of what’s going on, be on the playing field, and know what I need to do to be successful.

BUT in reality, I was setting myself up for failure and my awareness level about this was zippo… or ding, ding, ding…. On the CLUELESS realm!

If you are building a business and are subscribed to a zillion or even more than 5 different business coaches’ lists, I’m telling you right now STOP it! Go and unsubscribe to all but one business coach who you have a KEEN connection and share like values.

You are doing it to yourself if you think that being on all those lists is building you or even putting you ahead of the other thousands of people coming online every day to build their businesses.

I’m being really harsh here… stop with the INSANITY!

The brain can only absorb so much before it literally shuts down. We can even take an example from the animal kingdom… like the ‘burro’ – the donkey literally collapses and does not move when it finally FEELS ALL the weight of the load that he can’t carry!

Ergo, no matter how much you try to move that donkey it will not budge! That’s also what happens to your brain when inundated with too much information… No matter how much you try, you can’t seem to CONSUME it all… Sound familiar?

Consider this other example that one of my business coaches shared with me. Here’s what happens when you are on 3 to 5 lists. When the 3 to 5 business coaches from these lists communicate with you, (remember if they’re focus on serving, they’re sending you email content on a regular basis), they will often share strategies and give you advice for you to follow.

The advice can be FABULOUS. However when you get 3 to 5 different types of advice and strategies and each coach asks you to take action on said tasks, there is a higher probability that their advice will contradict itself or put you in a state of overwhelm. This last scenario will happen especially if the other business coaches are telling you to work on totally different business areas.

The result is that you will SCATTER yourself, your efforts and the potential for adopting a good, solid, structure to build the business you strive for and dream so that you can generate daily profits.


You are likely to create a MENTAL COLLISION, become a business accident or a business waiting to fail because all these strategies are colliding and crashing into each other all at the same time.

Yes… that’s a formula for Very BAD Management.


Again it’s adopting a SCARCITY mindset that believes that you need to absorb everything at once… you need to get it all now!

The fact of the matter is that you can build a SUSTAINABLE business one person at a time. Remember if you’re new to this field it’s best to build the NUTS AND BOLTS of your business one piece at a time.

Otherwise you’re likely to go so fast that you build a business on a faulty foundation because you’re trying to listen to so many voices at once.

The beauty is that taking it in slowly at first creates MOMENTUM and you’ll soon see that each block that is creating your foundation begins to add up in your business very quickly.

So, do not subscribe to everything. If you do not study DIRECTLY from a business mentor then unsubscribe to their TEMPTING email newsletters.

That’s not to say that you can’t follow them.

You can still follow them via the different social media platforms such as Facebook, and Twitter BUT don’t get SUCKED into the scarcity mindset of subscribing to everybody and their brother’s newsletters.

It’s a TRAP and you’re likely to self-sabotage your efforts to create a lucrative income stream.

The idea is to BUILD boundaries in your business and create ways to prioritize your time to help build a PROFITABLE business.

Reduce or better yet clear your inbox…

Go now and unsubscribe to the newsletters that you don’t even read!






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5 Responses to “Massive Newsletter Subscriptions: How To Self-Sabotage Your Ability To Create A Profitable Business?”
  1. Excellent post, and I guess we’ve all been there at some point, many still are. I often go through my lists and unsubscribe from things as I haven’t opened them for an age. It’s easy to get on lists, you might read something useful and think that person may have more helpful ingo, or someone may have been recommended or ended up on a list through a freebie or purchse, either way it’s so easy to get on them and so easy to fill your inbox with stuff you never look at again! I must go and have another look at my inbox, I feel!

    Enjoy the journey.


  2. Thanks Miriam you are so right too much information can give you information overload and before you know it you are running around like a headless chicken.
    You need to learn but by getting lots of different information you will spread yourself too thinly and not master any one strategy and eventually give up because you are not getting the required results.
    I am now going to be looking at my email list and decide which ones I never read.
    Looking forward to your next post.

  3. Laura Morris says:

    Hi Miriam

    Boy you really hit the nail on the head with this one! We are all so overloaded with c-r-a-p in out email boxes, and some of it is literally useless j-u-n-k. I am sure there is a portion that’s worthwhile information, but our time is just too valuable to wade through it all.
    I believe you are right to pick maybe one strong voice that really resonates with you and read her stuff regularly. That’s what I choose to do. I read Abraham-Hicks, because it uplifts me, is short, and I can pass it on to my readers if I want to each day.
    Clutter takes up so much space, and you’re right, dims our vibration so that we don’t have room for positive strong, new and exciting things to be attracted. It feels heavy just talking about it.
    Thanks for the good reminder!!

  4. Even though I am not in NM anymore I can relate to this as a creative especially. Too much information! TMI! I unsubscribed to almost all the marketing, coaching and otherwise ‘this is how you do it’ emails that I was getting about a year ago. I felt like I was being told by everyone that I was doing something wrong. Yes, I was. I was listening to too many people. Often we don’t need another class, another book or another lecture we just need to do the very thing that brings us joy.

  5. Beth Hewitt says:

    Hi Miriam,

    Great post, it is true we try to learn so much from so many and fail to focus on our businesses at all. I admit I am still subscribed to some and I don’t actually dip into them much, unless I am looking for some inspiration for a blog post perhaps.

    I really need to weed them out.

    Beth :)

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