How I LOVE being online in my business! The freedom to take it with me no matter where I go … The ability to reach my market anywhere in the world, instead of in my own back yard … The joy of connecting with yummy people all over the world! etc., etc.
It was almost 9 years ago when I first learned that this was possible. It was 2008, and I was giving a love-offering workshop at my local Unity church. A young woman attending my workshop came up to me after I’d passed the basket around and collected $2, $5, $3 per person, and said:
You know, you don’t have to do it this way.
You can do your business online.
That moment changed my life. It changed my business. Because there was a new way that was possible. You know that saying…
When God closes one door,
she opens a window.
How completely true!
So I began the process of learning how to do my business online. It’s gotten easier an easier as time goes by.
Mostly. But there are times…
Like last week, when I sent out the Divine Daily to you. My list service provider let me know that I was reaching my limit of emails for the month.
Well, heck. The month was barely 2/3 of the way through! I still had LOTS of emails I needed to send.
What to do, what to do?
Okie dokie then. Upgrade it is. For another $100/month, they would allow me to send more emails! 😉
I upgraded, and then my team and I went to work organizing my lists.
Then on Wednesday of this week, I got another notice. “You’re reaching your limit of emails. You’ll need to upgrade again.”
WHAT? I’m at the highest level they offer! And I had at least one email I needed to send before month’s end (today)! So, I didn’t send out a Divine Daily yesterday, because I was trying to avoid overage charges.
I decided today that I’m sending this, but…
It’s time to break up with my list service provider.
I’ve been in a love-hate relationship with them for the last year or so, and it’s clear that they now cannot support me where I want to go.
How do you know when it’s time
to break up with service providers
in your business?
When they can no longer support the needs of your business. It’s that simple. (And that complicated, sorry.)
I like sending these emails out. But I don’t like getting charged tons of extra money to be able to communicate with you! Nor, in my mind, should I. They are a list service provider, for goodness’ sake! That’s what they do!
While they’ve worked effectively for my business for years, they aren’t any longer. My business has grown and my commitments have grown and changed, and…
I want something that will support
where I’m going, not where I’ve been.
It’s time to put on my big girl panties, and go get what I need.
You, too, right?
Your Divine Questions:
Where in your business (or your life) do you need to put on your big girl panties? And…