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A common misconception about working two businesses


This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

For the last 15+ years of my life I have been bouncing back and forth between two completely different businesses in my life. It has kept me stuck and unproductive.

I LOVE both, but I don’t have enough hours in a day to build either profession to the success I would like. The end result is that I am confused, tired, and broke.

I know that I need to decide between them. Leave (for good) one of them, and explode the one I choose into a great success.

I have been in this “place” of indecision for several years now…

Help me to understand and see what I am not seeing so I can make the decision that will move me forward into building a satisfying, productive and successful life and career.

Thank you!

Neagle Code Answer


Thanks so much for your question.

You can’t chase two bunnies.

In simple terms, it means that whatever you focus on will grow. What’s happening right now is that you’re splitting your focus, and consequently, neither business is growing.

In your case, I would recommend that you choose one, and focus 90% of your time and energy on building that specific business. When you have that business up, running and successful, you can then hire people to help you expand, so that you can then focus on the other business.

So in essence you’re not saying you won’t build the second business ever, you’re just saying you’re not going to build it NOW.

There is a common misconception that you can only have one desire.

It’s just simply not true.

Many successful entrepreneurs have several loves and several businesses, but they built each one at a time.

I do have to be honest with you about something though. I sense that there is a hidden fear that is causing you to be indecisive.

• Do you doubt your ability to make money in either of these businesses?

• Are you worried what people will think if you choose one over the other?

• Is there something or someone you will need to let go of if you make a decision?

Get very clear on what the underlying fear is, and then make your decision.

Because you’ve changed your mind many times, you’ll have to be extra committed to honor the decision you’ve made and see it through to success.

Your ego may even create situations to get you to change your mind. These situations are merely illusions.

Remember: Because Spirit gave you the desire; Spirit has also given you the way to step into that desire.



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