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ad 4) lack of proper communication - a couple of examples to get feeling: a) you receive a reasonable email offer, you reply and that's it - no response b) you come across an interesting service or product on a website, you contact webmaster for more info, and again, no response c) or you receive a response but it's clear that person just replies without reading your mail at all d) correspondence containing bad language, no structure, no names, no facts, you don't know why person writes you, just advertising.
ad 5) misleading information - eg if someone promises something free to you but you've got to pay a membership fee or any other cost to get it.
ad 6) hype advertising - as soon as you see an ad or receive an email promoting hype or scam you know that you're not dealing with a proper business professional, so it's a waste of time for you to start a co-operation.
The above are just little examples occurring in thousands every day. And now you're asking how to cope, what to do to avoid it and to protect yourself, your time and your business.
The only way to go is to develop your sense to know at once, as soon as you come across such an item.
How to learn: experience is answer. Learn, read, apply, test, take your time to study, listen to others, learn from others, stop your chaotic run from one opportunity to another, don't think you miss something if you stop for a day, a week, a couple of months and study and grow. The vital point is to read, and to learn how to read: once you utter you have no time to read, you're finished. The real start is to grow yourself into a true entrepreneur, and you can't without reading and studying. It needs a complete change in thinking, in attitudes, in life values, responsibilities, discipline.
An entrepreneur is not a person making a few bucks for a couple of months without working, but who is able to work hard, to accept risks, to be responsible for himself, for his business in good and bad, for people dependent on him, to develop and accept lifestyle he imagines, and support it and retain it not for a couple of years but for a couple of generations. An entrepreurship is not a seasonal job, it's not a job at all, it's not a business opportunity, it's a lifestyle, a specific way of thinking, it's ability to accept obligations, hard work, discipline - bigger and tougher, higher lifestyle you want to have for yourself and your people, not only your family.
The good news is that it's not necessary to be born an entrepreneur (though it's much easier if you are) but you can grow yourself into one. And other good news is that good, real opportunities will always be around because true entrepreneurs invent them all time, and as soon as you grow into a real, professional, a true entrepreneur, you will discover your own inventiveness, you will be able to develop your own ideas into opportunities for yourself and people you want to help to achieve what they imagine for themselves.
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