Finding The Right Franchise
Whether it’s hamburgers, pizza, telecom, coffee, Internet, muffler parts, or seniors’ services, there are Franchise opportunities available to evaluate. There are great Franchise systems, good Franchise systems, and bad Franchise systems. The challenge is to ask the right questions to find the right system that will fit your goals and dreams. The key is to ask the questions – and listen closely to the responses. Only then can you determine if the Franchise opportunity is the right fit for you. So whether it’s food services like burgers or coffee, professional services like telecom or IT, or manual services like cleaning or oil changes, ask the questions and record the answers.
What’s The Challenge - 2?
Emotional fulfillment must continue be evaluated if you truly wish to make the right decision for yourself. If you have a need to face challenge, as well as growth in your day, you must determine if your job can, or will, provide that challenge. Then determine if a Franchise can meet your need.
In the book titled ‘Trevayne’ by Jonathon Ryder, who is widely held to be a pseudonym for Robert Ludlum, the main character, of the same name as the title, said; “I can’t imagine being dead before I’m President". Sorry to ruin the book for you if you haven’t read it, but he made it. Is there a challenge that you need to meet before there is no more opportunity?
That’s really the question isn’t it? Put in a much bleaker tone, in a song called ‘Where Am I Going’, Gino Vannelli said “Every breath I take is farther from youth and closer to death. " Whoa, that makes me think I shouldn’t be sleeping so much! It also makes me feel that I don’t want the birch leaves falling on me before I find fulfillment.
Being a true follower of Adam Smith, I can’t imagine waking up without the drive to provide some type of supply, in order to meet a market demand. That’s my self-worth. That’s my reason for clouding a mirror. That’s why I believe in the credo we have in our business that ‘Good is the Enemy of Great’.
In your analysis of a Franchise opportunity, determine if it will provide the challenge that you wish was already in your life. If not, then don’t do it. Compare your current situation to the situation you can create for yourself. Some of the related questions include:
- Do you have a general feeling of self-satisfaction?
- Are you happy when you go home at night?
- Are you able to progress up the ladder?
- Are you increasing your knowledge and skills each day?
- Are you growing or static?
- Is there challenge in your life?
- Are you respected for what you do?
- Are you mapping a course to reach your goals, dreams, and desires?
Each question should be answered systematically from the perspective of the job you’re in, the job you could be in, and the business opportunity you are evaluating, to determine which is most likely to get you in flight towards the place you want to be.
If you have trouble shifting your seat to the upright position for take off every morning, you should probably see if there’s a better flight crew to help get you where you really want to go. Perhaps a Franchise is the answer, and perhaps it’s not. However, until you ask these tough questions, and answer them with conviction, you won’t know whether you have the possibility of leaping out of that rut, and over the Chrysler building in a single bound.
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Dennis Schooley is the Founder of Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants, a Professional Services Franchise Company. He writes for publication, as well as for schooleymitchell. blogging.com and franchises. blogging.com, in the subject areas of Franchising, and Technology for the Layman. http://www.schooleymitchell.com, 888-311-6477, email@example.com.