As a primary Orange, my first inclination was to say “Okay, sign me up,” as I could see the advantages of starting a business, including tax benefits, extra income to fix or buy a car, prestige for being in business, and other benefits. What initially piqued my interest was using the products because they delivered the desired effect. I had a chance to sample, feel, smell, and experience the product. I guess for the Oranges, we are more willing than others to jump. Oranges differ in the timing of their jumping off point as some may require shorter or longer lengths, but once that point is reached, an Orange will take action. The key to getting more insight is to examine your decision based upon the influence of your paler colors in addition to your primary color.
Blue is my secondary color and it was touched by the presentation from my sister-in-law. The fact is, the product is a health care one that I would feel comfortable sharing with others. Why? It helps alleviate pain and discomfort in other people’s lives. It provides more harmony, peace, and relaxation. I would have no problem introducing and providing these products or business opportunities to others because the products do what they say they do and they help people. I would feel that I’m making a genuine impact on another person’s life. Plus, the products are natural, organic, and have a low carbon footprint. The key for me to make a decision in my Blue color is helping others and the environment.
My third color is Green and my Green side wanted to check the science behind the product. I am familiar with alternative health concepts because of some issues in my family where mainstream medical practices did not help. I chose to overcome these issues with non-traditional treatment methods. Similar to True Colors, there is a long history of healing associated with these types of products with a more scientific approach developing in the 21st Century. The research is not as extensive as it is with “traditional” medicine, but peer reviewed literature is available to a lesser extent. These products or similar products from other companies were used by 49% of Americans. For business purposes, there is a market with a demand. The demand, I reasoned, is more for those who are open to alternative health concepts, as 69% of the customers of this product are loyalty rewards customers. They are consistently repeat customers. Users credit achieving health success even though many in main stream medical practices have not picked up on this. My Green side required some facts but not an avalanche of them in order for me to make a decision.
I do perceive a hesitancy as my Gold color comes out. Although it is not that strong, I nonetheless have Gold giving me a warning. Is there a need to change? I will need to talk to others to sell the product or to build other business partners. What if I fail? How will my family see me? What will my friends think? This is out of the ordinary and different both in the business plan and product from what my friends know. Maybe I better take it one step at a time since there is so much I do not know? What is my end game and what am I really trying to get out of this venture? Do I really need it or can I get by with what I have been doing? The details involved in making a decision caused me to pause and to question myself.
As I listened to my sister-in-law, I had these four-color voices tugging at me to consider my actions, feelings, thoughts, and the details in making a decision. Each of these aspects of my personality influenced my decision making process at various intensities. I followed my decision making process and understood how my four colors influenced it. Do you follow a similar process? Or, does your primary color act independently for major decisions? I find, for me, that when I’m making major decisions I need aspects of all of my colors reconciled with each other. So what did I do in this situation? With all four colors taken into consideration, I made a full color-spectrum decision. I would ….