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But it just can’t be prevented sometimes.
It’s a terrible affliction and there’s no known cure.
Terrie’s not alone. Internet marketers seem to have more “sign-up-itis” than any other segment of the population. I suffered with it for about three years and then it finally went away.
Oddly enough, it started easing up considerably once my bank account was drained. I’m seeing a correlation here, how about you?
In medical/pathological terms (which doctors know a lot about), the suffix “itis” denotes inflammation of an organ (bronchitis; gastritis).
In extended senses, “itis” denotes abnormal states or conditions, excesses, tendencies, obsessions, etc. (telephonitis; baseballitis).
Come to think of it, I believe my friend also has “baseball-itis”. Terrie is really CRAZY about those Yankees!!
Now I want you to be aware that one form of “sign-up-itis” is much more harmful than the other.
The first form is where you sign up for every Free thing that comes down the pike – free ebooks, coupons, teleseminars, ice cream, movie tickets, webinars, surveys, reports, contests, and maybe even toe rings.
In this case, the sign-up-itis involves no pain or discomfort and you’ll probably be okay.
The second form is more serious and may require intervention.
You’ll know you suffer from the second form if you don’t bother to put your credit card back in your wallet and leave it within arm’s reach of your computer keyboard – just in case there’s something to sign up for today.
This form of sign-up-itis can be excruciatingly painful and you must seek treatment right away!
All joking around aside, try your best to only sign up for programs, products, and services that relate to your target market and those that help to move your business forward.
My friend, Terrie, coined the phrase “sign-up-itis” and we like to kid around about it. 🙂
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