By Debbie Allen, all rights reserved
“If you prepare yourself, you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears. “ ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Success building opportunities are all around you. Sometimes you see them and sometimes you don’t. The difference between a successful self-promoter and someone that lacks the skills, is that they have better eyesight. They see the opportunities while others let them pass right by, going completely unnoticed.
To improve your opportunity awareness and eyesight, you must be active in seeking out opportunities for your growth and success every day. Stay open-minded to the possibilities. This skill and awareness must be with you at all times.
What is an opportunity?
A chance, a break, an occasion for celebration. To refer to a favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances. Chance often implies an opportunity that arises through luck or by accident.
Often successful people hear the words – You are so lucky, everything you touch turns to gold! While the less fortunate feel that they will never get a lucky break. In addition, they feel that they will never be as successful unless they win the lotto. The lotto may not be a very realistic option, but having opportunities in front of you for success and happiness are.
If you feel you will never be successful or will ever get that lucky break, unfortunately you are right. Success and opportunity seeking begins with a positive state of mind and a strong belief system in yourself and your abilities.
Your first big break may need to come from inside of you. We all can be hard on ourselves at times and can tend to distrust our own true abilities to succeed. As we begin to trust ourselves personally and magnify our beliefs, we tend to open ourselves up to an endless stream of opportunities.
With successful opportunities come risk. To be truly successful you will have to take chances and risks along the way. Don’t worry about failing, failure is just a lesson you needed to learn along that journey. Learn from your mistakes, pick yourself up and move on again.
“Those things that don’t kill us make us strong.” ~ Anonymous
Another awareness for seeking opportunities is to know that they often come in disguise. You may not notice them because they don’t fit into your business focus or planned goals at the time. Begin to become more aware of those hidden opportunities that your competition may be missing.
Five Steps Towards Your Next Successful Opportunity:
1) Build a stronger opportunity awareness around you.
2) Trust in yourself, your beliefs and abilities.
3) Take risks and ACT upon great opportunities.
4) If you fail, pick yourself up and move on.
5) Be aware of opportunities in disguise.
Debbie Allen is an international professional speaker, business consultant and author of Confessions of Shameless series of books. As a marketing and retail business expert, Debbie has presented to thousands from around the world. To sign up for Debbie’s free online newsletters, learn about her exclusive Power Marketing Membership or to book her to present at your next meeting contact her through her Web site at http://www.DebbieAllen.com or directly at 800-359-4544.