Occasionally when opportunity knocks it is delivered by the local UPS® driver – containing contracts, tickets etc. But unfortunately, it is not as often as we would like it to be. If opportunity always came via a driver in a brown uniform;
- We definitely would always be excited to see the driver no matter the hour.
- We would definitely know that it was an opportunity.
- We would actually pay attention to what was being delivered.
Many times opportunity is disguised or shrouded in casual conversation. With such obvious statements as, “Would you like to go and check out . . . ?” Or the equally noticeable statement of, “Have you seen . . .?” Or one of my all time favorites is, “If you think you can do better. Then you do it!”
- Every Success Multilevel Level Marketer started out by simply accepting an invitation to see or do something.
- I started out my very successful but short Disc Jockey career in 1980 by telling my friend “Fred” his song choice sucked and his song wouldn’t work. I was right, the song wasn’t the right one and people left the dance floor in droves. So in frustration he said, “If you think you can do better. Then you do it!” So I took up the challenge and promptly DJ my first dance which lead me and a few friends into the creation of a company a short time later called “Superstar Music.”
I have to admit Tina is far more astute in seeing the opportunities in the “Would you like to go and check out . . . ?” category than little ole me <Blush> as she is the consummate connector. She is also a little more flexible when it comes to changing of plans.
Big sigh, Yes!, there is room for improvement in my flexibility around plans and schedules. I also can’t beat myself up to much for my inflexibility because in my world, my word is my law and it is my bond. Tina has this as well. Just not as strong as little ole’ me. If I say I am going to do something. I will do it, period even if a different opportunity comes up. She may try to have change her previous commitment. I will keep mine without trying to change it.
Though I easily am able to take the stage and share with 100’s of people. My problem solving style is that of an introvert. I go within first and then eventually I turn outwards if I haven’t solved the issue. Tina’s problem solving style is that of the extravert, she goes outward, asking others first and then goes inwards.
So we often see opportunity differently when Opportunity knocks!
The good thing is when we do see opportunity we both react in pretty much the same way. We run with it full on! We invest our selves fully. It is all or nothing!
How do you respond to Opportunity?
Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away.
– Doug Larson