I've realized something in life, in leadership, and in business... opportunities do not multiply because they are seen, they multiply because they are seized!
If you want to make a stunning story by making a difference, are willing to start small, have passion, and are a doer and success generator, there is only one thing left to do: SEIZE OPPORTUNITY!
You can create a spectacular success story and seize opportunities in the following ways:
1. Set yourself apart by being the first to step up.
- Be the first to encourage others
- Be the first to plant seeds of solutions
- Be the first to serve others
- Be the first to solve a problem
- Be the first to call and reach out
- Be the first to help someone
The opportunities are there. Don't retreat or isolate yourself. Open your eyes, recognize them, and seize them.
2. Have the mindset of an entrepreneur.
Don't dismiss ideas and opportunities because you get stuck on "how." Have your first thought as "wow."
"People most often regret the chances they failed to take, not the chances they took and failed."
Entrepreneurs are adventurous risk takers.
3. Network with opportunity seizers.
Don't hang out with business maintainers. Spend your time with aggressive solution-finders—people who are optimistic and on the look-out for opportunities in business and personal growth.
4. Don't get stuck on stupid.
Have you ever kept working on a project that is netting you nothing?
Grant yourself permission to "let go" of pursuits that are yielding little to no return. Right now, there is an opportunity of great value waiting for you to seize. Don't get stuck on stupid! Put your hook where the fish are.
5. Be positive, optimistic, and resilient.
I do believe part of your attraction to others is your attitude. Try to communicate a positive message of possibility. I encourage leaders that this year, this month, and today have the seeds of opportunities for their business, for their family, and for their finances.
My dream is to grow leaders at every level. Grow leaders who see and seize opportunities.
Be intentional this week. Be on the lookout. Seize new opportunities!
Here is to your NEW success!
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The purpose of Leadership Quest is to help professionals develop their personal leadership, vision and emotional intelligence. Everyday I strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life-balance.