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April 5, 2010

Inspired to Succeed: The real reason you’re not where you want to be

Are you thrilled by the incredible opportunities available to you now?


Can you believe your good fortune to be looking for work or business at this incredible moment in time?

No??? Why not?

Do you believe there is abundant opportunity out there? (It’s there.)

Do you know what problems you and/or your company solve for others?

Are you clear about the value of what you have to offer?

If you’re not where you want to be, it’s not you. It’s not your abilities. It’s not your value.

It’s your thinking.

Where is your mindset getting in the way of seeing opportunities that are right in front of you?

Here’s what I notice:

People who think they’re going to have to settle for less, do.

People who think they are worth more, earn more and go farther.

People who think they have a problem, have one.

People who don’t, don’t.

People who think there are no opportunities out there are having a hard time of it.

People who think there must be opportunities out there, find them.

People who freak themselves out about the economy put their attention on what is wrong and on what might go wrong. They make their decisions from fear. They can’t simultaneously see incredible possibilities right in front of their businesses, right in front of their search for work.

Here’s what you can do to change your pattern:

  1. Expect opportunity. It may seem overly simple, but trust me: Our mindsets are powerful blinders. When we look where there is no opportunity, that’s what we see. When we expect to see opportunity, it’s amazing how it appears right before us.
  2. Be creative. Ask yourself how it might be possible for you to get that opportunity. Break some rules (respectfully and sanely and legally, of course). Find your own path. To paraphrase Albert Einstein: we can’t get out of the problem using the same thinking that got us into it.
  3. Stick to it. The only way to fail is to give up. Keep looking for the opportunity and keep being creative about how to get it. Sooner or later it pays off, usually sooner. Think about it. What’s your other choice? To stick with your panic and negative thinking? What good does that do you?
  4. Talk to me. I have a gift and some powerful tools for getting leaders and aspiring leaders thinking in ways that make them successful. If you’re stuck in negative thinking, email me at sharon.rich@leadershipincorporated.biz and let’s set up a time to talk about how I might help you turn it around.
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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks…i guess i have some work i need to go tackle.

    Comment by francis — August 22, 2010 @ 1:01 pm | Reply


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