How to make the most of opportunties

I have spent a lot of time with business owners and am one myself and have come across many different opportunities… I have got into some opportunities and watched as other business owners got into some opportunities.

Some of the opportunities have worked and some have turned out to be not so good.  There have also been times where there has been a very good opportunity that I didn’t see and just let it pass by.

There is a strategy about opportunities, how to recognize the good ones and what to do when one comes up.

And…opportunities sometimes come when you least expect them!

The $10 Digital Marketing Agency Startup

The world of marketing is still changing over into digital marketing.  Now is a great time to start your own digital media marketing agency.

One of the top marketing influencers has put together a book with a step by step information on how to start your digital marketing agency for $10.

 

Automatically post to your social media accounts from a blog post

One of the most important things in marketing is to get your message out to as many people as possible.  Being as most people are online using social media to consume, getting your message out on the social media platforms is very important.

Below is a video about how to get your blog posts automatically posted to social media each and every time you post, without even having to thing about it.  This is one of those things were the leverage is infinite being as it does not take any of your time and it does not cost money to do it.

Compliments of Decato Agency, London Ontairo.

Take a look below:

People do not resist this

Its a Sunday in London Ontario and I am taking a day to myself to get myself organized for the week and also tend to my goose, which will lay golden eggs.  (7 habits reference lol) btw that is an affiliate link.

After reading the 7 habits book I was most struck by the story about the goose and the golden eggs.  In that essentially if you kill the goose to try and get more golden eggs, you end up getting no eggs at all.

It seems that so many people do this, myself included.  It can be hard to change a habit of not trying to get more out of something in the moment and relax into knowing you will have more the next day and even over the years to come if you take care of the goose instead of destroying it.

So here I am, sitting on my couch, and working on one of my geese (which happens to be this blog).  I admit that at first it was hard to get back into after leaving website stuff for a couple years…but now that I am back into it for a few months it gets easier and easier to sit down and write a blog post.

The other difficult part of blogging is getting used to putting yourself out there because what people will think of what you say can be a scary thing.  This seems to be one of the lessons of growing up… walk into your fears.  It seems like it will actually set me free.  And we all want to live a free life…just achieving it is a scary process, especially if you are going it alone, starting your own business and being responsible for a public win or a public failure.

After going through some amazing times of high achievement (at least for myself at the time) and then taking some pretty big hits and getting knocked down hard, I was sent into pondering and reflection mode for quite some time.  Usually I can easily get back up after a hit and learn the lesson and get back on the horse very quickly.  But the last time was a hit that I had not felt before and a lot of stuff was gone from life in one day.  I had a hard time with it…I was burnt out when it happened which was part of the recipe for a challenging time.

Now that I have gotten through most of the difficulties I am slowly getting back on track and building geese, one at a time.  Starting over was not easy but it is the way back to getting what I want.

During some of that time I had a few people trying to change me and I was trying to change a few people as well… cause we all thought it would help.  But after reflecting on it all I started to realize that you can’t change people (i think i knew this, but didn’t want to accept it actually).

I learned from this about changing people:

People do not resist change, they resist being changed. David Loney

People do not resist change, they resist being changed.

David Loney

Do the things that will..

Do the things that will produce results.

I have had conversations with some people that I did not like there behavior and essentially told a relating story where they could connect the dots themselves and not be hurt or feel a criticism and thought they understood the message.   Sometimes I have spent 8 hours talking with someone about an issue…. Only later to find out they did something similar that kind of proved they did not understand or take seriously the message.

So, once I spent a day talking about it, and then it happened again, I was only even more frustrated because they didn’t get the message, I felt like I was lied too.  Sometimes it seems like they just thought they could say the right things and smooth it over and I would “get over it”.  Meanwhile it seems like they really just thought “wow, he is upset so I better be nice for a while or I will be in a lot of trouble”.  And when they did that, they didn’t really pay attention to what I was saying… they were just paying attention to their own emotions of “I might loose this relationship if I don’t make things better right now”.

And then, something similar happens again… almost like they couldn’t help it.  And I am shocked… and left thinking wow, this person does not understand relationships or take what people have to say seriously at all.  They are kinda in their own world and is not capable to integrating with other people…because they will hurt them.

The video below answers a bunch of questions about this…including what to do about being in a relationship with a manipulator.

To get a better undrestanding of this stuff… Dr. George Simon has written a book (an affiliate link to the book is below)

What does it mean when people say you are smart? Find out here

In my childhood…I would say things and people would often comment that I was “smart”.  In my teens they said the same thing, and I was even sent to a gifted program at another public school to try out the gifted class for 2 days.

Having people call me smart was a reoccurring theme and even recently in my adult life I have people call me smart.  I could not really understand why I get that comment so much because to me its just obvious…but I still needed the answer.

And then, in this video of Eban Pagan…he starts to fill in the answer about 25 minutes in… (take a look)