Right Place Right Time
I don’t know how many people have told me someone was successful because they were in the right place at the right time. I’m going to tell you that you already know the right people, and you are in the right place at the right time. You can take advantage of opportunities to grow your business and career.
Every one of my clients, and every participant in my seminars and workshops, come to me with different experiences, individual lives, and unique circumstances. They have all been through a series of events that lead them to where they are at this moment. For all intents and purposes, they were destined to be where they are right now, hearing that message. It’s just a matter of what they do after the seminar, or training session that will improve their results. Being in the right place at the right time is all a matter of perspective.
My previous client was an ambitious guy wanting to make an impact in his organization. However, he thought he had to wait his turn and pay his dues before he could be in that situation. What he learned as we started working together is that he no longer had to grind out the same results. He’d become competent in his current role and it was time for him to grow.
When he realized this, he started looking around for opportunities to grow. Sure enough, with a fresh outlook, he found a leadership position he was really interested in. Ironically, these leadership positions he saw weren’t new, and they had been available for a while, but he wasn’t looking for them, so he wasn’t aware of them. You should always be on the lookout for opportunities. They are there, you just need to pay attention.
Just because the opportunity is there, and you are aware of it, doesn’t mean that you will automatically be able to take advantage of it. There might be a variety of reasons you can’t take advantage of an opportunity. Perhaps you don’t have the resources or skills needed yet.
This is why you need to be positioning yourself constantly for the next opportunity. Being ideally suited for and capable of doing your job, only makes you perfectly suitable for your current position. Thinking ahead to the next job opportunity will help you prepare. When my client became aware of these openings he was able to position himself as a qualified candidate for the job. He collected and demonstrated the pre-requisite skills necessary for the position. This is a proper example of being in the right place at the right time. It’s not something that happened to him. He’s not just “lucky”. It’s something he caused to happen.
Go For It!
Now, he had the opportunity and the skills needed to be successful. But, like everything else in life, nobody was just giving him the chance. He had to take the initiative to ask for the job and secure the position. I have seen many people struggle and get discouraged because they won’t make the effort to apply. If the opportunity is right, and you are able to perform, you must GO FOR IT!!!
This Week’s Challenge
Start by identifying the opportunities you need or want in your business. Opportunities that will help you grow. What skills do you need to position yourself to take advantage of the opportunities? If you need help developing the skills or resources, seek that help immediately. Become aware of these opportunities, position yourself and go for it! When you do this, success comes faster and bigger than you ever imagined!
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Quote of the Week
“I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. But many others were also in the same place. The difference was that I took action”
– Bill Gates