“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death” – James F. Brynes
The quote above clearly reflects most people’s disposition towards embracing new opportunities or possibilities. There is an ever lurking tendency to stay locked up in that ‘box’ – staying in the comfort zone. So, rather than taking giant strides to do business in a new way, we stay rooted to what we are used to. But to be successful in business, one has got to open his/her mind to new opportunities.
To ensure this, you will have to take the following steps:
Broaden your scope
Preparation is very key to tapping into a new business opportunity, and one of the best ways to do this, is to broaden your scope. Breaking free from the ‘prison of your mind’ and opening your eyes to the opportunities that are around you. The truth is that opportunities for growth abound all around us; while social media sites are helpful in advertising a brand, a custom mt4 indicator creates room for a profitable trading business and various project management tools help solopreneurs [and entrepreneurs alike] to manage their activities. These possibilities can only benefit one if he/she looks out for them and utilize them optimally
You must have heard this a couple of times – and I will like to add this: ‘… see the big picture’ as Dr. Ben Carson posited in one of his books. The more you think big and envision greater growth prospects, the more probable it would be for you to maximize the new opportunities that you come across while in the line of business. That means you have to make a habit of thinking big – and leave small thinking ‘buried away’ in the recess of the mind – and have a positive mindset to go with it.
Challenge the status quo
That things have been following a particular trend for a long time does not mean it should be left unaltered; you can critically review how things are being done, and work out plans towards making better – a new business opportunity might arise from there.
I will like to end with this quote from Mario Testino: “My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you can create possibilities”.