Opportunity Knocks

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Opportunity Knocks - But do you answer?

I had an experience with this that made me realize that I was still

subject to the insecurities that I condemn in most of my posts.

As with all problems, realizing there is one is only the first step.

 

I had been planning on starting my business full time and set

a launch date that gave me the time needed to prepare.

Through a friend I was recommended before launch to provide services

and my immediate reaction was that I am not yet prepared.

 Opportunity Knocks

What exactly made me so unprepared that I would even consider

turning away a potential client in the field that I was trying to break into?

Fear, nothing more, nothing less.

Fear of failure, success or rejection was irrelevant.

The goal is to recognize and overcome it before the chance passes you by.

 

Opportunity Knocks - Do you hear it?

There are endless reasons that we would be oblivious to an opportunity.

The most unfortunate of all is ignorance.

I am not using ignorance to mean uneducated but rather the inability

to see an opportunity even if it lands in your lap.

A complete lack of vision will have you thinking there are no opportunities.

 

In my case I had the opportunity to treat this as a "soft" opening and

refine my sales technique in a friendly environment.

This is much less stressful or damaging than  being

baptized in fire by the general public's harsh analysis.

 

Maybe that is too specific to make my point.

Opportunities are everywhere if you open your eyes.

If you see a demand that has no supply for anything in your vicinity

you can fill that gap easily if you see it first.

 

Let me be clear that beneficial situations and experiences

do not always involve money in the moment.

Growing through opportunities that you have said yes to will always

yield a learning experience that you will appreciate.

 

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Make sure opportunity does not

find you cowering in a corner.

 

 

Make the time to watch and listen to new opportunities.

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Loyalty

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Loyalty - to what?

Defined as a faithfulness to a person, country, group or cause

and the validity of that definition often debated, let us ask why?

You can be loyal to a person who can in return your loyalty.

You can be loyal to an ideal and always act in accordance with it.

The question is why?

 

We need to examine the loyalties we keep and figure out

if they are desirable for our own betterment.

How long would you be loyal and helpful to a friend

that is in a downward spiral and pulling you down with them?

When is it acceptable to abandon your feeling of obligation?

Loyalty

In my opinion, loyalty to an entity that can change is not advised.

Eventually the person, country or group can become the polar opposite

of itself and still demand your allegiance.

If that makes me a traitor then so be it.

I would rather be loyal to the truth or non violence rather than a group

of people who happen to be speaking the truth at the time.

 

Loyalty - Often exploited

Patriotism is a form of loyalty that is exploited by political parties

to instill loyalty to political officers, beliefs and laws.

The truth is the two issues have very little to do with each other

Questioning your patriotism if you disagree with those in authority

is only a mechanism used to rally support.

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Though  it is a minefield of a topic I cannot avoid religion in this context.

In any religion your loyalty is supposed to be to the creator.

However we have all seen examples of prophets using their follower's

loyalty to god to grow loyalty to themselves and their own cause.

 

Feminism, racism and many other mindsets are built on mind games.

We must all try to avoid BLIND loyalty even if there is a principle

that you are completely faithful too.

 

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Make an effort to be loyal to

your own principles and goals!!

 

 

Stop being loyal to antiquated methods of making money and listen to a better option.

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A Brainwashed Society - Example 2

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A Brainwashed Society - Dream Job

Since I began questioning the rules of the business world

I have made a habit of asking questions of others.

This is in an attempt to understand the mindset that

I somehow broke free of unknowingly.

 

One simple question that I usually ask is;

What do you want to do?

I assume that they are not happy in their current job

and have a dream or a goal they would do if they had the choice.

What is the field of work you would be happy in?

What is the career that you plan to settle in?

Originally I was thinking that the old adage

"if you do what you love you will never work another day in your life"

would be the driving force behind the answers I got.

That is until one answer changed my thoughts.

I have only been impressed by one answer to this day.

A young lady said to me "I want to be a landlord ''.

 
A Brainwashed Society - Money making

Schools teach us to choose a profession in which we interested in

to earn a paycheck and we are never presented an alternative.

A LANDLORD DOES NOT WORK A 40 HOUR WORK WEEK!

Obviously she did not get this idea in school but rather in her

personal life she has seen it work and adopted that goal.

A brainwashed society

Granted no student can hope to afford the start up cost of this

business venture without working for a few years.

This is moot because most career goals take ten or more years

of training and experience to achieve anyway.

 

That answer brought it to my attention once again that most

of the population plans to work every day until they are sixty.

Doesn't that sound like what should happen if your plan fails?

A brainwashed society does not produce many entrepreneurs.

 

I am not saying that a land lord does not have to work

but they certainly are not condemned the life that most other are.

Yet this kind of education is non existent.

 

Why are we brainwashed into thinking that the only way

to live is to trade our time for money?

There are many careers available that do not require constant

work to make a substantial amount of money.

 

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Think before you do what everyone else is doing.

 

 

Find a better way to make a living like many others have.

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A Brainwashed Society

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A Brainwashed Society - (Not a conspiracy theory!)

I am not trying to address all the brainwashing that happens

within any society relating to every part of our lives.

The issue I am addressing is our views of success that are obviously

incorrect if we examine the evidence available.

 

I am of the opinion that most of what we accept as true is wrong.

I believe it takes courage to question the accepted norm.

We often ridicule people who think differently,

so we try our best not to be the one being ridiculed.

A brainwashed Society

It is impossible for me to accept what I know to be wrong as the truth

and therefore I am unable to make the choices I am expected to.

 


A Brainwashed Society - Career choice

We often hold on higher esteem an individuals who dress in office attire

than ones who dresses in overalls or safety gear.

WHY?

What is it that makes one more important than the other?

It is definitely not Salary because an entry level engineer is sure

to make more than a data entry clerk.

By those standards, we can also rule out a superior level of education

or technical expertise as the basis for our judgement.

 

I know for a fact that office work does not guarantee good conditions,

but others may have the opinion that there is comfort involved.

I know for a fact that exploitation is just as prevalent,

but others may have the idea that it is less likely.

A brainwashed society

I have a friend who transferred departments within the same

company (factory floor to office) without a change in salary.

Everyone automatically assumed he got a promotion when the fact is,

he is no longer eligible for overtime and therefore earning less.

Yet another reason to avoid envy.

 

Why are we brainwashed into respecting and desiring jobs that

make us dress a certain way based solely on appearances?

Why would WE perpetuate this mindset without taking the time

to think for ourselves and realize it is nonsense?

 

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Make a habit of analysing

the norms that you follow.

 

 

Start your own blog and share your own ideas.

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Avoid Envy

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Avoid envy - You never know

I know this will sound like the advice given to you by every elder

when you were young, but you really shouldn't envy others.

The cliche reason is that you do not know what they have done

to get what they are, or have what they have, and it is true.

 

My version is that people tend to keep appearances to the public.

We never know the hardship and unhappiness that exists in their lives.

Keeping this in mind is a good way to remember that you cannot

know if someone is even worthy of your envy.

Avoid Envy

All the beautiful social media pictures will never show

the family problems lurking in the shadows.

Although a picture is worth a thousand words,

those pictures are staged and speak only to the public.

 

Avoid Envy - The Financial Side

It has been seen repeatedly that the people with the most expensive luxuries

were living in debt for quite a while before being exposed to the public.

Having many luxuries is no longer an indicator of financial status for me.

As far as I am concerned it only means that the person in question is willing

to invest heavily in your comfort and appearance.

That is something very different than having alot available to invest.

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Money does not bring happiness, even though it helps.

Never assume that someone who who is financially

accomplished is automatically happier than you.

It is quite likely that this person may envy a part of your life

that you give very little though and take for granted.

 

Financial envy and the appearance of financial superiority are tools

that many companies use to make the public loose sight of what is important.

Ethics, responsibility and peace of mind should never

be sacrificed in the pursuit of impressing people.

 

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Do not envy the success of others,

Make Your Own!

 

P.S. Take a look at the possibilities available to us all, it amy be more than you are dreaming.

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