Opportunities – AKA The Road Less Traveled
“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how do it later.” ~Richard Branson
“Look, If you had, one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment would you capture it, or just let it slip?” Everyone can identify those lyrics and song by Eminem, but the question is, what do they mean to you? Opportunities are always presenting themselves to us, whether it is to join a mastermind or help a friend on a project. Why do so many of us choose not to join the mastermind or help out the friend? It’s because everyone wants to stay within their own comfort zone. People do not like to push themselves, but remember you are always one conversation away from your next million-dollar deal. Opportunities are what make us grow and if you’re not taking advantage of every opportunity that appears, you are missing out.
About three months ago, an opportunity presented itself to me to join an Entrepreneur Accelerator/Mastermind program with Brandon T Adams. This opportunity is something most college kids would not take advantage of, but I did. I am now business partners with Brandon. I also met my Accelerator co-host, Sabah Ali, through Brandon’s mastermind, and am helping to launch an Amazon Best-Seller book. If I had said no to this opportunity and continue with what I do every semester (go to class, work), nothing in my life would have changed. My mindset is now completely different. I have clarity on my life’s purpose, and that purpose is to add so much value in someone else’s life, it leads to their own success.
An opportunity helps us step outside of our normal daily routine and experience life in a whole new way. I am now writing weekly blogs, starting my own Mastermind Accelerator program and helping launch a best-seller. All of this, because I said yes to one opportunity which crossed my path. I have learned to say yes to a lot of things, knowing they will help me grow. No one should be afraid of change and that’s what opportunities are – a chance to change and step outside the norm. Most people do not realize their true and full capabilities. Only through stepping through your fears, will you realize your true potential.
Change your mindset from “no” to “yes.” Say yes when someone asks you to do something different. You will learn as you go and you will realize that you are capable of so much more. Take every opportunity that comes your way and step outside your comfort zone.