Opportunity Continues to Knock
Is opportunity knocking but you don’t answer the door because you are waiting for the doorbell?
Are you waiting for that perfect opportunity which will allow you to say a resounding “Yes” to your dream? Are you looking for a sign that you are on the right path? Do you want to make some changes but don’t know where to start?
What if I were to tell you the perfect opportunity, the sign, or the resources are knocking already?
Let me give you two examples that illustrate this point perfectly.
One. A few years ago I had a friend talk to me about an opportunity to become an affiliate for a particular service as an easy way to earn a bit of extra (and passive) income. My initial investment would be very small and it was totally affordable. Did I jump at this opportunity? No! Why not?
What if this opportunity was presented by someone famous like Robert Allen, Tony Robbins, or Suze Orman? Would this affiliate opportunity have seemed better? I don’t know. But it got me to thinking….
One of my goals is financial freedom and replacing the income from my current J.O.B. Could this have been a step in that direction? If so, how many other opportunities did I miss out on simply because I didn’t have eyes to see or ears to hear because I was afraid, I was uncertain, or the opportunity came from somewhere unexpected?
Two. I was recently presented with a wonderful opportunity to participate in a free Master Mind group which would be facilitated by a master coach and leader. These Master Mind calls were to be held on Monday evenings (yippee, I’m free on Monday evenings) for 90 days. I was so excited about this opportunity and l was more than ready to begin (I even added the dates to my calendar). This was perfect synchronicity because I had been wanting to participate in a Master Mind group.
However, I neglected to listen carefully. I needed to respond that I was interested and wanted to sign up for this Master Mind group by a particular date and I completely missed the date. By the time I did respond, I was too late and the Master Mind group was already full.
You see, our words and actions need to be in alignment.
We say we want something. We want our dreams to come true. We want to experience love and passion. We want more money. We want to feel energized. We want to find our purpose. We want tools to help us transform so we can embrace our greatness and live our brilliance.
Those are our words.
Ahhh, but what about our actions? What excuses do we make? What emails do we lose? What situations come up that distract us? What do we put off and procrastinate about? What offers and opportunities do we pass up because we think we aren’t ready?
If we are left alone with our own internal mind chatter, we have a tendency to stay stuck. We listen to our mind monkeys and we believe them. And we stay comfortable.
But all is not lost. Why? Because opportunity continues to knock (and ring the bell).
Just last week someone I met two years ago contacted me out of the blue and wants to interview me for her “Leading Ladies Leaving Legacies” show and even possibly her Biz-to-Biz program. I could be interviewed twice!
I responded immediately with a resounding YES.
Not only did I hear the knock, but I opened the door.
Maybe I wasn’t 100% committed in the past. Maybe I let fear and doubt stand in the way. But I seem to be different now and willing to take more risks, willing to be seen, willing to be powerful, and willing to claim my wisdom and brilliance.
And the universe is responding to my willingness.
What about you? Are you listening? And more importantly, are you ready to answer the knock?
Say yes to yourself by opening the door when you hear opportunity knocking!
Janet is a transformational coach who helps women move beyond the negative voices in their head so they can unleash their purpose, unmask their self-confidence, and uncover possibilities that they have been blind to. Bottom line: she helps them to stop settling, start experiencing the magic of their dreams again, and live their aligned life.