Thursday, October 27, 2011
stop waiting for THE opportunity, the one you have IS the opportunity
(the job that will make us a household name like Windex or Brillo or ... uh, wait, not them, like Martha, yeah that's better like Martha or the project that will keep us busy with something challenging for awhile)
the problem with waiting is that it leaves us ... well, waiting. It is a pretty reactive place to be.
And I am not talking about going out and making it happen in this post
(although yes, we do have to do that sometimes, although maybe not as often as you might think)
but about just taking the job that you have in your hand, the one that you have done before, the one that you could do in your sleep, the one that is on your work table right now and making that job THE job.
Get out of that ego place that tells us that we are not doing enough - be joyful about that bird in hand.
*bird in the hand print by Tammy Olson
NOTE - I wrote this post several weeks ago and for some reason never posted it. I pulled it out today because I still feel it is valid and timely and hope someone will resonate with it.
The truth for me these days, is that there are so many bigger things going on in the world that talking about business right now feels very small potatoes
(as my grandma would have said - sniffle)
and I feel a certain sense of disconnect with it. At least in terms of posting about growing our businesses - what I really want to be writing about is this incredible opportunity we have as creators to be helping the world evolve into something better ... and maybe I will ....