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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When Times Were Less Frenetic

22 Sep

Keeping Our Eyes Open To Opportunities

For the past several months, we’ve been visited by a Prairie Falcon, much like this one. He comes, he sits, he preens himself and dodges the blackbirds that object to his presence.

We decided to look it up and, apparently, a visit from a majestic bird such as this is a sign that we should be observant and ever diligently aware of everything going on around us.

I pass along this same message to you.  In a world where governments are in the midst of trying to figure out how to keep afloat, while the 99% is ever diligently bringing the light to corporate strategies and tactics that certainly need to be examined more closely, you and I need to also pay close attention to what we are working through, day to day and moment to moment, ourselves.

The news will report again tonight that the economy is tight, the newest numbers on unemployment are in and they aren’t good, either. There will be plenty of bad news to go around and full-on depression is available to anyone who wants it.

But, think about you, too, and not just about them, because in the final analysis, it will be you that figures out how to make the most of this situation. It might mean putting your creative, innovative thought to use in developing a new idea. Is the world still taking new ideas?  You bet. Go online and watch episodes of “Everyday Edisons” or have a conversation with a Direct Response company that is about to put another new innovative idea on the market in an infomercial. They are busy with new ideas coming in every day. Sure, most of the ideas are never going to get off the ground, but is that any reason to not pursue the dream? In fact, a friend of mine told me that new ideas come to them at a faster rate these days than they have time to work on. In an era where 10% are unemployed, it isn’t just the unemployed who are coming up with all these ideas, but also employed folks who are tired of waiting any longer to go forge their own destiny. Sure, it’s risky. Isn’t everything?

I used to think that my parents had it easier than I do. Then I remembered they came through the Depression and lived through some tough times, only to head from there directly into WW II. Every generation has had its share of challenges and every generation has also given once or twice to the convenient notion that their predecessors had it easier than they do.  It’s not that they had it easier; They had to deal with their challenges and we have to deal with ours.  That’s just the way it is.

I don’t know what is coming down the road, next, but I do believe that whether or not I have a shot at making something good come from it is going to have a lot to do with my attitude.  It will also have a lot to do with how well I remain diligent and ever open to opportunities while I keep working on making me a more capable and better me.

Some things never change, like challenges. I’ll take it.

© 2017 Dave Ribble, Author & Trainer                                                                                                                                                                    The Way of The Conscientious Connector                                                                                                                                                  StandOut Marketing Strategies