People often say to me “you were in the right place at the right time” or “you are so lucky to have such a great career”.
Coincidence and luck has not played a part in my success.
Hard work, persistence and seizing opportunities has.
Comments like “There isn’t room for growth”, “they will never consider me, I’m a girl”, “If I was given the opportunity I would be great” are all excuses and the sooner you start realising YOU are your only barrier the sooner you will be successful.
When people ask me how I got to where I am today my short answer is opportunities. I was never “given” opportunities I found them. Where you see a task I see an opportunity. Example your boss calls and says “I hate to ask this but I’m stuck in this meeting, can you please grab my kids from school” you say yes and you do the task but deep down you are scathing about it, this is not my job, why am I even doing this, he always treats me like this. What if for just 1 moment you saw it differently? You saw it as, wow this is an amazing opportunity my boss trusts me with her kids.
Imagine if you managed to turn 5 “tasks” a week into opportunities. Go on, right now, think about it. Think of 5 times last week something could have been an opportunity. I want you to write them down, is it too late, can some of these still be turned into an opportunity? Did you say no when you should have said yes?
If I listened to every negative thought that came into my head or every time my friends and family said I was dreaming, I would be stuck in a job working for a woman who has 0 business sense and told me, to my face, that I was worth nothing. You are responsible for you, you make the decisions and you live with the consequences.
We talk about risk or the “what if”, but we never consider the “what if you don’t do it” or the risk if you don’t do it. We never consider the opposite risks, why because we are programed to be our worst critics and our brains prefer to focus on the negative.
It’s not as easy for some as it is for others but I PROMISE you if you can change your mindset to see opportunities my way you will fast track your business or career and will be living the life you were born to live.