Tag Archives: opportunity

Video. It's a massive opportunity.

January 17th, 2011

Check out the most viewed videos on YouTube.

Do you think you could do better?

Probably. Actually most likely.

It surprises me (it really does) that more people don’t take advantage of this. Especially super high value content. Extra tid bits for tv shows, behind the scenes for upcoming movies, studio sessions for bands, product demos. Give it a go now.

(after I wrote this the Jesters popped up, an Australian tv show sharing full episodes online, for free – now I want more!)

No matter what, don't do nothing.

April 27th, 2010

Seth talks about the paralysis of unlimited opportunity.

He couldn’t be more right.

It’s easy to get sucked into the buzz of opportunity.  There is so so much opportunity.  The horizons are unlimited.

However that can be just as paralysing.

Which way do I go when I can go anywhere?

If it is [paralysing].  As Seth says, create artificial limits and most importantly don’t do nothing.

Doing nothing is the complete opposite buzz kill.  The more you do, the more opportunities you create.

(Note: See previous post Success formula for next decade. The fastest learner (and applicator) wins.)

Marketers should learn from this…

So should entrepreneurs…

Actually just everyone should.  But those groups in particular!

Making opportunities and running in thunderstorms

April 8th, 2010

You have to know opportunity when it knocks, what it looks like (it looks like a challenge). Often it’s fun that looks like a challenge or a challenge that looks like fun.

You have to be prepared for it, opportunity is like going for a run between breaks in a thunderstorm, you watch for the opportunity, you know what it looks like but you have your running gear on.

You have to seize it, quick. Again YOU. That’s ‘your opportunity uncovered’ so attack.

Simple. Not hard.

How do you get better at making and seizing opportunities? Plan for hundreds of opportunities.

List all the stuff you want to do (it’s no co-incidence that Bill Gates plans a decade ahead and is able to seize the opportunities that allow him to complete them). And prepare for them.

The more you seize the more you learn to ignore that nagging voice inside which stops you, slows you down and really is the reason you can’t sleep at night.

Doing stuff can be as frictionless or as tough as you want it. You just need to refine that ability to push through and do what needs to get done.

In short you make opportunities through the three p’s: Planning, Preparing and Pouncing.


Photo Credit: Jijis008

Fundamental Assumptions

May 14th, 2009

Fundamental Assumptions are what I question almost everyday.  

So what if it’s always been done that way, doesn’t mean we should continue.

Things change.

What I find is that going to the complete opposite yields not only greater understanding but the opportunity to tackle a problem in a way that hasn’t been attempted before.

Also no one else is doing it… which means you should at least give it a shot.

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