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May 6, 2015 at 12:17 am #991657LucasArthurParticipant
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Sitting at my desk, pondering the endless possibilities in the world of today which incorporates technology, humanity and redefined borders in the business world and the opportunities that are presented to us on a daily basis. Yes, on a daily basis.
It has me wandering, why do some people see the opportunities before them or more to the point what makes these people more receptive to change and the discussions that are unfolding ahead of them to ensure that their eyes are focussed on the next prize?
Is it that they are in search of the opportunity? or is it that they are merely good listeners and able to witness the necessity of new tools and developments in order for the world to progress?
Or, is it that they are abundantly pre-geared to seek the greener grass on the other side of the fence and are willing to stick their neck out to reach it? Others may say that the philosophy of the greener grass is for those uncomfortable in their own surroundings that they are always seeking a new change with an idealism that anything could be better than what they are already doing – as the term is meant to be adapted (i think) – although is it just possible that in the world of entrepreneurship that there truly is greener grass around the corner, just over the fence that one could take advantage of whilst not necessarily abandoning ones existing model?
Taking on new complimentary services to what is already on offer, playing around with new ideas for extra profits or even expanding laterally into areas that run hand in hand with ones existing business? Coming back to the question, what allows people to see these opportunities?
My post is probably going to be attacked by coaches advising they ‘teach’ people this, although can you really teach an individual how to open their eyes if they can not already see the world? I believe you can, i believe that everyone in business today, especially TODAY, that if one makes a conscious effort and focuses on themselves and takes time out of working in their business and dedicates just a little time to development that they can tap into other revenue generating streams.
This could be done over a coffee talking to someone already in your industry that you know, or another similar field or something completely different to discuss what someone else can see. If you are an Accountant, you may see benefits in partnering with finance. If you are a plumber, you may see benefits in partnering with other tradies for kickers or mutual referrals. If you are a web designer, you may be able to focus on form building or SEO to increase revenues. If you are a furniture wholesaler, you may benefit from selling home wares or kitchen wares and the list goes on. But you must invest in your creative and lateral thinking to expand if you feel you need to, and i know most businesses could always benefit from a little extra
Apologies for the long post, its not full of answers and was just a ramble i guess. If anyone got through it all, i commend you and thank you… But the most important message from this post for me, and i hope others, is that if you think the grass is always greener on the other side that there is no reason why you cant merely expand your existing plot and add the new paddock to your portfolio.
Be well and hope you are all prospering in whatever you are trying to achieve today, personally and in business.
JasonMay 6, 2015 at 12:27 am #1182499May 6, 2015 at 12:30 am #1182500LucasArthurParticipant
::bb1, post: 213025, member: 53375 wrote:wow logistics must be a bit quiet today Jason.
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LOL, no mate.. quite busy, just i have been at work since 6am so took some time for myself, as my post suggestsMay 6, 2015 at 12:45 am #1182501::
Ah lucky me I have the day off, as the kids teachers have a curriculum day.
Interesting post though, I look back at my progression through the ages, starting of in Electronics, than IT, than adding Project management to the plot, which were all logical progressions. Than after way to many years to admit to, I did the total 100% tree change to what I am doing now, but am currently slowly adding and building giftware to my current plot, 2 totally unrelated adventures, but its horses for courses..
I think its important for all of us to look at our current plot and see where it can take us.May 6, 2015 at 1:09 am #1182502MissSassyMember
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Hi Jas and love your musings as always….
A business owner can however get caught up in the grass in greener struggle and run away with too many ideas and not have the focus they need to make one work – I see this a lot. Constantly chasing the next big thing without making one thing stick.
You can though as a business owner have several streams of income working well with each other and complementing each other too. Providing what your customers ask for is key
I love that you have hinted to collaboration as a way to expand you paddock, it is a vital part of business that many forget or get caught up thinking everyone is competition. Collaboration can be both personally and professionally rewarding for small business.May 13, 2015 at 9:57 pm #1182503::M.B., post: 213533, member: 66907 wrote:These words got me thinking…
M.B. And what did they get you thinking about, Jason’s threads are often good ones to let your thoughts flowMay 14, 2015 at 5:41 am #1182505AnonymousGuest
::bb1, post: 213541, member: 53375 wrote:M.B. And what did they get you thinking about, Jason’s threads are often good ones to let your thoughts flow
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Sorry Bert. MB was a spammer, and is gone now.
Apologies for the inconvenience,
JayneMay 14, 2015 at 6:01 am #1182506::FS Concierge, post: 213588, member: 2205 wrote:Sorry Bert. MB was a spammer, and is gone now.
Apologies for the inconvenience,
Hi Jayne, Yeah I figured that when I saw his next 10 posts after this one, this was the most sensible one he made I think Have a great day
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