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The best Opportunities are the ones you create

Pessimists don’t believe in opportunities. They only see hype and scam (though in many cases they’re not wrong).

We on the other hand, LOVE opportunities. They bring excitement to our lives BUT, it’s often followed by debt leading to despair.

Then we pick ourselves up and jump on the next one. And we find it oh so difficult to stop.

Every day brings more opportunities. Why? In a word: Direction.

We don’t have one. We think we do, but we’re wrong (and underneath our thick entrepreneurial and optimistic skins we know it).

Here’s a question you’ve probably heard many times:

What exactly do you want your life to look like 12 months from now? Not just your business life, your whole life?

Picture it in your mind. Is it clear? Write it down.

No doubt you’ve done this before and are thinking, “yeah well, done that before and it didn’t change a thing!”

And that’s because you didn’t complete it.

So ask yourself this question: How am I going to make it really happen this time?

 

Quentin Pain

Quentin Pain started his first business, a courier company aged 23. He sold it 4 years later and used the profits to start a recording studio. A couple of albums later, he started two software companies, the last one being Accountz, which he grew from zero to 36,000 customers and which is still going strong today. His current company is ProofMEDIA, a specialist digital consulting business focusing on online growth. He's also a published author (including a Dummies title), and has won many awards including the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year in 2013. Quentin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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