Hello! It’s me KayJay! And it’s time to Slay Monday! “When opportunity knocks, don’t let fear hold you back. Open the door and embrace the opportunity that has come forth.”-author unknown
I would like to say that my brothers and I were always taught to humble. Sit down! Be humble! But I truly believe we missed a part of what our parents were trying to tell us, which was ...however, don’t forget about YOU! I think throughout my entire life I have always tried to push others to the forefront, never thinking about talking about myself or pushing myself in front of the came, so to speak. Raise your hand if your guilty of doing this!
Ok, so now that we’ve all confessed, what do you do this go round when “opportunity knocks!” Sometimes throughout our journey as professionals (conventional and unconventional) we tend to get “stuck” and start asking ourselves; “what next?” “What am I supposed to be doing?” “What’s my purpose?” I think we all hit this plateau at some point in our career where we feel this way, so what’s the key to this? Which, this takes us back to last week’s topic “maximize” on on the opportunities we’ve been given. This all lies in our ability to capitalize on opportunities no matter how they present themselves. So, are you prepared? If not below you will find some preparation tips, after that it is up to you to capitalize.
1. Mingling isn’t just for singles…: Going to the club, or speed dating is normally for singles. You don’t see these singles sitting on the couch waiting on the next opportunity to happen, and neither can you. It may be times where you don’t want to be a part of certain meetings, or projects. But it is imperative that you become involved in organizational meetings or even events that involve your niche, and/or your company's niche.
2. Do you have your elevator pitch?: Question…? If you were ever approached by the CEO of the company, or a possible angel investor would you be able to pitch a homerun to this person? If you’re not sure,then it’s time to get it together. Always be ready to grab those opportunities; you will need 60 seconds or less to describe what you do.
3. Open the door…: Don’t be so humble that you miss out on what was truly meant for you. When you hear the knock at the front door don’t let fear take over, and tell you what you can and can’t do. March into your purpose knowing that everything you set out to do has now been presented to you, and if you don’t open that door.
So, what’s your plan? Will you take stop being so humble that you miss out on your purpose and opportunity, time and time again. Or, will you “maximize” and capitalize on your opportunities? Make this Monday be your Monday of first, but remember that second is always best when you tweak it to be your Best, as coming second.
“Find your Project to be Purposeful and then make your Passion your business.”