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The Key To Creating More Opportunities For Yourself.

August 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comWe would all love to be inundated with amazing opportunities, wouldn’t we? However, most people dream of them and then do nothing to make them happen. You just can’t expect somebody to come knocking on your door with an opportunity or 6 for you if you aren’t doing anything different. You have to set out to create these opportunities for yourself. There are a ton of resources out there, and you need to be resourceful about the steps you take. So, with that in mind, here are some pointers. If you start doing these things, you’ll definitely get more opportunities!

Know Yourself

If you want to create more opportunities for yourself, the first thing you need to do is know yourself. Know what your strengths are, and know what you’re not so great at. Then, make sure you work on your weaknesses. You don’t need to become the best at everything, but knowing yourself is the key to success in pretty much anything. Knowing why we do things, why we want certain things, and figuring out how we tick will help you to go such a long way. Once you know yourself, you can begin to figure out what’s holding you back – it might be a limiting belief, or a bad habit that you’re indulging in each day. You can begin to slowly break these bad habits and patterns and work towards being the best version of yourself.

Network Both Online And Offline

If you want opportunities, this means you want to meet people who can bring them to you. Most of the time, it’s not what you know, but who you know. This means you need to widen your circle and be open to meeting new people. Start networking both online and offline for the best results, Give your business card out and leave it in places you think your audience may find it. Go to events and introduce yourself to people. Maybe even speak at these events. Use online platforms like LinkedIn to socialize too, meeting people in your industry. You never know what opportunities may come your way when you’re proactive about this kind of thing.

Focus On Your Personal Growth And Development

Put a huge focus on your personal growth and development to create more opportunities for yourself. This doesn’t mean you have to start getting as many qualifications as possible, although they can help. It just means working on your weaknesses, as mentioned before, and never stopping the learning process. If you do feel that qualifications would help you, make sure you know what to look for in an online education program if that sort of learning environment will suit you best. Online learning suits many people, as they can continue to work around their studies.

You can focus on your personal growth and development in many areas of your life. You can improve your health and fitness by exercising regularly. You can enhance your spirituality by meditating. You can read many books. Make sure the growth never stops. There’s always something new to learn, so make sure you become a seeker of information. Don’t just take this information and do nothing with it, though. If you can, take action on what you’ve learned!

Create Content

Content creation is a brilliant way to create opportunities for yourself by becoming ‘seen’ in the online world. You can create content by sharing attractive images on Instagram, creating video blogs for your audience, and by writing content on a blog. You can even do all of these things at once to create a bigger impact. You can collaborate with other content creators too. Whatever you do, make sure your content is branded well and that it’s consistent across each platform. It helps to come up with a speciality or theme, but it doesn’t have to be this way. What’s important is that you’re consistent and you know what makes great content.

It doesn’t even have to cost anything to start a blog. There are many free platforms you can use, it’s just up to you whether you’d like to start out with a more professional design. You may need to invest in a few pieces of equipment before you can start a vlog, but if you want to make a serious go of this, you need to be prepared to invest in the right materials. You may not start receiving more opportunities right away, which is why quality and consistency is crucial. Eventually, you may have more people coming to you for consultancy services, web design, or even offering you sponsorship opportunities and such.

Tell People What You Want

Nobody is going to come up to you and give you all of these incredible opportunities if you don’t tell people what you want. You want a promotion but your boss doesn’t even know you want one? Good luck! Be proactive and take it upon yourself to set up a meeting with some pointers on why you think you deserve this promotion. If you talk about the things you want to achieve and where you want to go, you might just end up being introduced to people who can help to make that happen.

Be Passionate In Everything You Do

Never be anything less than passionate about what you want to achieve and what you’re doing. When you feel excited and passionate about something, you will have a much better time at making it happen. That’s because this kind of emotion helps to create energy, and when that energy is flowing you’ll see the magic happen! Just listen to Tony Robbins and you’ll learn all you need to know about energy and how it creates motion in different areas of your life. You should never do anything because you think you’ll make more money, or in other words, for the wrong reasons. Instead, you need to do things because you’re passionate about them and you feel you could make a difference.

Take Baby Steps In The Right Direction

Many people fail to take any steps towards anything at all because they think of the various steps they’ll have to take and it all seems like way too much work. Don’t think about this. Much of it is simply taking a small step in the right direction, and going from there. Making any small movement is better than doing nothing at all because you’re paralysed by fear. The more you do this, the more confidence you’ll build, and eventually you’ll be much closer to where you want to be. Let’s say you want to start a blog. You could simply buy your domain name. Then you could look for the right theme. Taking it steady and doing it one thing at a time is the best way to go about things if you want to see them through.

If something happens that knocks you back, just think of it as life trying to show you another way or direction. Don’t see it as a failure, or a reason to give up!

If you want to create more opportunities for yourself, you can’t simply wait for them to come knocking. You have to go out and be proactive, creating these opportunities for yourself. It is possible, wherever you’re at in life now. Your mindset and attitude towards it is absolutely everything! Make sure you study those who lead the type of life you want to lead, and do what they do and don’t do what they don’t do. However, always be authentically you. You’ll get somewhere!

Staff Writer; Calvin Love


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