Creating Opportunities Using Tools We Already Have
Nothing really seems to echo consistency lately, except the state of our world and its relativity to these two quotes:
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle and “Have a plan, plan to change it.” – unknown
Oftentimes, opportunities don’t create themselves. It’s up to us to set goals and make a plan to achieve those goals… There will be many instances where we must regroup and rethink our plan along the way too, especially now. While a lot of what is happening right now is being handled on a day-to-day basis, having a plan is still possible and we have the power to create opportunities for ourselves. Whether you’re looking to branch out and build a business, find a new job or just curate new friendships… read on for suggestions on how to avoid feeling derailed and unsure of what to do next and instead build that door to opportunity.
Stop Scrolling and Start Connecting
So often we fly through our days and are just bouncing from one item on our to-do to list to another. If we’re not careful we can easily miss big, opportunity-sparking things that are right in front of us. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media during your lunch break, try finding new hashtags to follow. Look for hashtags that reflect your goals, morals and interests. You’re likely to find people who post content that resonates with you. This could lead you to a new adventure or connection.
Take the Next Step
Along with following hashtags, look for some groups to join that can get you out of your comfort zone. It may seem intimidating at first, but most online groups are extremely welcoming and love to have new members join. Once you find groups, make sure you are actively striving to connect with the members. Meeting new people is one of the best ways to start creating opportunities. As the old saying goes, “it is not what you know, but WHO you know”. Take that to heart and start building those connections!
Build Your “Brand”
Business or not, your online presence still has a brand. A brand is simply how something or someone is perceived by others. You do not need to share every detail of your life to create meaningful content, just make sure that WHAT you share has meaning and direction. If you are confident in what you are portraying, people will have a higher view of your value and opinions. When people can see who you are and what you can contribute to their company, workplace or life, they will be more likely to actively reach out to connect with you. Once people see your contributions and worth, you will see an increase in your connections, therefore, leading you down the path to more opportunities.
Learn and Grow
Did anyone ever tell you that there is no such thing as a stupid question? Granted that phrase came about before social media, it still rings (mostly) true today. Do not be afraid to ask questions to learn more about someone’s field or interest. There could be valuable information waiting for you, all you have to do is ask. If this is really outside your comfort zone, take it slow. You don’t need to go all out right away and ask for the secrets of the universe or the job as CEO of someone’s company, but even simple interactions and getting outside your box can have a large impact on your future.
If you are wondering if there is any financial opportunity for you as a homeowner, now is a great time to connect with one of our knowledgeable Mortgage Consultants to discuss your future. Call us today at 952-942-0110 to see how we can open opportunities for you.