Why Opportunity Should Scare You

Opportunity
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When an opportunity presents itself, are you scared? Can you accept the risk? Should you accept the risk?

The answer depends on you. But without risk, there is no success.

Opportunity should scare you. If it doesn’t, maybe it’s not really something you should pursue. There is no success without risk. Every “successful” person has taken risks.

Every business is a risk.

Artists take risks every day. It’s called experimentation. It’s trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. But the key is to not let that fear of risk hold you back. Creativity is risky.

That’s the fun part.

Unleash The Creative Opportunist

Each of us has what I call the inner creative opportunist. It doesn’t sound catchy, but each of us is looking for opportunities to show how creative we are.

We are opportunists. Our creativity needs it. Our inner risk-taker wants those moments to let loose. I see designs and art every day. It’s as if the proverbial light-bulb goes off. The little voice in my head says “you can make that.”

It’s an opportunity. It’s a risk. Too many times what I think I can make doesn’t quite work out.

Not to mention, my inner introvert competes with my inner risk-taker. Do you know that feeling?

There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. But don’t stop yourself from taking artistic risk. If you let yourself be intimidated by risks, you will not grow and learn.

This applies to anything, not just art. Business, writing, exercise (well be careful with the exercise), but risks are everywhere. So are successes. Writing this blog is a huge risk. Every time I write, I put myself out there and who knows what others would say. But that’s part of the fun.

Wrap Up

When an opportunity presents itself, look at the risks, but don’t hold yourself back. Don’t let fear of failure keep you from achieving success. Focus on what your goal is and let your passion take you down your path.

If you hit a bump in the road, learn and overcome. Unleash your potential.

What risks have you taken that succeeded? What risks failed? What did you learn?

 

5 Daily Habits That Boost Your Creativity And Health

Are your daily habits holding your creativity back? Do you try to be creative each day? Can you focus your energy on your creative projects?

It’s not always easy. Creativity needs a daily routine. Finding creative success is about building good, daily habits.

You need to foster habits that you are comfortable with and fit into your personality. These habits become foundations for your daily routine and impact your overall health. Imagine practicing habits that not only improve your creativity but keep you healthy too!

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Do This One Thing To Make Your Life Better

Life
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Life is what you make it, right? If I told you there is one thing you can do this week to make your life permanently better, how much would it be worth to you?

Would you pay $1000.00? $1500.00? Is there no price? What I’m about to tell you is something each of us can do and it’s free!  Continue reading “Do This One Thing To Make Your Life Better”

How To Keep A Positive Attitude At Work

Positive Attitude

Let’s face it, work sucks. For those of us who punch a clock each day, work can feel like a scene from Office Space.

If you have a career or day job that you truly enjoy, then kudos. For the rest of you, staying positive on a day-to-day basis is challenging, stressful, and exhausting. There’s simply not enough coffee in the break room to get you through.

The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to give you three simple ways to motivate yourself to stay positive and productive on a daily basis. Don’t let yourself feel like Peter Gibbons and that pesky memo.

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Why A Flower Brings You Happiness

Happiness

He stood in front of the weathered gazebo. The overcast sky, heavy with moisture. A friar stood with him. A best man, a brother, anxiously waited. Loved ones gathered. Happy, joyous. Relieved the skies held their drops.
The music radiated from hidden speakers. A flower girl accompanied by an energetically bored ring-bearer came down the aisle. Pink petals fluttered in the gentle breeze.
One, two, three couples proceeded down the aisle followed by her, the one we all came to see.
The pink petals laid on the runner. Bouquets filled with vibrant hues of purple and pink. Contrasting against the gray sky. A celebration of love. A union between two hearts. Together they were one.

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