Saturday, January 23, 2010

Looking For A Job vs Creating An Opportunity

"Luck is preparation meeting opportunity." - Oprah Winfrey

If you are like many people today, you may have recently lost your job, may be wondering how long you will keep your job in a company whose future is uncertain or may be trying to create your own dream job, tired of working in a passionless career for someone else.

Chris Gardner, Think Big Kansas City's 2010 keynote speaker, talks about the difference between looking for a job versus creating an opportunity. YOUR opportunity. An opportunity to take your passion and skills and create a new future based on doing what you love and what you are truly able to do. But you must be prepared to pay the price.

If you think that some people are luckier than others when it comes to jobs, careers and satisfaction (and life), then you may be right but for the wrong reasons. There is no substitute for hard work. But if you are well prepared to take advantage of opportunity when it comes along, then you too can seize your future. You can join the "lucky" people who are one their way to creating the life they dream of - and are willing to work hard to attain!

Are you well prepared?

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