Take Advantage Of The Opportunities In Your Business
The headline of a Wall Street Journal article in the Golf Journal section of the weekend edition (February 19-20, 2010) written by John Paul Newport reads: Why Tiger Will Never Dominate Again.
The article goes on to quote the current No. 2 golfer in the world, Martin Kaymer of Germany, who recently competed with Tiger Woods in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. This was the first time Kaymer had played with Tiger in a tournament. Kaymer is quoted as saying: “What impressed me the most was that any time he had a chance to make something happen or make a birdie, he took advantage of it.”
Isn’t that what frequently happens not just when Tiger Woods is playing in a golf tournament but also in other sports events? The other team sees an opportunity to score points and takes advantage of the moment. The Super Bowl is a good example. The Green Bay Packers won the Lombardi Trophy a few weeks ago when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up three turnovers. The Packers took advantage of the mistakes the Steelers, winners of six Super Bowls, made and won the Super Bowl.
It’s also what is often talked about in regard to having success in the stock market or the real estate market. It’s about recognizing the appropriate opportunity and being in a position to be able to take advantage of it when the moment arrives.
Has the moment arrived for your business to take advantage of opportunities that will move your business forward? Perhaps even to dominate the competition? Or is your business not positioned to seize moments of opportunity?
Business people were pummeled day after day just trying to get through the Recession. The resulting economy is still filled with chaos and uncertainty. Even though it will take years for this economy to fully recover there are some signs of life. And what this means to you and your business is: Opportunity.
Because of all the economic business stress these past few years, opportunities that are right in front of you may be missed. Although it is still best to lead your business with caution and awareness, in times like these bold actions are also necessary. Think clearly about any opportunity or risk taken. Weigh the pros and cons. Listen to what your gut tells you. Sometimes what seems best isn’t; and sometimes what doesn’t seem like the best thing to do turns out to be the best strategy.
Don’t leave your business to chance and lost business opportunities.
But if you do miss an opportunity, which is sometimes inevitable in business, learn from it and make sure your company is ready when the next opportunity rolls around.
What’s your next business opportunity? Get in action and make it happen!