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© December 2005 Tony Lawrence

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -- Thomas Edison

"There are no problems, only income opportunities" - Tony Lawrence

Opportunity is work looking for someone to do it. That's true whether it's a pile of leaves in the back yard or something that needs an invention to be created.

The minute you really understand that, you see opportunity everywhere. The "problem" isn't necessarily your income opportunity, but it's someones, and if you think about each one creatively, you might just come up with an idea that can get you a piece of it. If you don't think like that, then it's just another problem, and if it's your problem, it's going to cost you money and time. Maybe it will anyway, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't spend a second or two wondering if there's a way to turn that type of problem to your advantage. If you have this problem, other people do also. What can they do about it? Is there anything better that could be done? How could you benefit from that?

It's that kind of thinking that was the seed for many a successful business or invention.

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Wed Jun 18 09:39:39 2008: 4342   RobRecord

This post has sincerely changed the way I look at work. I used to worry I wasn't entrepreneurial enough.. Now I think I know the secret! Thankyou!!

Are there any other articles on this subject that you recommend?

Wed Jun 18 09:50:10 2008: 4343   TonyLawrence

Yes, click on "Employment" on the left or "Self Employment" under the "Sections" tag.


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