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Vikram from Chennai asked:

“How can opportunities be free? Nothing is free in this world.”

 

Well I have good news for you Vikram. Opportunities ARE indeed free. Even the really good ones. For example, how much did Mark Zuckerberg pay for the opportunity to start the world’s largest social network? Nothing. How much did Sunil Mittal pay for the opportunity to start Airtel? Not a penny. How much did Sachin and Binny Bansal pay for the opportunity to start Flipkart? Nothing.

 

Did they have to go to the opportunity shop to buy these opportunities? Of course not. There is no opportunity shop, it doesn’t exist. The fact is, you can’t pay for opportunities even if you want to. So all opportunities are free, and better yet they’re freely available to everybody, including you.

 

Better yet, golden opportunities are like powerful magnets that attract all the money and team you need to build a successful business or career. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, it is true. But of course, there’s a catch.

 

All opportunities are not equal. The best opportunities attract virtually all the resources. Therefore, you have to choose your opportunities very carefully.

What’s the solution? In order to harness the power of opportunity properly, you need to use a proven systematic process. That’s what you’ll find in my book, The Power of Opportunity.

 

Would you like to discover YOUR golden opportunity? You can win a free Opportunity coaching session with me. Go to powerofopportunity.com or click below to register. Don’t miss this opportunity - do it now.

Dhanvi from Mumbai asked:

“How can I think and grow rich?”

 

Many of you may have read Napoleon Hill’s famous book Think and Grow Rich. It’s the largest selling success book in history. But I’m sorry to conclude that Think and Grow Rich simply doesn’t work. It’s not just Dhanvi who has failed to benefit from this book. Reading Think and Grow rich will NOT make you rich. It will just waste your time and money.

 

I bought the book when I was 18 years old and I thought: “Oh, great, now this is the secret to getting rich.” I read the book 3 times, I practiced everything that Napoleon Hill preached. Hill says: “If you have a burning desire to get rich and write down a definite plan for how you’re going to do it, and read it every day, it will come true.” Well, I had MORE than a burning desire to get rich. I was fanatical. And I really believed I could do it. I was on fire.

 

But HOW was I supposed to get rich? I had no idea how to make a definite plan to get rich. And even though I read his book 3 times, I found that Napoleon Hill never explain HOW I was supposed to a definite plan that would work for me. Everyone wants to get rich, but how? Nobody gets rich just because they’re needy or greedy.

And unfortunately, believing in something simply doesn’t make it happen. Think and Grow Rich doesn’t work. But I do have some good news for you, Dhanvi.

 

After three decades of research, I have discovered a process that can help anyone to create success. That’s exactly what you’ll find in my book, The Power of Opportunity. Would you like to discover YOUR golden opportunity? You can win a free Opportunity coaching session with me. Go to powerofopportunity.com or click below to register. Don’t miss this opportunity - do it now.

Sangeeta from Ahmedabad asked:

“Why do I need to use a process for opportunity?”

 

Let’s say you had a headache that just wouldn’t go away. You took Crocin and other pain relievers, but nothing seemed to work. Finally you go to a doctor. As soon as you sit down in his office, without any examination he writes a prescription for you and says, “go buy these pills. My fee will be 500 rupees.” How would you react? Wouldn’t you ask: “How are you so sure about this diagnosis? Don’t you need to examine me? Don’t you need blood tests? How about an MRI?”

 

In other words, you would want your doctor to go through a systematic process of examination before reaching a diagnosis, wouldn’t you?  If you needed an operation, would you choose a surgeon who doesn’t follow a proven process, who just makes it up as he goes along? Of course not.

 

Would you run a factory without systematic processes? Never. Would you choose a wealth manager who uses a blindfolded monkey to pick stocks for you? Nobody would. The fact is, most people agree that systematic processes are the foundation of the modern world. Yet amazingly enough, almost everyone chooses opportunities - which are the most valuable resource in the world - without a process.

 

People choose their career opportunities without a conscious process and suffer years of frustration. They choose their business opportunities without a process, and waste crores of rupees on concepts that don’t work. Based on my experience, over 99% of Indian companies find, evaluate and choose opportunities without using a systematic process. In other words, they leave opportunities to chance. The penalty for choosing opportunities blindly can be severe. You can suffer years of stagnation, if not outright failure. You waste time and resources on failed initiatives. You struggle for years without understanding why.

 

Opportunity is simply too important to be left to chance. That’s why I started Open Mind, the world’s first and only opportunity consultancy. My Open Mind Process uncovers, recovers and discovers opportunities for sustained, profitable growth.

This process was developed over a 32-year period. It’s built on the experiences of thousands of successful entrepreneurs and professionals, most of whom started with nothing but an opportunity.

 

For the first time, my book The Power of Opportunity provides you with a proven, systematic process to help you to see, evaluate, choose and implement golden opportunities. Whether you use this process for your business or for your career, it will provide you with a clear roadmap to achieve the kind of success you’ve always dreamed of. By using a systematic opportunity process you can benefit from the learnings - and the mistakes - of thousands of successful people who have come before you. Your own journey to success will be faster, more confident, and contain fewer missteps and false starts.

 

To get started, click on the link to visit my website powerofopportunity.com. You can register to win a free opportunity coaching session with me, as well as other free bonuses. Don’t miss this opportunity - do it now.

Vijay from Hyderabad asked:

“Why do so many businesses fail?”

 

A few years ago, Harvard Business School invited me to attend a lecture in Mumbai by Professor J. Bruce Harreld. Dr. Harreld had studied companies all around the world, in all sectors and all sizes. And, remarkably enough, he found that over 98% of companies die before the age of 40. Imagine that: Only about 2% of companies live past age 40. That’s only half a human lifespan.

 

My question to you is: How long should companies be able to live? Well, if you think about it, while we humans have to die eventually, a business should be able to go on forever. So why do so many companies die so young? And what do they need to live longer? Those are important questions.

 

Dr. Harreld found that companies die because the opportunities that they pursue have a lifecycle. Sometimes the lifecycle is short, and sometimes it is long. For example, Coca Cola has lasted for over 100 years. But sometimes the lifecycle of a very durable opportunity can expire very quickly. For example, Kodak dominated the camera and film industry for almost a hundred years, but once digital photography came in, it was quickly wiped out.

 

The business graveyard is littered with the memories of once great companies that failed to overcome the forces of irrelevance. Remember Nokia? Remember Blackberry? Of course, companies are aware that their opportunities have a lifecycle, so they’re always looking for and choosing new opportunities.

So why do they fail?

 

Professor Harrel found that while all companies are constantly choosing new opportunities, most fail because they choose bad opportunities. Why do they choose bad opportunities? Companies choose poor opportunities because they choose opportunities poorly. It’s a question of process.

 

What’s the solution? In order to harness the power of opportunity properly, you need to use a proven systematic process. That’s what you’ll find in my book, The Power of Opportunity.

 

Would you like to discover YOUR golden opportunity? You can win a free Opportunity coaching session with me. Go to powerofopportunity.com or click below to register. Don’t miss this opportunity - do it now.

Anamika from Chennai wrote:

“What’s the secret to career success?”

 

Over the years I’ve hired a lot of people. Whenever I interview someone for a job, I always ask them why they’re applying. Most people reply: “Because I’m looking for a better opportunity.” What they really mean is that they want more money. Money is obviously important, especially when you have too little of it. But simply chasing a job opportunity only because it pays you a higher salary is usually a bad move.

 

Every employee is an entrepreneur with one exclusive customer - his employer.

In order to see and harvest opportunities, you must think this way. Regardless of who you work for, you always work for yourself!  Your opportunity is not to get rich. Riches are a consequence, not a goal. Your mission should be defined as how you're going to serve others.

 

Many people provide their employers or customers with indifferent or poor service. You may feel that you have been forced to take a job that is beneath your dignity or capabilities, so you don’t perform well. You may feel that you have been pushed into a career or into a family business that doesn’t suit you. But regardless of your circumstances, if you provide poor service to your employer or to your customers, you are an idiot.

 

Remember - you are the sole proprietor of your own business. Call it YOU Un-Ltd. There is no limitation on your own growth. But if you refuse to take responsibility for running your own business, blame others, and provide poor service, YOU WILL NEVER SUCCEED. To unlock huge opportunities, you must provide nothing less than FANTASTIC SERVICE, at all times. Regardless of where you are, where you work, or what your job title is, you should always look for opportunities to be useful. That’s because the greatest opportunities come from providing useful service to your customers.

 

Early in my life, even though I had recently graduated from a good college, I was forced by circumstances to take the lowest level job in a restaurant - scrubbing pots and pans. But I was the best damned pot scrubber that restaurant had ever employed. The service I provided was so superb, that my employer quickly offered me better opportunities for growth. Within less than a year, I had mastered every position in the restaurant, and was offered the job of manager.

 

Never forget this - you are always the sole proprietor of your own business. It’s up to you, and only you, to ensure that you can identify and provide the greatest value possible, so that both you and your customers can grow together.

 

To learn more about how the power of opportunities to turbocharge your career, click on the link to visit my website powerofopportunity.com. Register to win a free opportunity coaching session with me, as well as other free bonuses. Don’t miss this opportunity - do it now.

Vikram from Bangalore asked:

“What’s the best way of choosing an opportunity for my start up?”

 

In the course of my consulting work over the past 3 decades, I’ve met with the promoters of several hundred startups. Many of the promoters of these startups are very smart kids who are graduates of IIM’s and IIT’s. Many of the promoters are professionals with decades of domain experience. They’re all good people. They’re all hard working, enthusiastic, and dedicated to their new business. Yet very few of them will succeed and make it big. Probably no more than 1%.

 

Why do so many good people fail to succeed? It’s simple – because they pursue bad opportunities. I call them Nopportunities, which means Not Opportunities. The fact is, no matter how brilliant, well-funded, enthusiastic, and hardworking you are, if you pursue a Nopportunity, you will fail. Opportunities are the seeds of success. If you choose the right seeds, your opportunity can grow into a giant tree. But if your seed is capable of growing only weeds, you will fail.

 

Why do people choose bad opportunities? Because they go about it blindly.

How can you choose better opportunities for both your career and your business?

By using a proven, systematic process.

 

That’s what you’ll find in my book, The Power of Opportunity. Would you like to discover YOUR golden opportunity? You can win a free Opportunity coaching session with me. Go to powerofopportunity.com or click below to register. Don’t miss this opportunity - do it now.

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