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The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest—in other words, your passion!
What makes this moment different from
all those that came before?
Good question. One to think about.
I'm honestly not sure
But trust me when I tell you, though
that this my friend is IT!
and if it's not, well that's cool too
'cause trust me, I won't quit
Unphased by past experience
I'm up for "one more try"
I can't envision giving up
success ever draws nigh!
I came. I tried. I stumbled
but I won't rehash the past
I view each new day's options
as more thrilling than the last!
I always get excited,
'cause the hope is always there
that this next "IT" will be the "IT"
that takes me over there!
So why is THIS time different?
Well, I can't say that I know
But possible or not, friend
great intentions make IT so!
As we prepare to launch an new venture, a business associate mentioned how having the right intention and the appropriate script in one's mind brings players, possibilities and purpose to the forefront to make things happen. He commented on the joy and excitement I was expressing towards our new venture and how contagious it had been for all involved. He remarked how seamlessly the components fell into place to build and launch our project within about 96 hours of conceptualization.
I thought about that for a moment, and recalled a similar conversation about what distinguishes true and the ultimately successful entrepreneurs from the “also-rans” is tha true entrepreneurs always believe that their "pot of gold" is waiting at the end of the next rainbow they see, no matter how many empty pots they’ve encountered in the past. Similarly, in many areas of life, be it romance (a new love after a dry spell), business (new venture), tourist season (after a dip in new arrivals), I believe the ability to get excited about the future, and what it can and will be (with the right intention) is critical to success... ...no matter what the present or the past may appear to be.
Each new day, each new hour, each new moment brings with it the opportunity to reset your sail, reframe your goals, recast your vision, forget the past and move forward with new conviction and determination to succeed.
So, set your goals, state your intention and don't rest until you see it in manifest in your reality! The best is yet to come!
Note: Where will YOUR passion take you? What sort of life would you live if you could? Find out what's possible. Check out my new adventures on jamaicaninchina.com.
Note: Ever wanted to direct your friends and family to a set of websites that revealed the best things about Saipan? Do what I do: send them to www.bestofsaipan.com!
Until next week, remember, success is a journey, not a destination!--Walt
Send article suggestions, entrepreneur nominations and feedback about this article to email@example.com. Walt F.J. Goodridge is author of 16 books including Turn Your Passion Into Profit. Walt offers coaching and workshops to help people pursue and profit from their passions. Originally from the island of Jamaica, Walt has grown several successful businesses in the US, and now lives a nomadpreneur lifestyle. To learn more, visit www.passionprofit.com
WHERE IS SAIPAN?
Located in the western pacific, a short flight from Guam and 3 hours from Japan, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a popular tourist destination rich in history, culture and natural resources. Saipan, just 5 miles wide by 12 miles long, is the largest and most populated of the 14 islands making up an archipelago that stretches 400 miles (north to south) along the edge of the Marianas Trench.
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