Knowing how to respond when opportunity knocks is both an art and science. There are three key tips to help you decide how to approach opportunity so that you can maximize the opportunities that you do receive. It is often considered a good thing to have an abundance of opportunity, but sometimes that may not be so. The key is to know how to select the opportunity that is right for you at the right time.
“If you have an everywhere strategy, you get no where!”
The Three Tips to Respond to Opportunity
#1 Clarity – Narrow down your opportunities by focusing on the most relevant, those that have the most longevity, and those opportunities that you can actually handle.
#2 Alignment – Your opportunities should align with your values, vision, and goals; focus on the bigger picture for your business long-term in order to build a sustainable business and avoid burnout.
#3 Preparation – Are you prepared for the opportunity that is knocking? Can you handle the size and scope of the opportunity? Understand your capacity and what it takes. In addition, do you have the right mindset to manage the opportunity that you seek?
To answer the question how to respond when opportunity knocks, step back and ask yourself these probing questions which can often dictate success. When you have addressed each of the above you are in abetter position to make an informed decision. You will know what to say either yes or no to at the right time. This is all about prioritizing what is the most important use of your time and energy. Responding to the right opportunity involves self-discipline and sacrifice.