The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice.

| February 13, 2017

“The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice. You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come. Where will you be a few years down the line. Will it be everything you dreamed of. We seal our fate with the choices we make, but don’t give a second thought to the chances we take.”~ Gloria Estefan

Study Today’s Quote. Hand write it on a 3×5 card and put it where you will see it often. It offers profound advice.

Opportunity abounds. Always has… always will.

Especially in tough times. Especially now.

But it NEVER knocks twice. In fact, opportunity doesn’t knock at all. It NEVER makes a sound. Opportunity is something you SEE… something you FEEL… something you SENSE.

I have built my entire life around seizing ever-growing opportunities. I have yet to hear even ONE knock on my door — or whack me upside my head. Opportunities behave quite differently from what we have been trained to expect. You must have POWERFUL LENSES with which to see and sense them.

Take this as gospel from a man who has MISSED a phenomenal number of HUGE opportunities over the last 30 years. The good news is that I have also seen (and seized) a fair number of at least moderately world-changing opportunities… which has given me the power to see even more! (As you will see this week, this is exactly HOW it works.)

This week, we are going to discuss how to turn ever-present opportunities into tangible results. If you seem to be back-sliding about this time of year, this week will be especially important to you.

You see, it is IMPOSSIBLE to even SEE the ever-present opportunities surrounding you unless you have sufficient VISION. It is IMPOSSIBLE to SEIZE these opportunities unless you have sufficient POWER.

The bottom line is that seeing and seizing opportunities — every day you are alive — requires real POWER… what we call The Power of TQ.

A truth for which there are no exceptions…

The key to true and lasting success is High TQ Performance: High Expectations ~ Brilliant Execution. Learn to SEE the opportunities in YOUR life—and transform them into crystal-clear goals and plans—and you will earn the RIGHT to EXPECT that they will happen. However, to MAKE THEM HAPPEN, you must EXECUTE beyond Expectations.

In the end, it is the ratio between what you have given yourself the right to EXPECT over your power to EXECUTE that will determine how many of the opportunities you SEE are turned into tangible RESULTS.

Ten Self-Confronting Questions…

I have found from years of experience that VISION, OPPORTUNITY and SUCCESS are inextricably linked. For most people, each is just outside their line of sight.

So, get more powerful glasses!

If you LACK vision, opportunity and success, it means that you need a more POWERFUL LENS with which to SEE the future.

Get your TQ into the high 80’s and you will be amazed at how different life looks… how many opportunities present themselves each day… how much more successful you will become… simply BECAUSE you have the POWER TO SEE!

To get everyone on the “same page”, let’s quickly run through your 10 Colors to see if you have the POWER to recognize and pursue life’s endless opportunities. Say “No” to any of these questions, and true success will remain out of sight and out of reach.

Click on the links to test your TQ for that particular Color. You will be automatically taken to the Full TQ Test and asked to Sign In or Register if you are not already a member of ThinkTQ.com.


Turn ON… Tune IN… Turn UP…

  • Do you have the physical ENERGY to chase down and capture the opportunities given to you each day?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the sense of purpose and MISSION to actually SEE the opportunities you are presented each day?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity?What will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the positive ATTITUDE required to persistently and enthusiastically pursue those opportunities?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the ability to turn the opportunities you SEE into crystal-clear GOALS for their attainment?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the PLANNING skills required to convert opportunities into realistic milestones, objectives and deadlines?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the unrelenting FOCUS to make those opportunities Priority Number One each day?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the team-building SYNERGY to get other people to help you with those opportunities?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the ORGANIZATIONAL skills necessary to systematically pursue those opportunities… or is your lack of organization holding you back from even getting started?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the TIME MANAGEMENT skills required to seize those opportunities before someone else does?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

     

  • Do you have the ACTION-ORIENTED mindset necessary to move those opportunities beyond theory and into your life?_____ Yes _____ NoCould it be that this area of your performance is standing between you and opportunity? _____ Yes _____ NoWhat will you do to improve it? __________________________________________

PoTQ_REV3_3DwCD_MedThe Bottom Line…

As Gloria says so eloquently, “We seal our fate with the choices we make…” Yes, personal power is a choice.

Choose to improve these 10 areas of your performance and you will be in a posture to move beyond opportunity to realizing your dreams.

Otherwise you will simply remain stuck where you are, never realizing that with some well-excuted course corrections, you could be living at the VERY TOP of hopes and aspirations.

Yes, you CAN achieve your greatest hopes and dreams.

Simply engage in Continuous Personal Improvement!

E.R. Haas, CEO

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E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including ThinkTQ.com, IntentionalExcellence.com, MyBizIQ.com, MyBelieversGuide.com, MarriageWithPurpose.com and hundreds of others. E. R. is a "serial entrepreneur" and has created over 20 different businesses in software, manufacturing, finance, publishing and many other areas. He is married to Jan Haas who shares his interest in model railroading, gardening, and traveling by train. Together, they have 5 grown children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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