Today's post is inspired by a poem I read back in high-school and an idea I've had for a while. The poem that this quote is from is called "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner". No this isn't a post about the poem, rather it's a post about life.
Last month I purchased December's issue of Money Magazine because of it's cover. The title on the cover was 101 Ways to Make $1,000, it's total click bait but I did end up buying that issue. So now you are thinking that this post is about money and the answer is yes and no. Think for a second about the quote and try to relate it to the cover of last month issue of Money Magazine. Today's post is another post about our outlook on life. The quote is " Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink", we can easily turn this quote into one about opportunity and money. Money, Money Everywhere and None in my Wallet, or Opportunity, Opportunity Everywhere and None for me.
That's right we are constantly complaining about the lack of money instead of finding ways to make some side money. The post in last month's issue of Money Magazine had no secret way to make a thousand dollars. It was a normal article that gave some ideas on how to make some extra pocket change by thinking out of the box. The same rules apply for opportunity, where most people see problems, visionaries see opportunity. Think about how most of the biggest businesses came to be. Apple was about to go under and they brought Steve Jobs back. Instead of saying that the computer had changed and there was nothing Apple could do to increase it's market share, he changed the computer market even more. Then they changed the music industry, the phone industry and even the tablet industry. Netflix came into an industry dominated by Blockbuster, Hollywood Videos, Redbox and local video rental shops and saw opportunity. Just because there is saturation in a marketplace doesn't mean there is no opportunity left for new businesses. NYC has dollar cabs, yellow cabs, Uber and Lfyt yet Juno still manages to make a profit. Why you ask, it's because they manage to differentiate themselves from the others.
Look at the coffee market, it was dominated by Dunkin Donuts, yet Starbucks was able to become a contender and change the coffee market. However smaller coffee shops are still around because they have learned how to give an experience that keeps customers coming through their doors. But Josh that works for opportunity, what about money. Think outside the box if you have clothes you don't wear sell them. If you have a hobby try to make money off of it, heck get a second job. The whole point of this post is to peak your interest by teaching you about thinking out of the box. That's basically it for this post.
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