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Get Ready For It…

Ian Paul Marshall —  October 13, 2011

Get Ready For It“Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it’s more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.” ~ Michael Johnson – The winner of 4 Olympic Gold Medals and 8 World Championship Gold Medals for running.

We’re funny creatures. We create little fantasy worlds for ourselves. Where golden riches fall magically into our laps. Hoping and praying for a lucky break. Dreaming of a better job, financial freedom, or whatever else may be on our wish list.

And we know it’ll come. We know that perfect moment will find us.

But then it doesn’t. And we resign ourselves to mediocrity. To just getting by.

Maybe we’ll even blame someone or something for our misfortunes.

Shifting responsibility away from ourselves. Giving away our power. And never really tapping into our full potential.

Conrad Hilton, from the worldwide chain of Hilton hotels said that, “Success seems to be connected with action.”

That people who reach their goals and find the success they desire are always on the move. They’re hustling.

They’re churning it out. Studying. Practicing. Preparing. Planning. Networking.

They’re getting ready for it…

And that’s when opportunity comes. That’s when you’ll hear the knock. That’s when you’ll get that lucky break. When you’ll meet the right person. Close the big sale. Be at just the right moment at just the right time.


Because you’re ready. You’ve paid your dues.

Blood, sweat and tears are the sirens call. Luring opportunity to crash into your life.

Are you ready for it?

Have fun. Make money. Change the world.


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Creating Opportunity

Creating Opportunity“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Don’t look back at your life and think about what could have been. Get out there and create what can be now.

Life’s a beta test. Not a finished product.

A work in progress.

A dance between two worlds.

Internal insight and analysis. External expression and creation.

It’s never going to be finished. You’re never going to be finished. Continue Reading…