When Opportunity Knocks... you answer?

“Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door”

"Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.”

“Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open.”

“Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.”

On the flip side...

“Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.”

“What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live / with your self-respect alive and growing.”

A few to ponder upon...

"A man who misses his opportunity, and monkey who misses his branch, cannot be saved."  Hindu Proverb

"Opportunity…often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat." Napoleon Hill

"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."

Alethea Anderson
Knock Knock

Being Nice in your Home Business

What does Being Nice Say about YOU?

When someone says something to you,  or someone posts something on the internet and it rubs you wrong, do you fire back with a comment?
  • How do you feel after you say it?
  • How does the other person feel after you say it?
Do you sometimes take things personal, even if they are not directed to you personally?

We as representatives in the Direct Sales industry need to consider we are working among thousands of others, and each has their own mindset, each has their own opinion, each has been educated a different way, each sees things in a different light.

While we may feel their 'opinion' is wrong, it is not our place to 'set them straight' as each of us is on our own journey and who are we to question their beliefs?  Who are we to question their facts? 

For every 'fact' there is a counter claim somewhere on the internet.  For every belief there are 10 people who believe something totally different. Does mean they are wrong?  Nope.

Just like Religion and Politics, some things are best left un-debated!

So when we come across something on the internet and we are so powerfully drawn to 'correct' someone, perhaps it is best we take the higher ground and remain silent.  Remembering that we are being 'watched' all the time by potential customers, possible team members, others in our own companies and beyond.

Set and example, stand tall, shine bright!

Alethea Anderson


BLAH - negative be GONE! I feel SO much better :)

WHEW what a weight LIFTED!  I tell you I had recently started a series of blogs, it was going to be based upon an exerpt from Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, but it was really dragging me down.

Have you ever had that happen to you?  You start out with what you feel is a bright and inspirational idea, then the more you move forward, the darker you feel?  Just heavy, pulled down, and out of sorts?

My idea was this, I was going to feature the 30 reasons that people fail from the book.  Now the spin on this was fully positive, to shed light on the negative in hopes people may recognize some of these traits within, thus inspiring movement forward, onward and upward.

Well, I was 8 blogs in, but the more I wrote about failure, the more it pulled me down.  Though I was moving towards a positive goal, and though the book Think and Grow Rich is based upon positive mind set, the series of blogs was making me sink.  It was so strange...

I thought I had a wonderous idea for a month's worths of blogs, well, ewwww.   So, I logged in to blogger, checked 8 little boxes and wiped them out.   DELETE sometimes is the sweetest word on a computer keyboard!

Onward and upward to positive minded and inspirational posts.

Alethea Anderson
No Room for Negatives