Posts Tagged Opportunity

Making Money Online in Atlanta?

If you live in the Atlanta area and make money online, I'm looking for you -- for a couple of reasons. First, to get a look at Examiner.com from the inside, I've joined them as the Internet Business Examiner in Atlanta.† If you would like me to profile you and/or your business (and throw you some nice links), just let me know! Second, I've put together an Atlanta networking group ...

Create Your Own!

"Itís probably easier right now to find a problem, solve it and charge people than it is to find a job." That's one of my favorite lines from the March 13 New York Times article, "Weary of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own."† It's full of great advice whether you're looking for a job or just looking to make a change. I found it via Peter Bregman's article on CNN.com this morning, "No job? Create your own!," which ...

Quit Looking for a Job

Peter Bregman says that the answer could be right in front of you: A friend of mine, a senior leader in a pharmaceutical company, spends all her spare time doing yoga, taking classes in comparative religions, reading about spirituality, speaking with others about their beliefs. Just talking about it energizes her. Which is not how she feels about her day job. "Why don't you leave your job and do something with this full time?" I asked her. "I've thought about it. But I ...

Passion is Overrated

Rick Latona wrote last month that you shouldn't get into a business just because you own a good domain. He's speaking mainly to domainers, but the essential point is the same one that you hear regularly across the Internet: don't start a site unless you're passionate about the topic. Until recently I argued that point as ardently as anyone, because life is just too short to spend it doing something that you don't enjoy. However, within the last ...

Lesson 2: Expose Yourself

In my life, opportunity has very rarely found me. Instead, I have had much better success when I'm actively seeking it out. I was reminded of that when I read Frank's quote about one of the turning points in his life: In 2000 Schilling happened to read an article in a small town newspaper that would end up changing his life dramatically. "I was visiting my parents who had moved several hundred miles away and read in the local ...