4 Ways Opportunity Addiction Can Improve Your Life
Success only comes in 15-minute increments. Promotions, remembering your name — the clock is ticking. The next project, person to meet, or skill to learn is right around the corner and it’s already too late. Your addiction to opportunity can keep you top of mind and in the right place at the right time.
Here are 4 ways Opportunity Addiction can improve your life:
Succumb To FOMO
“All I want to do this weekend is stay at home, but no one on my couch will help me build the skills necessary to get ahead.”
Always go places you don’t want to go. Talk to people you don’t want to talk to. These are the decision makers. This is where they live. Loud bars and trendy restaurants with food you can’t pronounce, this is where you’ll meet someone who will introduce you to someone else. That person’s cousin might be hiring next year or know someone single.
Take On As Many Projects As You Can
“I’m not going to have my websites new layout done this week. I haven’t finished learning how to code because the T-Ball team I coach is NOT going to forfeit another game. I didn’t know they had games every week. I told the humane society I’d teach the cats to be lovable.”
Did you know it is 100% harder to finish a project, than to start it? Just keep a list of projects, so many that you’ll never have to finish any of them. No one has time to learn how to pole dance and teach kids to read. So just learn one move standing next to a pole and teach a kid how to download audio books. Then move on to something else before anyone asks questions. Just let them think you’re sexy and involved in the community.
Never File Anything, Keep It All On Your Desk
I know it looks like a mess, but I know where everything is.
It’s absolutely impossible to know where anything is if it’s tucked away in a properly marked folder. How are you going to remember what you filed it under? Alphabetical sounds like a good idea until you look for papers categorized under dates! You’ll never find what you’re looking for if it isn’t in disorderly piles that only you understand.
Get “okay” at Everything
When people run into trouble I want them to think of me, but not actually call.
Whenever someone needs assistance of any kind offer up your services. Tell them you read about it online or majored in it in college. Then when things get difficult give them an exasperated look and say, “but I’m no expert!” and leave for the day.