Monday, July 13, 2015

Opportunity Is Everywhere!

Today, in this day and age, there are more millionaires and billionaires walking around than has ever existed before in history. People are getting filthy rich everywhere you look. You can't turn on the TV without seeing actors on TV sitcoms or dramas pulling down millions per year. You see movie trailers of famous actors promoting their latest blockbuster film. Then, you have young kids like Justin Bieber on posters and wall calendars and t-shirts. It seems that kid just suddenly appeared out of nowhere. One month nobody had even heard of him and the next month he's everywhere! Now, obviously, he has tons of fans so some people had heard of him, but old guys like me had never heard of him before (I, personally don't listen to his music), and then suddenly I saw him everywhere I looked. Love him or hate him, he was right there in our faces.
But, money isn't just being made by actors and performers. Look at that kid who invented Facebook. Facebook is Free for anyone to join and connect with friends from all over the world. Did I mention, it's free?! And yet, Facebook is now worth Billions! Yes, that's Billions with a "B". Holy crap, that's a lot of money!
There's money being made with Apps for iPhones and with new technology created every few months.
It seems if you have talent, good looks, or are smart enough to come up with some new technological program, app or social medium than crazy success and piles of cash are sure to follow.
On the flip side, there are a lot of angry people out there in the world, because they don't have any talent to act, sing, dance or have the good looks people would be willing to pay good money to see. They don't have the smarts to invent a social network or create some latest coolest software or app.
There are millions who are being left behind, working at low paying jobs, angry that they are in the have-not group instead of the have group. They see people getting rich and living that fabulous life that they crave, yet they feel powerless to achieve.
So, then we have people feeling worthless, depressed and hopeless. The gap between the haves and the have-nots grows wider every day.
So, what is my point? Am I just here to stick my finger into the sore spot of the hopeless and rub their faces into their lack of success? In point of fact, I am. I want to wake people up!
See, I believe everyone has something to offer. Even if you can't sing or dance or are smart enough to invent the next big thing. We all have something to offer.
I started off this article by stating that there are more millionaires and billionaires walking the earth than at any other time in history. It's not like we live in a communist country where there are no opportunities for anyone. We don't live a few hundred years ago where life was hard and very few people achieved any degree of success.
Opportunity is everywhere, if you'll only stop feeling sorry for yourselves and try some things. Focus on what you can do instead of what you can't. Think of ways you can help other people. Think of service businesses that you might be able to start: Mow lawns, do yard work, walk dogs, shop for people, fix computers, etc.

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