Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What limits business opportunity? It is your mindset!

Doing business from a wheelchair is interesting to say the least. I am sure there are those who are do life from a position of limited mobility who might say I know nothing of the challenge but the glimpse I have into the planning and preparation that goes in to every appointment and activity has certainly given me perspective and gratitude.

As I am venturing out, seeing clients, teaching workshops, networking... all while in a wheelchair, not using the tools that are so familiar to me, I realize most of the limitation is in our minds.

People ask, "How do you do it? Isn't it hard?" I am thinking in my head, "Yes, it is challenging. But the alternative is not an option for me." I ask them out loud, "What would you have me do? Lay in my bed until my leg is healed? Three months break in the momentum I've built doing what I love to do? Not a chance!" It is attitude that makes a difference.

I grasp the little things that go into paying attention to others struggles by noticing the attention of others paid to me. Whether with limited mobility of other challenges in doing business. Think about it. It may not be limited mobility, just limited access to resources, capital, opportunity. What can each of us do to help?

I marvel at the wealth of information that each of us hold within our grasp freely available to us and open for us to share...if we had a mindset to do so.

My question for you. Who can you help today? This is the true spirit of networking.

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