Spotting Opportunities

How To Spot Opportunities

I’ve been back from the Caribbean for about a week now, and settling into my routine. It feels good.

Hopefully things are good in your neck of the woods, too 🙂

Lots of interesting projects on the deck over here that I will be sharing with you over the coming weeks. Hopefully this “glimpse” into my process for making money will help you craft yours 🙂

And for me, it always starts with whats around me.

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What you notice (that’s around you ALL the time) changes depending on where you are MENTALLY.

It’s crazy…

But whatever your focus is – That’s what you notice.

When we had our first child all those years ago, I remember suddenly I heard babies crying everywhere.

Like they sprung out of the woodwork or something. They were always there, I just never noticed 🙂

This ever happen to you?

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There was a time when I couldn’t watch a movie without commenting on the beginning title sequence.

What font was being used, and how.

Coincidentally, during that time I was studying typography (fonts) really heavily. I was also playing with an animation software called Flash all the time.

The movie thing drove Wendy crazy 🙂

Today, whenever I drive anywhere… I always notice the roads, berms, and sidewalks. Not surprisingly, I’m really into cycling at the moment.

So I notice roads.

Crazy, eh?

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I want to encourage you to look at the world through IDEA EYES.

When you do, ways to make money will materialize faster than you can deal with them 🙂

Now… I don’t mean surfing the web and buying “solutions” or systems.

No.

What I mean is to always be thinking of creative ways to help others.

To always be open to building around your interests.

Stuff like that.

I want you to be open to partnerships, outside-the-box agreements, joint-ventures, and new directions.

In the next month, for example, I’m launching websites and systems to help a friend of mine sell boats.

He needs more leads, and I understand the web.

BINGO! A perfect opportunity.

He’s paying me a percentage of his commissions, and I never have to sell anything.

I just need to get his phone to ring 🙂

Between now and the end of the summer, I am also working on a reggae website, a video game review website, and a website aimed at law firms and accountants.

All of these projects sprang to life because of my idea eyes.

Make sense?