September.October 2012: Opportunity Never Stops Knocking
Photography by Victor Rodriguez
While creating this issue, and mostly toward the brink of putting the issue to bed, I began to ponder on the words “challenges” and “opportunities”. Why do we quickly jump to believe our life is filled with challenges? Why do we get further from believing that in every difficulty there is an opportunity waiting to be seized?
By getting to know our cover girl, Ana Quincoces, during our photo shoot, I began to study her business moves. A couple of months later, after hearing Dr. David Cooper speak on the topic of “Moving On,” I began to study opportunities. Both brought the attention of “motion” to mind.
He said, “Keep on the move, you will find more open doors versus staying put and passive. Move toward the open door into something new or into liberty. Move on, when you have settled for the way things are or have been. Move on, when you are torn with struggles. Move on, when you’re stuck between where you were and where you want to be.”
Whether your current vision is traditional, timid, or tunnel, perhaps life has brought you out of your cruise control motion and into the cycle of opportunity so you can strategize your plot along—the plot of your career and life story. Defining a great self-brand strategy is one thing. Making it a reality is another. To wrap up this issue, I leave you with words of power by the late Mother Teresa who wrote the following poem titled, "Life".