Friday, December 2, 2011

Inspiration behind Seizing Opportunities....

 I talked casually to a gentleman in a nursing home one day about my interests and where I hoped they would lead me. After mentally soaking in some of my words, this man turned to me and said, "Denise, you are a talented person. You could do a number of things with your skills. You're basically sitting on a gold mine!" 
     In frustration, I replied, "I feel the same way. It's just that I feel powerless, having all of these skills, yet not knowing where to go with them! What in the world can I do to take what I have to the next level?"   
     Bingo! I knew that I had spoken something that millions repeat to themselves daily. "What have I got that is of value to myself and others?" And, "How can I make this work for me to get where I eventually need to go?"  I’m sure these questions reflect the frustrated responses of many people who are trying to use their gifts to fulfill their purposes in life.
     Thus was born the idea behind this book, Seizing Opportunities that Propel You Forward. I want to stop people in their tracks as I shout out to them, "Hey look! New chances are thrown in your path daily. But, you must recognize them before it's too late!"  Compelling people to search for overlooked opportunities will be a challenge, but well worth the effort. Just remember: Opportunities can come at any moment in either small or large packages. So, never overlook ordinary breaks that can make a big difference in your life.

"Looking high, looking low. 
How much farther do I need to go?
It took a while but now I understand. 
The opportunity I was looking for was right in my hand!"

From Seizing Opportunities That Propel You Forward published through Dancing Lemur Press!


  1. A terrific post, Denise.

    No words were truer said. I feel EXACTLY as you do. It's all in the timing.

    So nice to meet you. You had dropped by my blog last week.

    Have a wonderful week.