In many countries around the world, something interesting happens on TV and radio stations over the Christmas period. The established TV and radio presenters take a break from work and are replaced by their less well-known colleagues.
As the a-list; newsreaders, weather people, broadcasters, DJ’s and announcers relax at home, the people stepping into their shoes are presented with an amazing opportunity. They are given a shot at the big time – a chance to shine – a chance to showcase their talents to (in some cases) millions of people.
Some of the stand-ins grasp this opportunity with great success and go on to become a star. They have prepared for this moment. They see this as THEIR time. Others look ill-prepared; almost awkward. They lack enthusiasm. They look and sound like they have been forced to attend a really bad party.
Be a wise optimist
In business, there are opportunities around us all the time. A chance meeting, an unexpected phone call, an email you were not expecting with an interesting offer, etc. The thing is, we need to ensure that we not only spot these opportunities, but that we have readied ourselves to fully benefit from them.
An optimist expects the best.
A wise optimist expects the best and is prepared for when it happens!