Tides And Waves In The Affairs Of Men
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
- William Shakespeare
Bill was a pessimist.
If you listen to big ticket salesmen - the deal of the century is available right now - but will be gone if you wait until tomorrow. I have calculated closely, and I am certain that in reality a deal of the century arrives every three weeks.
There is always a deal of the decade available. The trick is we do not know which deal is going to be the big one in advance. The truth is that almost any of them could be.
The key is to be at the top - a deal you have salesmen offer others as a deal of the century is far more likely to insure your success than when you take the bait and buy someone else's deal and then sit and wait.
How do you learn the varied skills and knowledge necessary to create your own deal? How do you learn to get salesmen out there working for you?
You take the bait, dedicate yourself to someone else's deal - and keep your eyes open.
Putting in a year or two vigorously promoting a multi-faceted offering for someone else may not ensure your success at that venture, but that dedication does frequently pay off quickly.
If you do your homework and learn everything you can about making their project succeed through you - they will probably be there to help your first project succeed.
This is an entertaining education with a big payoff. Take any reasonable deal at the flood - and learn to ride the waves.
Here is one deal of the decade that will let you learn a full quiver of marketing tools - apply them and develop more yourself - you can be successful at this.
Then in a couple of years let me know of your own new and creative venture - I just might want to help you get it going.
Then we can be at the top of the next deal of the century - together.