Opportunities Brilliantly Disguised as Impossible Situations

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Charles R. Swindolltraffic cones 3095695

Who in their right mind would have ever thought that the taxicab industry could be replaced by a phone? Well, on a snowy Paris evening in 2008, two guys – Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab. They had an idea – “What if we could tap a button and get a ride?”

That’s all it took for Uber to be born. One great opportunity out of an impossible situation, and I am forever grateful.

When I travel, I have a couple of choices. I can have my hubby drop me off, park my car at the off-site parking lot, schedule a cab, or tap my Uber app. On the list of four, my favorite is when Scott drops me off – after all, you really can’t kiss a cab or Uber driver goodbye. My least favorite is the cab. If it’s a choice between Uber and a cab in any city at any time, Uber will win every time. Why? Because it’s nice to get into a clean car with a person who actually enjoys what they do for a living. I’ve met some great people and have befriended a few of my Uber drivers. Very cool.

How many times have you encountered a problem, thought of a terrific idea to solve it, and then did nothing about it? The killer part is when you later see that same “invention” created by someone else. I know, I know – it shoulda, woulda, coulda been you. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities; the next Uber is waiting to be born!

Have fun,

PS – Don’t let an “impossible situation” hold you back. Take action and bring your brilliant ideas to life.

PPS – Here’s an episode from the Elite Experts Network, on why onboarding your employees matter: https://eliteexpertsvideonetwork.com/lisa-ryan-onboarding-matters-employee-engagement/


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