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Published:November 20th, 2008 16:38 EST
Every once in a while: Opportunity And Initiative

Every once in a while: Opportunity And Initiative

By Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)

Every once in a while, you see somebody spot an opportunity and take the initiative to address it in a way that is different from everybody else. There is some sparkle that some people bring to bear, which provides them with rewards that were there for the taking, but that everybody else left on the table.

That precise situation occurred in my business in the last several days. You might have noticed that our blog had a temporary technical glitch that we could not fix. We called everybody who we could think of to help us solve the problem " to no avail. We just didn`t know how to move forward to solve this problem. We called Blog Experts and we called our web host, but none could figure out why we were having the problems that we were having.

Then, four days ago, I received an e-mail from a stranger. The person identified himself as a computer programmer who had a team of computer experts and they had noticed that my blog was acting in an erratic way. They told me that they recognized the problem right away and that they knew how to solve it. I was quick to respond and asked them to provide us with an immediate proposal for services. I also let him know that I was very much appreciative of the initiative that he had taken to get in touch with us.

How fortuitous that this gentleman contacted me. Not only was his firm professional, and an expert in solving the problem that he promised to solve, but most important, as an entrepreneur, I commend this fellow entrepreneur for identifying an opportunity for a piece of business and then jumping on it. He took the initiative to contact me to offer to solve the problem. Thousands of people read my blog several times a week, and yet he was the only one who took the initiative to ask if we have a problem. He let me know that he could fix it. He wanted to do it. Then he sent us a proposal. As it turns out, this company not only does computer programming, but they build web sites and they have an impressive list of clients. If you have a need, call this guy.

Carlos Hernandez
Spirit Technologies, Inc.
19620 Pines Boulevard, Suite 219
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Office: 954.237.7797
Mobile: 305.986.8041
Fax: 954.237.0978

I like doing business with people who take initiative. I like doing business with people who jump on opportunities and who take action immediately to get an outstanding result. I recommend the services of this firm without hesitation. It is not often that I make this kind of endorsement and I certainly rarely leave a phone number and address or contact information for my readers to review. But in this case I want to put it out there and I want to say thank you to Carlos and his team who identified an opportunity and took the initiative for their own benefit, but helped me tremendously along the way.

So, as you are working hard every day to build your company, or as you`re building your career, be on the lookout for opportunities, but also be prepared to take initiative. Take action and take that action right now. In fact, if you aren`t prepared to take immediate action, there isn`t much reason to look for opportunities, is there?

About Joel G. Block, President of Growth-Logic, Inc.
Often dubbed a "Growth Architect" by his clients, Joel Block advises companies on explosive growth strategies by driving revenue and sales. Well known in the capital markets, Joel is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, advisor and faculty member of the iLearningGlobal community. To bring Joel into your company, please visit or Also, be sure to check out our newest project: a blog to organize the blogs that cover entrepreneurship - And finally, for film makers: - our newest project.