Monday, March 9, 2009

Where is Your Fortune Hiding?

Tip of the Week
by Dianne Gubin

Where's Your Fortune Hiding?

If you've been laid off, grim circumstances can force you to fresh starts and new beginnings. Regardless of shifts in the current job market, you still need to make a living, even if you no longer have a corporate job. Through necessity you may decide not to return to the corporate world, but to start a firm instead.

Where are the opportunities?

Following your passion is always the beginning.
What work-related activities get you jazzed and make you feel great about going to work? What do you do naturally and what would you continue to do -- without getting paid? Is there a direction in which you can lean to research new opportunities?

Consider unfilled niches with which you're familiar such as healthcare, senior citizens, babies, the green movement, and your own industry. Is there a new product or fresh service that you can provide in an existing niche? The world does not need another picture, but new artwork will always be desired.

Major shifts in the economy always signal new opportunities. We'll always hear stories of people who make fortunes during recessions and depressions.

Fortunes are made during downturns.

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