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Lead Story

Loyalty, the currency of choice

Ann Train


Industry Update

Disputes rekindled by Financial CHOICE Act

Barcode technology gets digital makeover

Home Depot joins chip-and-PIN protest

Aussie crackdown on card surcharges


FICO pedestal cracking

Acquirer Earnings Roundup: May 2016

Mobile coupon tidal wave

Restaurant patronage on the rise


CFPB targets payday lenders: What's next?

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Brexit doesn't mean UK will exit fintech race

David Poole

Will vaping go up in smoke?

Brett Husak
National Bank Services


Street SmartsSM:
Shifting MLS strategies and models

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

Taking stock at mid-year 2016

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Five ways to combat attrition effectively

Aaron Nasseh
Finical Inc.

Guide to a successful portfolio acquisition strategy

Adam Hark

Company Profile

Traffic Jamming

New Products

Simple, secure cross-border payments

UP eCommerce Payment Solution
ACI Worldwide Inc.

360-degree solution for chargebacks issues

Chargeback Gurus


Finding opportunity


Letter from the editors

Readers Speak

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

July 11, 2016  •  Issue 16:07:01

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Finding opportunity

In Good Selling!SM: The Basics, Paul H. Green suggested readers consider what opportunity means to them. He asked, "Is it money falling from the sky? Is it someone walking up to you and asking to buy your service?" He went on to say that those notions are just fantasies, not opportunities. "Sure they could happen, but it's not likely," he wrote. "What is likely is that you will get the sales and earn more money if you know how to recognize opportunities and are prepared for them."

Eclectic blogger and entrepreneur Steve Olson wrote, "Opportunity is in front of your eyes – right now – and you don't see it. So how do you open your eyes wider? How do you see the hidden opportunity that exists everywhere in your environment?" He shared several ideas on how to do it.

Recognizing opportunity

Olson suggested you:

Preparing for opportunity

Once you've got your mindset geared toward being open for opportunities, how do you further prepare? Here are some ideas from Ryan Clements of Lifehack:

You cannot leave anything up to luck. As Green said, "luck doesn't really exist; preparation does."

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