Excerpt Article From: Succes Academy "Successercising - Successful Living Course Series" - Course #1

2012 all rights reserved By Rick Gettle/Holly Gettle/The Master Mind Alliance


The Department of Labor predicts that the #1 employer in the future will be self. A recent Internet poll of 25-44 year olds revealed that 90% of them hoped to own their own business.

A survey conducted by Ernst & Young found that 75% of influential Americans believe that entrepreneurship will be the defining trend of the future. Some of the factors that have attributed to the rise of the modern day entrepreneurial spirit are access to technology, a global economy, corporate stagnation, and the computer.


Creating Your Own Opportunities!

There are three kinds of people in this world: People who make things happen; people who watch other people make things happen; and people who don't know what's happening.

People who learn how to make things happen create their own opportunities. Opportunities are always knocking! Are you prepared to take advantage of and capitalize on them?

Luck Is When Opportunity Meets Preparedness.

If you are not ready when opportunity comes your way, it will pass you by. Begin at once, whether you are ready or not; the time may never be just right. Learn how to create your own opportunities - Now!

If you're looking for an opportunity; extra money; a way to create a business for yourself, or an abundant and more fulfilling life, here are a few suggestions you might try:

Find A Need -- Fill It.

What do people need, or need more of, that they don't have now? More money? More time? More peace of mind? More happiness? More freedom? What will they need five, ten, or twenty years from now? Who would have ever thought that the day would come when we would need to know how to use a computer in order to get a job; and with things changing so fast, we'll have to continue to update our skills and our knowledge or fall behind and get left out.

Experts say that every five years, about half of what they know becomes obsolete because technology and knowledge is growing so fast that they can't keep up with it.

Can you find a new way, or a better way, to fill some of the needs of people to make their lives easier, happier, safer, more meaningful and satisfying? If you do, you will be rewarded and maybe even become rich and famous.

How about you? What do you want more of? Or less of? What's missing in your life? What do you need the most in your life right now? Make a list. Once you know what you want, and why you want it, the how to get it will come to you.

It's called the "law of harmonious attraction". The intensity of your desire will attract it to you.

Find A Problem -- Solve It.

What are some of the most serious problems we are faced with today that need solving? Got any ideas? Turn on your thinking machine. Go digging for gold in the gold mine between your ears. Become a problem solver. You could become very successful by

solving or reducing some of these problems: Graffiti, violence, gangs, crime, white collar crime, welfare fraud, homelessness, pollution, corruption, cheating, lying, too much taxes, the cost of living, unemployment; the list is endless! If those are too big, pick some of the smaller problems to solve. Make a list of all of your personal problems and then go to work on solving as many as you can; if you get good at it, maybe you can start helping other people solve some of theirs.

Today is the day of the consultant - the personal coach - the mentor - the problem solver. People are willing to pay good money to someone who can advise them and help them solve their problems.

Find A Hurt -- Heal It.

So many people go through life suffering; they experience pain, loss, hardships and struggle that seem to go on forever. We all get our share eventually; no one receives just the sweet out of life without some of the bitter. Can you see opportunity in this area? Can you think of a way to help people get over their suffering, or ease their pain somehow? That's why Alcoholics Anonymous, Weight Watchers, Parents Without Partners, and thousands of other organizations and associations were formed.

Can you think of one that needs to be created? Can you write an article or book that might help people? Many writers got rich by writing a book that helped millions of people lead a better life: The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, How To Stop Worrying And Start Living by Dale Carnegie.

Can you create a product that could ease or take away someone's pain? Numerous products on the market today help people alleviate, even correct their problems, like the hot tub idea, the massager, Ben Gaye, the aspirin, and there will be thousands of new products in the future developed by someone who sees the need and the opportunity. The next great idea could come from you.

Find A Wrong -- Right It.

What are some things that are wrong in our world today that needs to be straightened out? Do you have any ideas here?

Make a list of some of the things that bother you the most.

If you had the money and power to change things, where would you begin? Develop your plan, and keep on working on it until it is faultless. Show your plan to others who have the same concern, get them involved. If you need confidence that you can do it, develop it by taking intelligent action.

Begin at once - Get some paper and a pencil and create your plan.

When your plan is ready to launch, start looking for money to get the job done. Where? Try O.P.M.(Other Peoples Money) Your Plan And Time - And Their Money. There is always someone with money who is interested in investing in a good idea. Apply for a grant; millions of dollars of grant money is available for an important project or a good cause.

Find A Rip-Off -- Correct It.

Every time the government, every government, or a business, large or small, is ripped off, we all end up being ripped off; because we are then forced to pay higher taxes and a higher cost for the services and goods that we buy.

Everyone loses, even the person who did the ripping off; what goes out eventually comes back around, usually, in more ways than one. They will get theirs in the end.

Can you imagine what would happen if we all got on a crusade and went after all of the rip-off artists, cheaters, freeloaders, frauds, drug pushers, and criminals in the world and blew the whistle on them?

Or, What would happen if The United Nations took the initiative to take charge of the world and eliminate all of these problems that everyone in the world is forced to deal with. That's what they were created for. Don't hold your breath? You can probably do something faster than they can.

Do you think that it could then make life easier and safer for the rest of us; and even reduce the cost of living drastically so that we wouldn't have to work so many long and hard hours to pay for all of the damage they cause? In addition, the stress that goes with it. The point is; problems create opportunities. Over one million cars were being stolen every year and that created a big opportunity for auto alarms and builders of, "The Club." What ideas do you have that could cut down on rip-offs?

Find A New Trend -- Get In On The Ground Floor.

Opening a video store was a giant trend, and now they are all being replaced and you can rent them on the internet.

What's coming next? Maybe you can start a new trend. Look into the future. What are some of the possibilities? It's easy to see a new trend beginning.

The next time you see something for the first time (a new product or idea) and think to yourself; What a great idea! Ask yourself, Could that possibly become a trend if someone decides to push it along? If the answer is yes, go for it!

How about an inside car alarm to ring if you're in danger from someone outside the car? Or a wrist watch pager for your kids, so that you can reach them when you want to? Or an alarm for their expensive bicycles?

Put on your thinking cap. Come up with some ideas.

Find An Idea, Product, Or Service You Can Improve On.

Since the plastic baby bottle was developed, babies have probably dropped their bottles over twenty trillion times.

Someone saw an opportunity in that problem and came up with a solution; make a bottle with a grip handle. Start looking closer at products you see all around you. Can they be made better, cheaper, safer, easier, slower, faster, smaller, larger, or prettier? Can you add something to it that would make it more valuable? Or take something off it to make it lighter or less expensive? Can they be made to do more than one thing at a time? That's how Chrysler Corporation was formed. Mr. Chrysler purchased a brand new automobile, drove it home, put it in the garage, took the entire automobile apart, put it back together again, and continued to do this over and over until he found a way to eliminate parts; bringing the cost down, while improving the car at the same time. He eventually decided that he could make a car just as good, if not better, than the rest of the automakers; and so he did. We have TV sets you can wear on your wrist; computers you can carry in your pocket; what else will we have in the near future?

Find A Waste -- Stop It.

Every twenty-four hours somewhere in the world, forty thousand people die from starvation; and yet there is enough food available to feed them all! Where is this extra food? Think about it, you and I both know that we leave enough food on our plates at the end of each meal to feed every hungry person. Or, we can feed them with the fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and herbs that we never use, but instead, just rot in our backyards and on our trees. And if that isn't enough, we can always take the unused land all around the world and use it to grow additional food.

So, where is the opportunity here?

How can you get the homeowners to let you take the food from their yards that they won't be using? How can you cut down on the wasting of food? How can you help guarantee that all of the free food we ship to the poor gets distributed fairly? Why haven't all of those brilliant people in the world resolved this problem a long time ago? Maybe there's a simple answer; and maybe you can come up with it.

Find ways to bring the cost of living down, or improve the economy. Find a way to give people more for their money; cut down on the red tape in life; help people improve their skills; cut down on wasted time in life; help people reduce their stress and gain more peace of mind.

Even in times of trouble, adversity and crisis there is opportunity. Out of every adversity in life, there is always a seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. It may be hard to recognize at the time, but eventually the benefit becomes obvious; something good often comes from something bad.

The Chinese Have Two Symbols - One Stands For Trouble, And The Other For Crisis - When Put Together, They Represent Opportunity. Our Opportunities In Life Will Always Lie Somewhere Within Our Problems.

Do We Have Troubles In This Country? How About A Crisis Or Two?


Make A List Of All Of The Opportunities Available To You That You Are Going To Take Advantage Of And Profit From.

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Rick Gettle Bio:

Philosopher, publisher, author, success achievement teacher, speaker, trainer, human resources development consultant, and personal coach to individuals, including managers and owners of many mainstream businesses.

A native of San Francisco and local businessman based in the San Francisco Bay Area Rick has been in the “people building” business since 1958.

He has been teaching “The Science of Success Achievement Course” since 1970 and has been a guest speaker for many organizations, service clubs, and conventions - a guest on many radio and TV shows and has written numerous articles on “Success Achievement Principles.” Rick’s Successercising – “Successful Living” Course Series include the following titles:

· The Science Of Success Achievement Course.
· Developing Your Personality, Presence, Magnetism, And Relationship Skills - Course.
· Overcoming Problems, Adversities And Discouragement - Course.
· Balancing Your Wheel Of Life For “Total” Success – Course
· Acting As If – You Already Are - Course.
· Finding, Pursuing, And Fulfilling Your Destiny In Life - Course.
· Building Your Creativity, Imagination, And Your Idea Manufacturing Factory - Course.
· Enjoying Life’s Greatest Riches - Course.
· Applied Faith And Perseverance - Course.
· Building True Leadership Qualities - Course.
· Self-Control, Discipline, And Self-Mastery - Course.

Teaching: Rick has been teaching “The Science Of Success Achievement Course” full time since 1970 to many mainstream companies and also teaches it three times per week in Teleclasses. He was also commissioned by The “Napoleon Hill Academy” in the early 70’s to teach Napoleon Hill’s world famous course, “The Science Of Personal Achievement” course.” He has been creating, marketing and conducting customized workshops that have tremendously improved and increased the performance, productivity and spirit of individuals and companies, large and small, including, Coldwell Banker, Prudential California, and Century 21 Real Estate Companies, AT&T, New York Life, Metropolitan, and Farmers Insurance Companies, Shearson Leman Bookers, Amway, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Herbalife,

Speaking: He has been giving a minimum of two talks per week for over 35 years to many major companies, had his own radio show titled, “Masterminding For Greater Success With Rick Gettle,” has been interviewed on several radio and television shows, and has been conducting weekly Teleseminars on success achievement.

Writing: Authored several books and articles on “Success Achievement.” Had a column, “Napoleon Hill’s Success Principles” in a major international magazine for five years. Has many articles being used by hundreds of online newsletters, has been publishing his own newsletter, “Successercising” for over five years
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Rick’s talks, workshops, courses, articles, and books stimulate positive action in people who are ready to turn their dreams into realities. He brings forth the needed motivation, ideas, plans and success formula that have been responsible for a vast number of individuals defining and achieving their goals.

Rick spent three years in the Army Air Corp and another three years in the United States Merchant Marines and then from 1954 until 1960 he spent his time in professional selling, sales training and sales management.

From 1961 until 1970, he was in advertising, promotion and marketing.

In 1970, Rick represented Nightingale/Conant Corp (Earl Nightingale’s Company. Earl was heard daily on over 1,000 Radio Stations), The Napoleon Hill Academy and Success Unlimited magazine. He created, marketed and conducted Success Achievement workshops and courses.

In 1980, he started expanding his Master Mind Alliance Success Clubs International throughout the world.

In 2000, he retired to write motivational articles, books, screenplays, songs, and children’s books.

At the beginning of 2003, he decided to go back into the motivation business and put it all on the Internet.

Rick’s Comments

In 1954, I started reading all of Napoleon Hill’s books and since then read each one over thirty-five times (I stopped counting): Law of Success, Think and Grow Rich, The Master Key to Riches, Grow Rich With Peace of Mind, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, You Can Work Your Own Miracles and Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion.

In 1970, I bought a distributorship to market Napoleon Hill’s “Philosophy of Success” program and started teaching his Success Course. I created The Master Mind Alliance Success Club to help my students follow through and put the principles into practice. In addition to teaching the course in hotels, meeting rooms and in-house in many large and small corporations, I also taught the course in San Quentin Prison and at the Delancy Street Foundation for ex-cons, pimps, prostitutes, drug and alcohol addicts.

In 1974, I received a phone call from a Mr. John Haid who was the president of the Napoleon Hill Academy. He said that he heard quite a bit about my classes and me and that he wanted to fly out to San Francisco to meet with me. When we got together, he told me he was going to set up a Napoleon Hill Academy Franchise in Northern California and wanted to find the most qualified person to run it. He was here for about a week and interviewed several eager people who wanted that privilege. Many of them were very successful and had lots of money to gladly pay for the franchise. After several meetings with each one of us, John decided that I was the most knowledgeable on Napoleon Hill’s Success principles and gave the franchise to me. I am still sharing these principles in my Science of Success Achievement Course that my students are studying today.

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