ATLC #18 – Opportunities and Happiness

What are the three most important opportunities facing you in your business/career/life right now where you need to PTO?

What turns you on?

What are you ‘passionate’ (overused, I know) about?

What are your strengths?


Here are some examples listed by previous members:

– to buy some land
– to get a better job
– to help the sick and the poor
– to learn acting
– to start playing the piano again
– to grow their business; to go back to school
– to raise their income
– to give up smoking
– to improve their golf.

DFQ #18:
Choosing one of the three opportunity areas you thought of above give yourself an orange to peel. Complete (with who, when and where) the following sentence:

Regarding my (#1 opportunity) I will PTO ….

289 thoughts on “ATLC #18 – Opportunities and Happiness

  1. Regarding my #1 opportunity I will PTO the focus on customer development. We need to focus on our customer base looking for opportunities to grow our business as our physical service area is decreased.
    *With the branch manager, set weekly CD targets and follow them through, discuss in weekly pipeline.
    *When, each week.
    *Where, out on site, on the phone, at the counter – most importantly, when the opportunity arises.

  2. Regarding my masters cycling I will PTO ….follow my training program, watch diet, prepare mentally and attempt to medal at the Australian championships next month.

  3. Regarding my no.1 opportunity, I will PTO by restarting my business. I will secure an office space and sufficient fund to venture into my business.

  4. Although the problem I described in DFQ #17 — relocating — is also an important opportunity, I’ll concentrate here on another: to enhance my spiritual journey. I’ll PTO by first recommitting myself daily to the vows I’ve taken. I’ll take more advantage of the good association I have access to and search out more such association (“associate with thieves and become a thief, associate with saintly persons and….”). I’ll try and become more conscious of others, empathizing with their situations and offering what meaningful help I can, as nirvairah sarva-bhutesu, being friendly to all living entities is, as essential aspect of spiritual life. I will try and incorporate a more regulated daily reading and writing in my schedule. And I spend a few minutes each day appreciating what I have and to whom I am indebted to for these things.

  5. Regarding my passion (Motorsport) I will endeavour to gain all the knowledge and experience possible with all the other competitors past and present and this will be an ongoing process which is completed all around the country in multiple different places.

  6. Regarding my new job opportunity, I will PTO to understand the whole business, meet and understand what motivates the staff, then analyse all the data to develop an approach that will produce a innovative culture where the staff feel empowered and have a sense of responsibility and purpose.

  7. Regarding my opportunity to give my daughter the best start I can, I will PTO by simply spending as much time with her as I can. In spending time with my daughter, we will find things to have fun with and discuss, and I will learn more about her and how she learns and plays.

  8. Regarding my #1 opportunity being my relationship with my kids I will PTO ….I wish to have a great relation ship with my children(which I currently do) I need to constantly remind myself to say yes more, to make an effort to take an interest in their interests, and to spend quality time with them and set a good example as a coach/mentor and friend to them .Allow them to make decisions for themselves also, so they learn the value of self worth.

  9. I have started PTO on my #1 opportunity my meeting with the commissioner to get all the additional information to better my position and show pure intrest in the task I am undertaking to improve my happiness.

  10. Regarding my no.1 opportunity = BUSINESS GROWTH
    I shall follow up on all sales leads until they are either won or lost.
    I will take time to learn about my customers business so that I can offer the best service.
    I will make regular contact and document necessary discussions.
    I will coach all key staff members to do the same when dealing with our customers.

  11. Regarding my no.1 opportunity – achieving work/life balance. I will have conversations with my wife and my employer regarding how this can be achieved while still maximising my output and contribution.

  12. regarding my my 1# opportunity,” listening and acting “on what I have heard I will pto on using this skill to help my business flourish and grow.

  13. regarding my opportunity I would like to excel in my chosen career and lead by example to get to were I would like to be in my work place , take a interest in all this work but still maintain a good work life balance .

  14. The three opportunities I have are:
    1. To play good footy
    2. The build our carport
    3. To book in a holiday.

    Regarding my opportunity to play good footy I will sieze the day & have a red hot crack every time I can.

  15. Regarding my health & fitness opportunity I will PTO I will allocate 2 hours per week for high intensity training after work. I will also reduce the amount of gluten I have in my diet so that my system works better.

  16. Grow our business by sticking to the plan
    Alter our house by the end of the year
    Plan a long holiday in Provence

  17. Regarding my opportunity to add value to my managers – I will set aside time to ask them their needs from me. Rather than applying the one size fits all to everyone.

  18. What are you ‘passionate’ (overused, I know) about?
    LIFE and the many ways we can live it as a person, family & as a company. The fact that you can still grow at all these.

  19. Regarding my passion to grow the business I will stick to the plan of consistently visiting the guys and talking to their customers.

  20. Regarding my families financial future we will alter our spending habits to match income and therefore secure the future for our children and retirement.

  21. Regarding my quest to get fit I will push myself harder every day and not use any excuses. I will do some form of exercise every day, no excuses. Push through the pain, don’t let my head tell me I can’t do it.

  22. Most important opportunity for myself is to become a store manager. I need to continue to develop and learn from those before me, and push myself to realise this opportunity. Being positive and continually improving every day.

  23. Regarding saving for a house deposit, I will continue to put the same amount into my savings account each payday, regardless of what is happening in my life at the time.

  24. Regarding my No.1 opportunity I will PTO thinking, thinking about thinking, thinking about various different types of thinking and PRR PRR PRR PRR PRR PRR PRR PRR PRR PRR SDNT SDNT SDNT SDNT SDNT SDNT SDNT SDNT. PRR PRR PRR PRR CVS#BVS CVS#BVS CVS #BVS. The peeling of this thinking orange gives me the insight that I need to PRR clarifying my mind.

  25. opportunity for property development project this year-storage units:
    where-block identified and key stakeholders engaged
    when: complete by end of calendar year

  26. Regarding my (growing my business) I will PTO …. By getting out to see more New clients once or twice a week in the surrounding district and locally.


  28. Regarding my (#1 opportunity) I will PTO …. I’ll set out a plan, work with those closest to me and discuss how best to achieve the goal intended.

  29. Regarding my (#1 opportunity) I will PTO ….try to keep up with the hign maintenance of my house and garden. So little time – so much to do

  30. Regarding my (#1 opportunity) I will PTO ….by spending quality time with by family. Planning things that are fulfilling for us all. Working on this weekly and not losing focus will help to have a clear open mind at work also.

  31. Regarding my (#1 opportunity) I will PTO ….
    by being accountable to myself. staying focussed, finishing what I start “turning up and putting in” the time and effort

  32. Regarding my reducing golf score opportunity, I will practice techniques will watching the golf channel at my hotel in the US to see if the tips make my game better.

  33. Regarding my opportunity to grow the thinking school, I will market to more people, sharpen the courses and teach more vigorously next week.

  34. Business:
    • I have an opportunity to build a great business. A world class business that serves the needs of its customers. A cash machine that is enabling me to live the kind of life style that I want for myself and my family.
    • To make a difference the lives of the people that need my help.
    • A business that runs like a well-oiled machine, operating with well-defined processes and procedures. A business that is enabling me to be take time off and take care of my family.
    • A business that brings an abundance of financial, emotional, spiritual, emotional and physical comfort to me, my clients and the people that work with me. To be able to see that what I am doing is making a difference in people lives and provides benefits to many people that need my help. To be able to have all the financial resources that I need and not have to worry about money.
    • I want to solve problems and create value for my client in a way that is making my business unique and see my clients making progress and achieving their goals.
    • An enterprise that is going to provide value for many generations and to be able to sell my business when time comes for a handsome profit.
    Regarding my business I will PTO: to complete my 1-page business plan that give direction and focus to my business.
    • Staying active in my field and to be able to offer value for many years to come.
    • Commit to learning and furthering my career by learning new things that I can use to help my clients and friends to create better lives for themselves.
    • To contribute to the wellbeing of world by using science and searching for the truth.
    Regarding my continuous learning I will PTO: to make time slot available in my daily schedule to read and learn something new

    • My children are my most important challenges and the opportunities.
    • To give them the chance to make something of their lives and become responsible adults. To help them discover what they want to do with their lives and how they can achieve their goals.
    • My greatest joy is to see that that they are doing the right thing and to have children that are happy, healthy and productive members of the society. People that have good moral character and can provide value for others and take care of themselves financially.
    • To help them become better folks by being a good role model for them.
    Regarding my children I will PTO: to become a better listener so I can communicate better with them and be able to help them achieve their goals.

  35. I have an opportunity that’s to lead a purposeful development program for backward student. The program aims at upgrading their knowledge and skills, then to enable them to catch up with ordinary students.  I am seriously thinking of taking this opportunity-which is a good thing to do for my career. If I decide to take it I will plan to upgrade backward students not only to an ordinary level, but also to an outstanding  level, that would be a good example of applying CVS to BVS.

  36. I have not had any contact with my father since my parents separated just after my first birthday. A few months ago a friend him in another country. I now have the opportunity to make contact which I have been holding back from. This weekend I will place a phone call and see what comes of it.

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