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Today my son had a basketball game. He plays JV basketball and is a pretty good shot. While he jokes around saying how awesome he is, everyone who knows Liam also knows he is a team player and in real life, he would do anything for a friend or someone in need, he has a heart of gold.

Often after a game, we talk about what was good or needed work and the advice I give him so often is “don’t pass so much, you have the shot so take it.” Note: I’m not telling him to ignore his coach or anything, I’m simply saying to him that you’ve got the ball, and an opportunity, now do something with it.

How is this business related? Simple, how many ideas have you had that you didn’t act on; only to see someone else create a successful product or service doing the thing you thought about?

How many times have you said “this would be better if…” then done nothing and two years later someone made it better…and they’re making millions from that idea?

How many times have you been attracted to someone but never said a word, only to see her/him end up with someone else, unhappy, and thought to yourself “what if?”

The famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Guess what…he was right!

Life offers you shot after shot, moment after moment, all you need to do is take the shot because you may be just one moment away from the shot that changes your life.

By the way, that video above is my son Liam, taking a free throw.

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