There are times when life presents an opportunity and we are not in a place to take advantage of it because we have not put in the necessary prep work to be ready. Take my current situation at the newspaper for example. I never thought I would be working at a newspaper, but when the opportunity came about I was fully prepared to step into the position. You see, the work on my blog in respect to learning basic SEO tactics and understanding how Google listings work, helped me considerably in landing my job. Had I not put it countless hours of educating myself I am certain I never would have been offered the position.
So I ask you-what are you doing now to prepare yourself for your next big opportunity? If you are doing nothing I suggest you change your strategy.