Mindset Mastery 173 – Lands Of Opportunity

Mindset Mastery eBookDespite the criticism that America and other successful capitalist nations endure, they are still the lands of opportunity, ripe for the picking for wealth creation. Napoleon Hill understood them to be the place for motivated wealth creators to take advantage of the Law of Economics.

Ideal Location

Most people living in America like the country, its capitalistic system and all. Worldwide the U.S. still has the reputation of being the land of opportunity. It is ideally suited to individual wealth creation.

America, and a host of other nations with abounding investment opportunities, provides all the freedom and all the opportunity to accumulate riches that any honest person might require. When a person goes hunting for big game, that person chooses hunting grounds where game is plentiful. When seeking riches, the same rule would naturally apply.

It’s Just The Beginning…

Remember that food, shelter, and clothing are only the beginning of the available sources for the accumulation of wealth. Luxuries and non-essentials have yet to be considered. Remember, the business of producing, transporting, and marketing, and selling simple luxuries and non-essential items like makeup, cigarettes, entertainment and entertainment systems accounts for billions of dollars every year; the industries involved also provide regular employment to millions of men and women who, in return for their services receive millions, perhaps billions, of dollars every month and spend it freely for both the luxuries and the necessities. Translated, this means that not only are raging opportunities abounding within these industries directly, but also indirectly by catering to the workforce whose money is waiting to be spent.

Especially remember that waiting behind all this exchange of merchandise and personal services can be found an abundance of opportunity to accumulate riches. There is nothing to stop you, or anyone from engaging in any portion of the effort necessary to carry on these businesses. If one has superior talent, training, and experience, one may accumulate riches in large amounts. Those not so fortunate may accumulate smaller amounts. Anyone can earn a living in return for a very nominal amount of labor or service.

There You Are

So—there you are!

Opportunity has spread its goods before you. Step up to the plate, choose what you want, create your plan, put the plan into action, and follow through with persistence. “Capitalist” America will do the rest. You can depend upon this much—capitalist America insures every person the opportunity to render useful service, and to collect wealth in proportion to the value of the service.

The Ability To Serve

The opportunity and ability to “render useful service” may be met with some reservation, as it sounds a lot like work. And work it is, but think about that—that work can be enjoyable and endlessly rewarding. All you have to do is choose your opportunities carefully. All of the rest of the pieces are just waiting there for you to put them together.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2010

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. The message I receive from this post is in this land of bountiful opportunities, I choose my opportunities carefully so that my work is abundantly rewarding and fulfilling.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Genetically Modified Foods – Are They Worth the Risk? =-.

  2. Hi Sean, A possible reminder here is that: although living in a land of plenty (where a full belly is taken for granted) a sleeping majority may miss true opportunities for wealth and fulfillment – possibly due to settling for second best and, falling into the trap of procrastination. Thanks for the message, Sean.

  3. Hi Sean,
    you are right – there are opportunities for everybody out there. But more often than not we find excuses and others are at fault for us not being rich/successful.
    But if we are honest to ourselves it is mainly because we are lazy, not committed, don’t want to “serve” or take action. Sometimes it is because we have been told so often that it is of no use, but that is the truth of the person speaking and it is my choice to listen to it or do it anyway.
    Thanks for your reminder to get into gear and take action!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker – Book review =-.

    • Hi Renee,

      I agree with you. We can make lots of excuses for why someone else can succeed and we can’t. It’s not until we get honest with ourselves and start taking responsibility for our lives that we can make a change.

      Sometimes we can all use a reminder that opportunities to succeed exist everywhere and it’s up to us whether or not we take action on them. Sean’s posts are an excellent reminder.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  4. My abundance comes from within. Serve by giving from within – the gifts we have. For me – that would have to be comedy. Their are plenty of opportunites – show up by taking action in the right direction.

    This is my tiny example of something that recently happened to me – I found by showing up as myself that I have attracted a comedy business as part of my network. The more I do the more abundance I will attract.
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  5. The idea that we “collect wealth in proportion to the value of the service” is disturbing to me. This means that the actors and athletes who are millionaires and billionaires are more valued than the doctors and caregivers who scrape by to save lives. Of course, this only goes to show how wrongfully people are distributing their time and efforts.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..My Book Review of Wondrous Strange by Leslie Livingston =-.

    • Sara

      We need to rethink what we mean by the term service. My experience especially in the retail sector is that service is some what lacking
      .-= Gee´s last blog ..Why You Should Just Ignore Fad Diets (Part 2) =-.

      • Service is definitely lacking in far too many different aspects of retail service. I don’t dispute that the grocery store clerk who is on their fit all day and who we expect to serve us with respect deserves more than minimum wage or more breaks. I dispute that real estate giants get away with dealing those with smaller price tags like a lesser person.

        If everyone made what they actually deserved we’d be a much richer society, those with student loans would have a job that pays them so they can afford to pay them back.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..I Am Attracting You and Your Vote Via Law Of Attraction =-.

  6. I am reminded of when I moved to Japan for a year to teach English. I was quite nervous, anxious, and excited about going. What I never thought about was the opportunity. It was a massive change – I didn’t speak a word of Japanese! But I managed.

    After a couple of months I had settled in, I felt relaxed – and I opened my eyes to see the opportunity that surrounded me. I learnt so much about myself. I picked up the language – got inquisitive, soaked up the culture, the people, gave climbing Mt Fuji a shot, met amazing people, made some wonderful friends!

    But here’s what I learnt about myself that is so valuable right now…

    I took myself from Australia – safety zone and put myself stright into the deep end – into a country I had never been to before, knew nothing about the culture apart from what I saw on TV and read in books, and I didn’t feel all that confident doing the job but I faked it (until I made it). If I can do that I can do that with every situation in my life.

    Hey guys, I never thought about that like that before. I have been seeing that as just an experience but it’s far more than that!!!

    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  7. The Land Of Opportunity, America seems like such a bigger Country compared to Australia – with far more population. Their systems are different from us – Real Estates don’t actually have a Rental section, there is no Social Security over there and no pension like Australia has.
    Hubby David was looking at an article the other day where it was saying that in the last two years America has helped to create so many millionaires, just like it did in the last depression. How is that possible? Its all with the right attitude. Those that know how to create wealth create it in any economy situation.
    Create it in any country, America, Australia – anywhere that there is opportunity for those willing to take Action. The Land Of Opportunity is for those willing to take it, and make it.
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Its Meant To Be =-.

  8. My new learning is that the lands of opportunity do not come from any “country” – outside of ourselves where we can, if we ‘fail’ can blame an outside source.

    The lands of opportunity IS ourselves. We decide what we build based on what we want to attract.

    Thanks Sean for the continued opportunities to learn… getting alot of “a-ha” moments. I am growing!!
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  9. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I believe that there are opportunities everywhere regardless of the current economic climate. I think that the more we develop the right mindset that is needed to create wealth; the more the opportunities will present themselves.

    Thankfully we do live in a land of opportunity and I have the same chance to succeed as my next door neighbor. The choice is entirely mine. I can either choose to devote my time to mastering the principles of success and learning to apply them or I cannot. Either way, it will be my choice and the choice I make will determine my destiny.

  10. There are opportunities everywhere if only we can recognise it. This would be a good subject to be taught in our schools. If only they would seize the opportunity
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Why You Should Just Ignore Fad Diets (Part 2) =-.

  11. Hi Sean

    I realised a few years ago that I was working hard and for long hours for very little in return. One day I decided that life can be enjoyable and endlessly rewarding. Like you say all I have to do is choose my opportunities carefully.

    I decided to become an Internet Marketer, and now I work even longer hours (lol) and yes it is true, I do however know the rewards will come, of that I have no doubt as we live in the land of opportunity here in Australia.

    Focusing in on my niche will give me an online business I can expand out with, very easily and very profitably. I take action now.

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