Mindset Mastery 54 – Cycles Of Time And Opportunity

Mindset Mastery eBookHistory is cyclical; that is one of the first things we learn in our history classes at school. So it is not surprising that we continue to see cycles within economic circles that create cycles of opportunity. We can see many parallels between Hill’s time and our own today.

History Repeats Itself…Again

“At the time this book was written, the Great Depression was still a strong force. However, the Depression also became, in many ways, a prime opportunity for practical dreamers, because the economic collapse reduced all men, substantially, to the same level. This changed the rules of the game; the new changed world favored the masses, people who had little or no opportunity to win under the conditions which existed during the depression, when fear paralyzed growth and development.

The new, changed world demanded new ideas, new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing, new books, new literature, new entertainment venues. Those who won during this time of expanded opportunity possessed one dominating quality–definiteness of purpose, knowing what they wanted, and a burning desire to possess it.

An Age Of Rebirth

The Great Depression marked the death of one age, and the birth of another. This changed world required practical dreamers who could, and did put their dreams into action. The practical dreamers have always been, and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.

Our modern world is primed for practical dreamers and personal wealth creation again. Our convenient and easy-living societies are ever on the lookout for the next great tools that will make us money and ease our lives; and as work lives are relieved and wealth is created, we are ever on the lookout for more interesting and fun ways to spend our earned leisure time. All of this translates into a marketplace with something for everyone, and a need for people who can provide it. It also translates into huge sums of money being created and traded on the open market, setting the stage for investment potential the likes of which have never been seen before; investment potentials that are well within the reach of even the most menial earners.”

Changing Opportunities

Changing times create changing opportunities, and today’s world is ripe with opportunities to build wealth. Those who can learn to cultivate that mindset and definite desire will certainly find that being financially prosperous is an equal reality for them. In our next post we’ll explore how our changing times have created opportunities for every type of wealth creator.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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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. Great post Sean. Many of the analysts who I read (mainly those that are not mainstream), are saying the same things. There is great opportunity even now, but more so in the not too distant future

  2. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    There will always be cycles of boom and bust that offer great opportunities. But for me, I feel very lucky to live in Australia. I feel like there are always opportunities for me to succeed on an everyday basis regardless of the economic climate.

    For example, I can improve my level of education so that I can get a better paying job and have more money to invest in shares or real estate, if I want to. We are really fortunate living in Australia because I can be anything I want to be and what I want to do or have is only limited by whether I capitalize on the opportunities that exist. Compared to some other countries in the world, I have lots of opportunities to create the life of my dreams.

  3. There might be a people saying that there are not so many opportunities at the moment because the economy is in a downturn. But I guess they might say the same when the economy is booming again, this time because everything is so expensive so they can’t get into whatever market.

    If it works this way round, the opposite is also true: there are ALWAYS opportunities around, you just have to look out for them, take them, and do what it takes. Nobody says it is easy and just happening. But it is possible. Enough people proof it all the time.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  4. There are plenty of people who cheer in a downturn. Just ask them what they’re so happy about. They’ve probably seen or taken an opportunity that others haven’t.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  5. You knnow, I think it’s just the type of opportunities that change – whether its a boom or a bust, there is always something to be done. We do well when we just keep our eyes and ears open, and stay aware.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  6. We talk today of exploiting niche markets in the internet. Likewise, you could say Napoleon also exploited the big niche market of his day, practical advice on how to get free from the effects of the great depression. His book exploited the niche perfectly and would have made him much richer if he had been a bit smarter.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  7. Hi Sean,
    I am starting to really get it. Changing times only means that the opportunities change. I recently heard at a seminar that now is a very good time for getting backing by investors.

    Apparently they have pocket loads of money right now that the downturn has finished and they are looking for anything that they think will give them a return on their investment. Inventions are high on the list that interests them. I think that’s interesting and is a great opportunity for anyone who has a good idea that can make money. You just need an idea and a business plan.

    Thank-you Sean for the info here.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

    • Hi Jill,

      Wow! I would have thought that inventions would be a high risk opportunity regardless of what the economy is doing. I guess though that it really depends on the quality of the invention.

      I guess it depends on how you look at it. I’m still stuck in the property and shares mindset.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  8. Hi Sean,
    thank you for posting this. Times of changes are times that are full of opportunity! Those who can adapt and evolve with the changes can prosper while those who do not become perfectly equipped for a world that no longer exists. Change is constant so we have to accept it and grow. Thank you for reminding us!
    .-= Reprogramming Mind´s last blog ..reprogramming mind video special =-.


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