About the Authors
Keith Nelson learned what not to do when presented with an opportunity through many first person experiences. As a result he gained a wealth of diverse experience and a keen insight on how to reverse engineer a failed outcome into a process for success. Nelson completed his well rounded educational background with majors in Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, and a master’s degree in Education. His enthusiasm to explore new opportunities led him through an interesting assortment of careers including stints as a tax assessor, insurance claims representative, small business owner and entrepreneur, website designer, personal trainer, natural bodybuilder, Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, teacher and coach. Through this assorted background he has gained the experience necessary to make him an expert in the area of recognizing and dissecting various opportunities.
Anthony Rienzi began creating opportunities for himself at an early age. During high school he and his brothers started a small business that flourished into a thriving, expanding enterprise. After earning a degree in accounting he worked for several years as a sales representative and was involved in various aspects of business management. Circumstances and choices led to a career in law enforcement and he served as police officer for the NYPD. Later he became a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and ultimately achieved a position as a Special Agent within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His insatiable desire to achieve more and share his knowledge led to the writing of this book, which will enable others to benefit from his diverse experience.
As DEA and FBI Special Agents the authors were trained to use fact based interviewing techniques and investigative analyzing skills. These same skills were used in order to break down a missed opportunity and identify what went wrong and how it could have been corrected. Through personal experiences and conducted interviews the authors took repetitive facts of failure and utilized them to create an outline of skills and techniques for success, which are presented in this straightforward informational book
They believe that all the knowledge gained through multiple missed opportunities should be shared with others in order to guide them through their own decision-making processes so that they can seize life-changing opportunities without regret. They are eager to share the experiences presented in this book and are excited for readers to gain invaluable benefits that will help them improve their lives, reach their goals, and live out their dreams.
We should always be striving to better or improve ourselves on the inside and out. Constantly developing our perceptions and evolving our way of thinking will keep us moving in a positive and satisfying direction moving us closer to our goals and dreams.
Personal Development is taking personal responsibility for one's direction in life through a process of learning, taking action, persistence and reflection.
Continuous Learning: We must embrace learning. It exercises the mind, expands possibilities and awakens opportunity. Learning new things is a way to slow down time and increase happiness. If you are feeling like your life is at a standstill or you’re stuck on the treadmill to nowhere then you must increase your ability and capacity to learn. Become a lifetime learner.
Taking action: People at the pinnacle of any profession share the quality of being the ones who take action. Ideas are important, but they’re only valuable after they’ve been implemented otherwise they will won’t go anywhere.
Persistence: Persistence is the ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings. You press on even when you feel like quitting.
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge
Reflection: Is about how we perceive ourselves and our surroundings. Improving or changing our perception of reality brings consciousness, empowerment, discovery and change. Reflecting on ourselves gives us a sense of responsibility for our own lives.
Opportunities are the doorways to success.
Have you ever regretted a missed opportunity? How valuable would it be to learn the skills necessary to recognize, create and most importantly take advantage of opportunities in order to become successful?
At Missed Ops we have researched countless missed opportunities and diagnosed them to reveal what they did incorrectly. Read about, discuss and learn the skills necessary to recognize, create and most importantly take advantage of opportunity by learning what NOT to do first.
If you are like millions of other people out there, then you have experienced the regret of missing an opportunity. You may have endured the despair of wanting something and failing to reach it. You might have felt the sting of being rejected by others. Or you might have simply let a good opportunity slip away because you didn’t know what to do to reel it in and capture it.
Our lives are a series of opportunities that coincide, reflect and compound on one another. This often over looked but simple fact is the essential information you need to start with in order to succeed at anything you set out to do.
If you are not exactly where you want to be in life or have not achieved the level of success that you dream of, it is because of missed opportunities.