[Fast Cash Formula Series] Article #9 ~ Unmask Your Opportunity

I told you last time that the opportunity to get what you need or want is around you, but it’s likely hiding in plain sight.

Opportunities come to help you grow, so yours will surely require you to face a fear that’s holding you back. For example, years ago, the opportunity to triple my income in a year required me to leave the relative security of my job on the loading dock and face a subconscious fear of fire by a fuel truck.

In fact, the more threatening your subconscious finds an opportunity, the more hidden it may be. To you, it might not even exist.

Sometimes you are aware of the opportunity that could take you light-years from where you are, but you talk yourself out of it. You tell yourself you can’t afford it, so-and-so will be upset or it’s not the right time.

The Boat that Launched My Business

For example, a year or so after I left the loading dock, I was making good money. I had made other leaps and bounds in my life, and I was curious how I had done it. I wanted to understand the mechanism so that I could keep it going.

I was really drawn to go a Tony Robbins event in another state that cost $3,500. I remember thinking, I have to go to this. But I didn’t have the cash.

One morning, I was standing in my kitchen with a cup of coffee in my hand, looking out the window and thinking about the event. My gaze fell upon my boat in the driveway, which I had just paid off that week. I thought, If I sold my boat, I’d have the money.

That boat was really important to me. I grew up hunting and fishing and around the water, and it was the first really nice thing that I had bought for myself. It seemed crazy to turn around and sell it.

But then I realized that if I could figure out what I was doing to be successful and consciously control it, I could have as many boats as I wanted.

That clinched it. I sold the boat, went to the seminar, bought myself a computer, and began the process to become the multimillionaire business owner I am today.


Unmask YOUR Opportunity

The opportunity to have what you need or want is around you as well. And no matter how hidden it may seem, on some level you already know what it is, so here is a simple exercise to bring it to consciousness.

1. At the top of a piece of paper, write down your “need,” the amount to the penny of your monthly bills. Remember, in order to get what you want, you first have to master your need. If you are meeting your need every month, write down what you want. What is your financial goal?

2. Below that, make a list of the opportunities that exist in your life right now to meet your need or want. No matter how far-fetched, list everything that comes to mind.

Some of them won’t appeal to you, but that may only reflect a skewed perception. Don’t censor your ideas. Just let them flow from the Universe to you.

Your next step is to determine which of the opportunities can deliver your goal. I’ll show you how to do that next time.


David Neagle, The Million Dollar Income Acceleration Mentor and author of The Millions Within, teaches entrepreneurs and commission-based sales professionals how to quantum leap their current incomes past the 7-figure income level, often in less than 12 months. As a world-class speaker, sales trainer, and success-mindset mentor to some of the globe’s top CEOs, David also privately mentors big decision-makers in their pursuit of quantum success and peace of mind.


  1. Hey David!

    I am going through your material again and find it useful in organizing
    all of the similar themes i have studied the last 30 or so years.

    It’s great to finally see this much talked about boat.

    In my mind …the other “Dam” boat was really more responsible for where you are now.

    Keep up the great….work 🙂

    Mark J. Ryan

  2. David, thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve had a few ideas floating around in my head and think I’d better get moving on them. Two key elements: Hidden in plain sight AND reflection of a skewed perception. Hmmm. Off I go to become a millionaire! Cheerio. I’ll send you the progress reports!