There are 30-plus people staring at me. Right now I’m thinking about what all of them are doing: the three men sitting in chairs in front of me, the two men with lights on either side of them, and a man holding cards with large words on them. There are people with cameras in four different spots and some guy walks in front of me and about snaps my nose off with that little clip board thing.

I start to think, “Where am I and what am I doing here?” Who are all of these people and what are they doing? Some man shouts “Action!” I come back from my daydream and realize I’m supposed to read what’s on the cards and sound convincing.

Sound like your life? I was thinking about how many times we get a chance to make changes in life. I was thinking how many times people come up with opportunities for business and we sit and stare at them and look around with that puzzled look. They present us with something that requires the one thing we do not do: Take Action.

Well, life is not a movie set; it’s the live dress rehearsal that does not always give us a retake. Still we wait and wait to take action. Why? We are waiting for something better to come along. We are wondering, “How did I get here?” Well it’s time to take action.

Today I listened to a speaker tell a group they needed to investigate what people tell them. It brought me back to a preacher I knew who would give a chance at the end of every sermon to make a change in your life. Some would come forward and pray about what they knew needed changing. Others would just wait.

In today’s world we so often want to go home and Google things to see if what was being said was right. When I was a child, my pastor would tell us we needed to check the Bible to make sure he was right. He said we should never take his word for it.

But still there is a difference between those who are waiting to do research and those who are just putting off till tomorrow what they know needs to be done today. The bottom line is, it’s time to take action.

The short and, may I say poor, I’m sure, story of a person getting ready for a film shoot, was designed to get you to think of what it’s like before a director says that magic word to start recording, and playing out of a scene for a movie, or show, or any recorded event.

Well, this week we will take a few different looks at taking action in our lives, and in our businesses. It will be time for people to get up and take action if they want to change the life they have, to live the life they want. Come back each day for another way to see if you need to take action on something in your life.

Tim Gillette is the Creator of The Rock’N’Roll Keys to Business Success, using music, motorcycles and mentorship to create Entrepreneurs who lead. To find out more about upcoming webinars sign up here .  Free Online Training that Rocks


Tim Gillette
Tim Gillette

Tim Gillette is the creator of Simple Easy Marketing, a blog, video, and online content creation system designed to get results with your online marketing, even if you’re new to it. He is an award-winning blogger, best-selling author, and highly sought-after speaker who brings entertaining, educational, and empowering content to corporate and entrepreneur events. Every spring and fall, Tim hosts an event in Dallas called Blog and Video Con, which is focused on online marketing.

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