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An Aberdeen Mindset

Published on 3/5/2019
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"An Aberdeen Mindset”    is the 4th in my Tom's Vivid Views series of original copyright press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


My home town of Aberdeen in Scotland was at one time Europe's largest fishing port. Thousands of people were employed in the fish industry which comprised everything from trawlermen to dock workers to fish houses, fish processing factories and transportation. As a young kid growing up, many of my first after-school and weekend jobs were 'in the fish'.

Quite suddenly the industry died. The fishing boats left … and the oil supply vessels moved in. Yes, oil had been discovered in the North Sea. Aberdeen would enjoy a second bonanza as the oil capital of Europe! The economy thrived and entrepreneurs formerly benefiting from opportunities created in fishing turned their attention to the big bucks to be made in North Sea support and ancillary services. I was one of them.

My activities were actually two or three times down the line from direct oil related businesses but I was in little doubt that it was the front line exploration and pumping of oil (and gas) that was the prime creator of the wealth which I, and so many others, were enjoying.

In due course my business activities took me to further flung corners of Britain, Europe and the world. Many of these places had none of the wealth and attendant infrastructure which first fishing and then oil had created in the North East of Scotland. Yet I still found opportunities to create businesses. Lots of them. So many in fact that it led me to a startling conclusion.

What I realised was this – You don't need a Klondike situation in order to prosper as an entrepreneur!

Although such a thriving scenario encourages speculation, business creation and commercial activity, that in itself is not the main driver in people's entrepreneurial motivation. Yes, having a ready market and one hungry for your input sure helps, but the primary driver behind any entrepreneur is the ambition to be their own man, control their own destiny and be the best they possibly can be. With that mindset you'll find opportunities and succeed anywhere!

Proof of the point is simple :

One – If a Klondike situation alone is responsible for opportunity and wealth, then everyone would be cashing in with their own businesses. But, as in Aberdeen, they're not!

Two – Entrepreneurs invent solutions, create enterprises and make fortunes everywhere. They thrive in the most improbable places. Be it deserts, jungles, mountain tops or frozen wastes, you'll find someone profiting from an opportunity they've identified.

And they'll have identified that niche from first having an enquiring and inventive mind. The key to entrepreneurial success is little to do with the location and everything to do with the determination. Do you possess the right mindset? – an Aberdeen mindset!

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.


For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAKS (click on) where I talk of successful living and of creating both material and inner wealth. Or send for any of my best-selling Amazon books – MASTERING THE ART OF MAKING MONEY THE SIMPLEST SALES STRATEGY - SELF-IMPROVEMENT SHOULD BE FUN! - WINNING BIG IN LIFE AND BUSINESS - they are packed with my secrets of successful living and with wit and wisdom sure to get you thinking about how you manage your life. Available in Paperback and Kindle. Click the image below.

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AN ABERDEEN MINDSET  is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it informative and/or entertaining. To learn more or to get in touch with me please visit me on my website at TOMRIACH.COM

See you there! Regards, Tom.


© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2019. All rights reserved.

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It took me some years to establish myself in business but I believe that in life only the most resolute of tryers will prevail and after several years of a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest my perseverance began to pay!

I became a successful Business Consultant, Investment Adviser and award-winning Salesperson and Marketing Professional and I coined the term 'Creative Solutions' to describe my work in devising and implementing innovative approaches to situations in business, commerce and industry (some call it trouble-shooting). From my successes I grew my own group of small companies.

Today I host my 'Wake Up Leisure and Learning Breaks', personal mentoring and business guidance, in the tranquility and calm of the sunny south of Portugal and I am the author of several best-selling books in the self-help, business and successful living genres.

CONTACT ME - I'll be thrilled to hear from you!

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