Which Direction Are You Facing In Business And In Love —–> Future, Present Or Past?

  • Have you been blind sided by change, unable to keep up with latest trends?
  • Do you feel like a dinosaur living and working in a new and changing world, a world which has become increasingly difficult for you to navigate? 
  • Are you struggling to build a successful counseling or coaching practice, unable to attract enough clients and forced to work for someone else at a lower salary?
  • Have you been unwillingly had to close or downsize your business that had previously been quite successful or have you been laid off from a secure well-paying position?
  • Is your current relationship struggling to survive or are you afraid you are about to lose the love of your life?

You may be suffering from a mindset that is holding you back from inevitable change.  The world and our lives are rapidly changing and evolving.  Not everything is within our own control.  In fact, the only thing we can consistently control is the way we think, feel and respond to any given person, place, or situation.

Where Are You Focused?

  • Past-Oriented – You are most comfortable in the past, are not comfortable with change and may even actively resist change.
  • Present-Oriented – You know the future is coming but you do not purposefully think about it because you are focused on handling what is happening now.
  • Future-Oriented – You are excited about where the future is going, excited about the potential opportunities of new tools, and one of the first to adopt and use new stuff.

On my radio show I have had the privilege of speaking to so many amazing men and women, people who are proving that life can get better and better as we recognize and grasp opportunities, even before they appear.  Daniel Burrus is  a man whose orientation toward and understanding of the future has enabled him to create not one but six lucrative businesses based on future trends that he recognized in advance.


This forward thinking man has been referred to by The New York Times  as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. He has delivered more than 2,800 keynote speeches worldwide and is a strategic adviser who has guided executives from Fortune 500 companies, as well as small and medium size businesses, to develop paradigm-shifting strategies for capitalizing on enormous untapped opportunities. Burrus practices what he teaches; he’s started six companies, four were national leaders in the first year, and five were profitable in year one.

How Did Daniel Burrus Create Multi-Million Dollar Businesses?

That was the burning question I asked him at the start of our radio interview.  As a former professor, an athlete, an academic, an educator and a therapist I have always loved learning, studying and practicing skills.  However, the nitty-gritty of successful business building has always eluded me – until now.

In his 7th best-selling book, The Anticipatory Organization, Daniel Burris has broken the code and revealed what it really takes to not be unhinged by obstacles, disruptions and problems.  Instead, he teaches us how to transform our mindset by shifting our perspective toward the future.  That’s when he explains how to recognize opportunities before they are obvious to others and to boldly step out and grab the golden ring. 

He shares with us so many stories that reveal why his system works and how we might implement these processes in our own business building practices.  For example,  he tells us that sometimes it is better to “skip a problem” than to attempt to solve it.  He suggests that we identify and pre-solve problems before they occur.  We learn a simple way to jump ahead of our competition with low risk. (Who wouldn’t like that?)  And he explains why we need to become a “disrupter” rather than “being disrupted” by change. 

At the end of this powerful interview, Daniel Burrus has offered all of my listeners a “FREE COPY” of his life-changing, business transforming book.
Please take the time to listen to his words of business wisdom.  This just might be the best 32 minutes you have spent in a very long time.


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Dr. Erica
Love Mentor and Relationship Healer
Where There Is Love There IS A Way

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Dr. Erica Goodstone is a Spiritual Relationship Healing Expert helping men and women heal their bodies and their relationships through love.For several years she has posted hundreds of articles, blogs, radio shows, videos and shared there on all the major social media channles.Having presented her comprehensive relationship healing programs throughout the U.S. and Canada over several decades, she has helped literally 1000's of men and women to heal through learning how to love.Online she continues to expand her message globally.Dr. Erica believes "Where There is Love There IS a Way".When you love, accept, listen and pay attention to your body, trust your own sense of what you truly desire,and strive to understand, appreciate and really know the other people in your life, anything and everything is possible.As therapists, none of us can do it all alone.We can work together to create a healthier, happier world.

8 thoughts on “Which Direction Are You Facing In Business And In Love —–> Future, Present Or Past?

  1. Elise Ho

    I love this post. I am future-oriented with a firm foot in the present. I also look back from time to time. My purpose in that is to learn the lessons that the past has to teach.

    1. drerica Post author

      Hi Dr. Elise,
      Yes, We need to look back. In counseling, I always begin by taking a full history, getting clients to look back at their past, but for the purpose of understanding why they do what they do in the present. And the goal is to make small changes in the present to consciously shape the future.
      Dr. Erica

  2. Richard Monssen

    Hi Erica,

    What a nice thought provoking article! I’ve found myself living in the past when depressed, self analyzing mistakes and poor judgement. I now permanently stuck in the future – lol – I see the future as a very exciting prospect in many ways now, this was due to reforming a new brighter picture of my future.

    Like you I follow certain people one of which is Ray Kurzweil who currently heads up Google R & D – self made millionaire and inventor. He analyzed the future of technology using Moores Law with that info he designed his inventions based on future needs related to tech.

    I may have found another great person to follow thanks Erica 🙂

    1. drerica Post author

      Hi Richard,

      In his book, The Anticipatory Organization, Daniel Burrus does mention Moore’s Law – and so much more.
      As much as I have been innovative and ahead of my peers in learning tech stuff for web sites and social media,
      blogging, radio shows, etc., I find myself resistant to apps and learning new things on my smartphone.
      I know that so many people use their phones more often than their computers and it provides business opportunities. So many of us can be future oriented in some ways and stuck in the past or present with other things.

      Dr. Erica

  3. Taiwo Emayosanlomo

    Hi Dr. Erica,
    I like the eary paragraphs of is post, as it focuses on looking out for where the trend is going and to take advantage of it when need be.
    Daniel Burrus’s story is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

    1. drerica Post author


      Daniel Burrus started as a teacher. With his forward thinking style, he did not have to learn technology. Instead, he hired a college student to create an app for him based on what he wanted. And both of them created huge income as a result. I love the way he has seemingly effortlessly optimized his opportunities into large incomes.


      Dr. Erica

  4. Lesly Federici

    I have divorced myself from the past. The only real moment in my life is now.. why should I carry around the past when it can’t be changed …. I can only go forward…

    1. drerica Post author

      I love that expression “I have divorced myself from the past”. Once we have reviewed our past and recognize the lessons gained, what further benefit do we get from looking back? I applaud you for focusing your attention on the future. That is where our current creative ideas come into the fruition.

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