As a course student, the first step was about getting started. Looking at the course structure and conduct of the Business Opportunity Design. Listening to the introductory session with DoktorB.
The first eye opening moment was not the solution, but the cognitive approach and working with the shape of the letters. Driven by this gamification twist (verified throughout the ABC Opportunity Futurity Quiz), Jens got closer to the real (mental, professional) roadblocks.
It was the point of identifying his core expertise that he could bring to the table when being asked for a new job assignment to select from. Tied into a job profile for years that was not made for nor created by him, he lost his focus on what he is good at now and what he was good at before. He also forgot to show off being visible, as for example how to express himself clearly and frame his offering (and ask!) to his management.
It was the mind and eye opening moment when he stated loud and and admitted that a big wall is in front of him - and the questions he was asking were the following: What is behind the wall? If there is a way out, is there a ladder that helps me to escape (from the manager that was waiting for a reply to his next career move)? Where am I really good at and it will be enough to turn that into a market offer?
Jens did not want to quit his job nor his employer. He sought clarity about his own capacity and what he really wanted.
Jens captured while proceeding from Level 1 to Level 2 in the course a sidenote what he was looking for - SMILE - it is now to continue with the opportunity resiliency practicing (Level 2). One key cognitive mechanism we recommend in the course is to 'standing still and watch your letter shape exercise evolving through your own capability' - this tiny moment will help you collect cognitively all relevant (and sort out all irrelevant) influencers. It will help to disclose your and his innate market advantage.