Several years ago I learned that one of my favourite authors was facilitating a workshop and even though it had a bit of a hefty price tag attached to it, I made the decision to go. On the ticket it clearly stated that doors would close once the seminar began. So essentially if you’re late…tough luck.
Fast forward to the day of the event. the workshop was to begin at 6pm sharp. At 5:30 I realized I had done something I’d NEVER done before…I had left the house without giving my diabetic dog her insulin injection.
It would take me at least 45 minutes to get home and then another 45 minutes to get back.
I left the event and the thought of having to go back to ‘try’ and get in did not appeal to me at all. I had pretty much convinced myself that it would be okay if I missed it.
But thankfully on my way home, a friend called and reminded me why I should go back. And go back I did.
Now this might not seem like a big deal for most people but as a shy introvert, the thought of having to walk into a room where there would be hundreds of people was unnerving. I think I conjured up every worst case scenario as I raised my hand to knock on the door. The door opened and I felt hundreds of eyes turn in my direction including the speakers’. With flushed cheeks, I apologized and made a beeline to the first available chair.
And you know what? Those few moments of discomfort were SO worth it because it was an evening that changed my life. I ended up leaving an unhealthy relationship, I quit smoking, I started a side hustle, and as a bonus, I ended up become close friends (read: we dated & I may kiss and tell in another blog) with the author and that friendship continues to impact my life in beautiful ways.
We are constantly given choices and have decisions to make in our business (and our life) and it can be so easy to over think whether you should or shouldn’t go/do/be…
Is there something you want to attend? To purchase? Someone you want to work with? Reach out to?
See how you can make it happen and maybe it’s not right now but either way, say yes to you and watch magical things begin to happen.