Do you remember the very first time you booked a vacation out of the country? The anticipation, the excitement, and the regret if you happened to put that trip on your credit card because you couldn’t really afford it.
I want you to imagine this. You’re in your 20’s and you book your very first trip. You’re young and impressionable and instead of everything going right, it all goes wrong. A five-hour flight turns into a 12 hour day and instead of arriving at your destination in the daylight, you get there at 1:00 AM in the morning.
You’ve paid to stay in the “good” section of the resort where they have Wifi so you can connect with your family. Instead, you end up in a wing with no wifi for you to let your family know you arrived safely, your cell phone isn’t enabled for international use, and there’s no air conditioning (and you’re in Jamaica).
You call the front desk repeatedly but they don’t take you seriously because you’re young and you end up unable to sleep all night because the room is so hot.
In the morning you go find your vacation representative and you express how unhappy you are. You knew you shouldn’t have spent the money to do this and now instead of the trip of a lifetime, it’s a total bomb.
The vacation representative takes you to the hotel manager and what happens next blows your mind. She upgrades you to the second nicest room at the resort. You’ve got a spacious room with a California king bed and a breathtaking view of the ocean. You’re on the beach, in a room that is more luxurious than you’ve ever been in before.
Suddenly, you are living a new normal.
And the awareness that this is possible sets in and you have a decision to make.
You can continue to be the person you are, the one who could barely afford the trip, or you can use this experience, this heightened sense of awareness to change the trajectory of your life. You can go from barely surviving to thriving if you’re willing to make some changes.
This type of thing happens all the time.
Some people call it luck, others call it a defining moment and it really is life changing. Without the awareness that this is possible, you cannot consider it for you.
This story is a true story, it’s a story of someone I’ve coached and mentored who has changed their path and has escaped being below the poverty line.
Why am I sharing it with you?
Because every single day you have choices around how you show up in your business. You have choices around what you see as possible for you. You have opportunities that go untapped because you’re distracted and your awareness is not tuned in.#Opportunity is all around you if you just pay attention. Click To Tweet
Start paying attention.
Opportunity is all around you if you just pay attention.
The law of attraction is a farce unless you focus on what you want and act on every opportunity that comes into your awareness that can move you one step closer to your dreams.
I’ve just spent the last two days at ICONIC with Ali Brown. I’ve got an event for 350 people next week and this is the last place I need to be, working on my business, when my to do list for the event is a mile long.
But I’m here because I choose to always act on opportunity especially when my awareness tells me it’s something I am meant to do.
I hope this inspires you to do the same.
Have you ever had a defining moment/experience that made you change the trajectory of your life? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.