Learn to dance with life.

eduardo dorantes 1S R7MOWp w unsplash“Learn to dance with life. It will dip you and spin you, but when you learn to handle it gracefully, it turns into something beautiful.” Mary Chloe Schoolcraft Saunders

Did you ever want to throw in the towel when something seemed “off,” but then decided to go through with it anyway? Sometimes the extra effort does pay off!

I was chosen to present at a state conference. Right before the event, a combination of things started going wrong and I really didn’t think the event was going to be a go.

Then a few weird coincidences started happening. Three days before the conference, I met a person who worked with the conference organizer while we were both interviewed on television. The following day, at an unrelated event, I met a woman whose husband served on the board of this organization. (Ok, ok, I get it!)

Turns out that I did get to present, and the conference was delightful. The group was engaged, played full-out and gave positive feedback about the program. However, it wasn’t until a woman walked up to me afterward with tears in her eyes that it all came together.

She took my hand and said, “I knew I was supposed to be here today.” She had just received a scary medical diagnosis and she wasn’t sure how she was going to handle it. By attending, she found the insight she needed at the moment she needed it. We had a moment of genuine connection.

Stay tuned for the messages that let you know that you are on the right track. Little “coincidences” start to happen, and if you ignore them, you’ll risk missing the precious opportunity you were meant to realize.

Have fun,


PS – Always remember, there are no coincidences!

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