I believe in working hard for certain outcomes. I believe in setting goals and doing whatever it takes to reach them, to develop enough mental toughness to learn not to fall at the first hurdle. But I also believe in the power of attraction too. I believe in putting stuff out there, in meeting the Universe halfway. I believe in taking opportunities when life gives them to you, whether or not you think you're ready for them. Leap!
About two months ago, for a laugh, I started writing a list in my journal. A list of...I hesitate to call them famous people (some of them are!) but certainly people who are very well known in their field. I called it "people I'd like to have coffee with". I didn't think about whether it was realistic or not, I just allowed myself to dream big and indulge in some fantasy. I ended up writing down the names of about 50 people I would like to buy a latte for while we have a chat about their life and work, to find out how they got to where they are, what motivates them, what keeps them up at night, what makes them smile.
Yesterday, I had an hour long phone call with number two on the list!! It would have been coffee but she's in Australia ;)
In a few weeks, I'll be launching a new exciting venture and you'll get to hear the whole thing but here's a sneak peek for you:
Yes, that's right - it was Nikki Gemmell!
As mentioned in this post of mine! I'm still PINCHING myself!! :D
So today, I encourage you all to think about a secret dream you might have, however small it is, and just put it out there. Scribble it down in bold letters in your journal. Text it to a friend. Write it down on a postcard and mail it to yourself. Be brave enough to send a tweet or an email to someone you admire. Put it out there, let the energy travel out into the world....you never know how it might return to you!
Who would be on your "like to have coffee with" list?