Friday, December 15, 2006

Unexpected Moments

Unexpected meetings with friends, lucky opportunities, surprise phone calls. These are the little details of life that make it interesting and meaningful. They serve as a reality check for me to experience the magic flowing quietly through my existence. I've had quite a few run-ins lately with unexpected moments. Every one makes me more and more thankful for this beautiful life I've lived so far. Think back to the last time you had an unexpected meeting, or a lucky opportunity.

Frankly, I don't believe in luck. I believe things happen for a reason. We heighten our awareness around something we want and when the time is right *boom* it's knocking on our door. My favorite of the 28 Principles of Attraction is to create a vacuum to pull you forward. Instead of pushing so hard for something, you strategically place yourself in front of the opportunity so it comes to you. Here's an example:

Say you want to paint for a living. You're passionate about it, you know your talent, you believe in your skill. Instead of telling everyone about your dream, knocking downthe door of every art gallery and paying tons of money for advertisement, make it easy on yourself. Research your key players in the art world that can speak to the audience you wish to reach. Create an oppotunity to get in front of them and *boom* instant word of mouth advertising...or a better connection that will create another open door, and another, and another. You get the point.

Don't force things. Follow your dream where it wants to go. Remain focused, but choose the right keys along the way. Swing those doors wide open and most likely, someone or something will be there with your next checkpoint...pulling your forward. Create opportunity today! Ask for what you want. I practice this with you.

Enjoy the weekend,
Coach Katie


JT Chandler said...

Hey ya Coach! Saw your post on the front page of outpost-earth... how cools it that!

I once had a racing mentor that offered this advice to me. "If you just get out of your own way you'll start to win some races". I said "huh?" at the time, but what he said makes perfect sense and relates to what your saying. See, I was trying so hard to go fast that I was actually slowing myself down. In driving a race car at peak efficiency you must "be one with the machine" and allow it to flow with the track and obstacles (competitors) in your way.

Life, business, love etc. require the same sort of harmony and when you try to "force it" you're just getting in you're own way.

Kammie K. said...


I LOVE it! Don't FORCE things...ahhhh isn't life so much easier when we allow it to FLOW naturally?

I find when I get out of my own way, doors not only fly open, people HOLD them open for me!!


Get it girl!