Let’s talk about the messages you receive and the signs that you pick up from the universe.
The podcasts you stumble onto…
The YouTube videos that pop up in your recommendations…
The chance meeting with JUST the right person to help you with a pressing issue in your business…
Even the jaw-dropping sale on the exact software that you need…
Whatever it is, there is probably a reason that you were in just the right time and place to receive that sign or message.
Let me tell you a little story!
When I first arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (where my family and I lived briefly), I saw a sign at a local establishment for a leadership conference. It had an amazing list of speakers; Simon Sinek, Danielle Strickland, and other leadership experts were going to be sharing their knowledge right there, in Ethiopia, less than a mile from where I was standing, just as I had arrived.
This was kind of a big deal!
An even bigger deal — this leadership conference was going to be SMALL. I was going to be able to interact with all of these amazing speakers.
I’ll admit it: I thought it was too good to be true.
So I left without signing up. (I know, I know…)
The next time I visited the establishment, the sign was still up. And I made the decision to step into this experience. So, I signed up.
Even though I was still busy moving into our new home.
Even though I was in the middle of a launch and “free time” felt like an imaginary concept.
The message from the universe was just too clear, and I couldn’t ignore it.
(I actually had to miss the first day because I was so busy, but I knew I had to attend the second day!)
When I arrived on the second day, I took a seat near the back of the room just as a presentation was about to start.
That’s when I discovered — those amazing speakers? They were not presenting in person. All of the presentations were done remotely.
Was I disappointed? Yes!
But I knew there was still a reason I was there. I knew there would be one nugget of information that would make the entire experience worth it.
So, I stayed.
And it turned out that there were HUNDREDS of nuggets of valuable information waiting for me. I filled up an entire notebook that day and my hand was almost cramping by the time we broke for lunch.
Thank goodness I showed up!
There is always a reason why you are where you are right now. There are always messages that are cueing you in to your destiny — you just need to be open to hearing them.