Call it a sixth sense, if you will, but sometimes I just feel certain I'm going to run into someone I know personally, or by reputation, when I'm in unfamiliar situations.Often, this means seeing and interacting with celebrities; precisely those with whom I want to speak, or for whom I have a burning question, such as author Ray Bradbury.It's uncanny, but when you travel or relocate, you seem to mix up the celestial deck so aces start showing up at the nicest times.I think we need to be ready for coincidences, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.The right attitude toward them can stimulate our awareness, and perhaps, even amplify their probability.For example, just the other day, I realized I'd like to do more public speaking, locally.
Within 24 hours, someone who needed a speaker contacted me, and the location of the event was literally, five minutes from my office!."This is too easy," I thought.But then, I realized that there is a relationship in my experience between mentally positing or postulating something, and then having the precise opportunity manifest itself.Often, there's a hidden surprise or unusual benefit associated with having your flight diverted from Miami to Orlando, forcing you to take ground transportation to reach Fort Myers by the morning.
Sure, it's a hassle, but maybe you were meant to meet someone with whom you can share a cab or limo.Maybe, you need the excitement, to draw on deeper resources to respond to the challenge.The key is to relax, and to think: I must be here for a reason; now what is it?..Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of Customersatisfaction.com, is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone® and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant.
He is a frequent guest on radio and television, worldwide. A Ph.D. from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations from Santa Monica to South Africa.
He holds the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He is headquartered in Glendale, California, and he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.For information about coaching, consulting, training, books, videos and audios, please go to: http://www.
By: Dr. Gary S. Goodman