I don’t think we are ever really prepared for something unexpected.
If we’re honest, we just hope that we do our best when it happens.
For me, I had two incidents, both over this past year that I totally did not see coming.
And I have to say, I handled it like a champ.
Because I read somewhere that if an opportunity comes to you, TAKE IT!👈👈👈
Do the best you can…
I was invited to a networking event with a group I had never met before.
As I walked in I was greeted very warmly by the group and soon got to meet everyone in the room.
Then, to my surprise, I was asked if I wanted to be interviewed on camera right then and there.
My first thought was, “OMG, how do I look”, my second thought was, “am I ready to do this” and my third was “OMG, can I do this?”.
I should add, not only was I being interviewed, but the show was in Spanish.
And I don’t speak Spanish😑😑😑
But like I said, when an great opportunity is offered to you, you take it and run with it!
Before I even had time to think, I was standing in front of the camera being interviewed.
I was extremely fortunate to have a very lovely woman interview me and it all went along very well.🙏🙏🙏 #grateful
This was about a year after Opportunity #1.
I was invited to a taping of a show in the Bronx with some friends.
It was summer, it was really hot. 🔥🔥🔥
Like really hot.😩😩😩
I remember I took a nap and woke up about ten minutes before I had to leave to meet my friend.
I threw on my clothes and was out the door.🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
On the drive over to my friends house, I fixed my make-up so that I looked presentable.
But I figured, hey, it’s hot as hell out, and, I don’t know any one here, so I’m good. ☝☝☝
So, if you can believe it, It turns out, I knew the host of the show.
Someone I was friends with on FaceBook, although we had never met in person.
And I had no idea it was his show we were going to see?
As soon as I got there and we saw each other, it was crazy funny.
Both of us so happy to actually meet in person.
So imagine my surprise when I was asked to be interviewed on camera that night for the show! 😳😳😳
I should add, it was another show in Spanish, because, once again, I don’t speak Spanish.
Plus, I truly didn’t feel camera ready.
Like I said, it was HOT out that day, and I did not feel I was looking camera ready.
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aka fROG cONSULTANT
Only the interviewer (Bianca) assured me I looked great and that all would go well and so I agreed.
She was right, it did go well and I was happy with myself that I decided to do it.👈👈👈
So what did I learn from these two experiences?
That in order to grow, you have to get out of your comfort zone, as uncomfortable as that is.
As was this case with both of these opportunities.
Otherwise, you will never know how much you can do.
Here’s another lesson I learned, to look your best always whenever possible.
Because you never know when a golden opportunity might appear.
Twenty seconds of insane courage is what it took in both of these instances.
And I’m so happy I had the courage to say yes both times👈👈👈
And I hope that if you get an opportunity that scares the hell out of you.
You jump on it, feet first!
Grab it by the balls.
Have a ‘take-no-prisoners’ kind of attitude!
Because that’s how you win at LIFE!
I believe in YOU👈👈👈
Know your worth!
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Patricia <3 always
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