Last week-end I took some time off. It was so cool to relax and do nothing (if you call “watching movies” doing nothing).
On Saturday a great friend of mine came to visit me and we spent many hours together. When I told my sister in law who was coming, she laughed and said: “it is going to be a great meeting between two intellectuals.”. I laughed a lot and I was also honored as my friend is such a brilliant guy. Every time I am with him, I always learn something new.
As it has been a long time without seeing each other, we took time to catch up a little bit and he asked what I was up to. He knew almost everything about me as he is a great fan of my blog. There was really nothing new he was going to learn from me.
However, as I was telling him my stories, I realized something. I have been creating my life the way I wanted it without even noticing. Here is an example
1.In 2008 I decided I wanted to be a professional speaker
2.The same week, my coworker introduced me to Toastmasters (she did not know about my decision to become a speaker)
3.Two weeks after, another coworker told me that United Way Toronto was looking for speakers (since then, I have made over 45 speeches for them)
4.Through Toastmasters, I was connected to a company that trains people to become professional speakers (I went for a training in Dallas Texas in March 2009)
5.My very friend who visited me on Saturday asked me to be the MC at his wedding last year
6.The cameraman at this event saw me do what I do best and asked if I could be the MC at his engagement party
7.Three other invitations to be the MC came from people who were at this party including two for fundraising events
8.From one of these events, I was connected to BANA, the organization that put together the convention in Montreal this year (I guess you know who was the MC at this event too)
9.Few weeks ago, I met Phil Tailor who is the founder of Goal Achievers International. He works with a group of professional speakers and helps them to achieve their goals (I officially joined the group last week)
10.The list goes on and on
I just realized that me deciding to be a speaker made people and circumstances align themselves to help me achieve my goal. Wait until my book comes out. You will read plenty of these kinds of stories.
Moral of the story? Do you want to achieve your goals? Just set your goals on what you want to accomplish and you will be invited at weddings.
Always a pleasure