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Monday, May 9, 2011

My Journey to a Seminar

It has been a while since I had an entire day to rest. On Saturday I went to bed at 9 PM (I think it is the first time I ever went to bed this early). I was so exhausted that I couldn't stand (which leaves me wondering if that is the reason why my Lakers lost on Sunday?).

Saturday was a dream come true for me. I have spoken in front of hundreds of people before, but this particular event had something special to it. We had a line up of amazing speakers, guests showed up as expected and I had so much fun being on the stage sharing my story. I had great feedback and many of our guests expressed interest in meeting up with me so that I could share with them what we do at Goal Achievers.

It was eight years ago that Paul and I used to meet for breakfast almost every Saturday to talk about what we wanted to do in the future (one of them being Paul paying for the breakfast lol). As I was waiting for my turn to speak on Saturday, I couldn't help but notice the smile on Paul's face. He did not have to say much. I knew what the smile meant. “Yes we made it”. Who knew?

These are the finest moments of my life as I am getting ready to go back home to Burundi for three months, and return to Toronto to run Goal Achievers Canada full time. Yes Torontonians, June 14 will be my last day at my current job (a job that has been a blessing to me for almost 7 years). I am dedicating the rest of my career to help others achieve their goals, doing what I love to do: writing, coaching and speaking.

Sometimes we do things or things happen to us that we do not realize their impact on our our life until we share them with others. As I was talking with my good friend Jeff, he couldn't believe what was happening to me. I mentioned to him that all these good things started to happen to me since I got married (I know I am getting too personal here lol). It doesn't seem to stop (and I don't want it to stop lol). I will always give credit to God, but my wife is playing a big role in my life (I hope she will read this one lol). She just allows me to, and she is with me every step of the way (even though she is miles and miles away). What a blessing.

My friend Barry said at our seminar “if it is not my genius, it's not my job”. How true it is! Once we find what we are supposed to do on this earth, the rest is not even up to us. We enter in a flow that allows us to reach our goals effortlessly, the right people seem to show up at the right time, and even challenges don't seem to affect us anymore. We know it is part of the process.

My challenge to you all is to find what you love to do, and then do it. Something that you feel you could do for free, something that you fall in love with, something you are so passionate about that you can't wait to wake up in the morning so that you can do it. When that happens, just watch how things move so quickly that your next challenge becomes finding a way to manage them. It takes faith to take the first step, but once you take the step, the rest will fall into place. Remember you have to plant a seed first before it can grow into a tree. But, please do not forget that it is all about the journey, not the destination. That is the word from the Journeyman.

Moral of the story? Do you want to enjoy your life? Just find what you love to do and my friend Paul will buy you breakfast.

Always a pleasure

The Journeyman
Twitter: @journeymanstory

1 comment:

  1. Your talk was absolutely amazing Patrick! I was so moved by your stories and felt so motivated! People sitting all around me were loving you!

    You are a superstar and am SO PROUD to say you are a great friend!