Have you noticed how printers have a knack of waiting until you have an important document to print in a hurry before they tell you they are out of ink? What a cruel trick – and a cue for me to be become more organised and have a spare to hand. This morning I was in a rush to print some flyers for my January Daring Damsels Self Esteem Booster Workshop. I wanted to attend Cappuccino Connections in Aylesbury and take the flyers with me.
After running off 10 copies which I realised were of poor quality I knew I’d have to make a quick trip to get some new ink. I went out to the car to and noticed a tyre was looking somewhat deflated… mmmm… great – not. The event was starting at 10.00am (a drop-in event) and it was now just after 10am. I drove to find some ink and looked at the tyre again… Ooops… it was really looking flat… I trundled a few hundred yards to the garage and put some air in the tyre. After getting home, printing my flyers I was ready to head to Aylesbury. A quick glance at the tyre told me the air was escaping; a calculated guess told me I was pushing my luck but I was determined to get to the event. I thought I’d call the road recovery people when I got to the venue to ask them to rescue this damsel and put on the spare tyre. I held my breath as I drove… but as I got to within 2 miles of the venue I knew it was time to pull over and make the call. Maybe it was the smoke coming from the tyre that was the giveaway? Ooops… I know I’m so naughty!
Having had breakdown cover for 20 years – this was the first time I’ve ever used it. It was a good experience. The lovely Knight of the road arrived within 40 mins and popped the spare on. After thanking him I looked at the time… it was midday. Exactly the time the networking event finished. Mmmm…. so what to do? Return home with my flyer or go anyway. Of course, I whizzed down the road and arrived within 5 minutes. The leader of the networking welcomed me warmly and with a twinkle in her eye reminded me they begin at 10am and finish at midday – not begin then! Ha ha very funny! There were about 8 ladies still remaining – and out of the corner of my eye I spotted a few plates groaning with chocolate cookies!
Now the most amazing thing happened. I was introduced to a lady who was getting ready to leave. She is a trainers trainer – exactly what I need right now; someone who can help me to prepare myself for the January workshop. How wonderful! I need all the tips and training I can get in order to deliver the best possible experience to my attendees. I feel very grateful. We have agreed a training session. So the lesson for me was – if you keep getting knocked down, keep getting up – and keep positive. Focus on what you want – not on what you don’t want. The Universe may test your perseverance by throwing up some obstacles and it will also reward you if you remain on target. If you’ve not watched/read The Secret – do get yourself a copy.
So, what would you have done in my shoes? Maybe you wouldn’t have risked the tyre in the first place? What are you focusing on? Are you on target? What support could benefit you? Who could help? If you would like a copy of my Daring Damsels Self Esteem Booster Workshop flyer – do message me.