“Life whispers to you all the time, your life is speaking to you all around, from the time you wake up in the morning, in every single experience…and if you don’t get the whisper it gets louder…like a little pebble upside the head…if you don’t pay attention to the problem, the becomes like a brick…the brick upside your head is a crisis…if you (still) don’t pay attention…the crisis turns into a disaster and the whole house comes falling down.”Oprah Winfrey
This quote speaks volumes. The whispers are messages that require your attention. Are you listening? Those messages come in many different forms. Sometimes they come in the form of opening doors. Sometimes they come in the form of experiences that you would have missed if you had not made one small decision. Whether you choose to walk through those doors or make the decision can be the defining moments of your life.
I have been fortunate that my career has been one of those “life whispers” where things just happened, unsolicited and sometimes without warning but when it was right I knew it was right. Out of the four companies I have worked for I only applied for two of the jobs. The first and the third. The first was of course my entree into the hospitality industry and the third was an opportunity that came up in South Florida that I applied for on a whim. I was never really considering moving from Daytona but when I went to the interview and met the GM I knew it was a done deal. Gary and I thought we were just taking advantage of a weekend away and it became one of the best career moves and a start of our new life. While it built my career, it toughened me up and introduced me to some of the best friends I would have for life. The other two opportunities found me when I was not looking. It seems that you find the best life has to offer, when you are not looking.
I also met the love of my life in one of those moments. He walked through the back door of the book store where he was already working and I was just starting, on my first day. I could not know in that moment that he would become my best friend and life partner. It was as universal as it gets, it was energy pointed in laser focus that led us to meet that day. One small decision by so many could have prevented this moment from happening. That day happened because my cousin did not take the position as it was originally offered to her, it happened because that whisper became a pebble that became a brick and hit me across the head to tell me I was in the midst of a crisis. That day could have gone so many ways instead it was the end of one story and became the start of another; one a nightmare and other a fairy tale.
It comes back to energy; these life whispers are about being in touch with your life and the energy that is all around you. My advice to you is simple:
- Create an environment for energy to come to you. If you are closed off this cannot happen.
- If you want to change your life, change your energy.
- Most importantly BE RESPONSIBLE for the energy you bring in the room.
This is life as I live it – L.