Lesson from a Puppy

Good morning, all. I’m so glad you’re here to share a few minutes with me. I’ve got a quick story for you.

We have a new pup. His name is Rascal, but it should have been Houdini. He escapes on a regular basis! My husband, Ed fenced the yard –for his protection, of course. But he keeps finding ways to get out – to run free. We’ve spent days watching him, waiting to find all his escape routes so we can block them.

I was thinking about that this morning, and how it applies to us. You see, for years I’ve worked with small groups or one-on-one. Now I’m stepping out, taking my life and career to new levels, but I keep finding fences around me.

Sometimes they’re mental – This is just too hard. I don’t have time! Can I really do this? Why would anyone want to listen to me?

Sometimes they’re knowledge challenges – HOW do I set up a website? Video? What does html mean and why do I have to know it?

Sometimes they’re other people’s attitudes – You’re doing WHAT? Why would you want to do that? You’ll never get it off the ground!

Sometimes they’re actual – time constraints, other responsibilities, emergencies and life’s little surprises that show up every day.

I could, of course, quit. It would be easy. BUT … if I’ll keep looking for the holes in the fences, like Rascal, someday I’ll run free! The dozens of challenges will be solved. My new online venture will be successful. I’ll be helping hundreds – maybe thousands – of people build better lives for themselves. And I will have found my new destiny.

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