I wear a purple band on my wrist that has the words “Rock Star” on it. I got it at a bachelorette party I attended about a year ago. It didn’t really mean anything to me then, so when I returned home I tossed it in a drawer and never thought about it again. Recently, some women entrepreneur friends of mine reminded me that I am a “Rock Star”, as share my story and work with women. Coincidently, I found that purple bracelet and I’ve been wearing it ever sense. I’ve had it on about 2 months now. Seriously, it was right under my nose.
Now that I have a personal connection with these popular plastic bracelets I pay more attention to other people who are wearing them. So when I met this women who was wearing an orange bracelet I was intrigued. We actually talked for hours about this and that, when finally I had my opportunity to ask her about her orange bracelet. She shared that it was her daughters. Sadly, her daughter passed about 5 years ago from a rare form of Leukemia, she was only 20 years old. I couldn’t image how difficult that would be, I don’t want to pretend I understand either. She continued to share that the orange color represents Leukemia and the words, “Power House” represent a youth group that her daughter was very involved in and was impactful in her life. Without even hesitating I said, “Wow, you are a “Power House“. ” The women looked at me like I just said something so meaningful to her. She actually needed a minute to gather her thoughts. Then she shared with me that she is a “Power House” and had never connected that to her daughter until just now.
I feel so blessed that as a stroke of luck our paths crossed at just that moment and I played a small part in this revelation she had. You see, we often have the answers we are seeking right under our nose. Just like the designer handbag I wrote about earlier this year. Sometimes, we just need that person who is neutral and can have a different perspective to show us that the things we desire and long for are often actually within our reach. Whatever it is holding you back, know that the timing with never be right, so go find that someone who can help you see what is right under your nose. Can’t think of anyone off the top of you head? Give me a call, shoot me an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to see how we could work together to help you discover what is within your reach and right under your nose.
Now go dream, live and enjoy the ride!