A couple years ago I was sitting on an airplane coming home from just having lunch with Ken Davis and came up with the BEST list of my life. Yes… I flew all the way to Nashville, TN to have lunch with someone I’d never met before and he had NO idea who I was. Let me tell you the story…
I signed up for an event Ken was hosting and I was so excited to glean shiny golden nuggets of information from him. He held the secret… the key that would unlock the door of my next great journey! The problem was that only 2 other people had the same feelings as I did. (Besides Ken, of course.) Ken was kind enough to call me personally to let me know he was canceling the conference.
I was bummed… I was angry… I was defeated… Did I say I was angry? I already had a plane ticket to Nashville, a hotel room, and a free weekend.
Well… with a little insight from a very smart friend… I put on my big girl panties and called Ken back. ”I already have a plane ticket… will you meet me for lunch?” Will he say yes? Why in the world am I doing this? Who do I think I am? This is Ken Davis and I’m just… Lisa. Lucky for me and my ego, Ken agreed.
Ken has been a blessing to me ever since. I learned enough from him in one hour over spinach and salmon, that fueled my passion this last year. Our conversation was a hodge-podge of advice and fatherly direction that will one day, with a lot of hard work, come full circle.
I eventually made it to Ken’s next summit and met fantastic people who are living my dream and who are quite inspiring to me! (I’m just 3 or so years behind them.) Going to this summit was a double edged sword… I was feeling frustration yet determination. Frustration that there was so much to learn and do yet determination that if this is what I want, I need to go for it! However, I never would have attended if I hadn’t made the one call that I was scared to make. The call to Ken to invite him to lunch…
There was so much to learn from this experience but my biggest take-away was to do “the thing” that scares me.
I cannot live my life afraid of how people will respond to me.
I cannot live my life without taking chances.
I will not live my life regretting something I didn’t do.
I will live life at full throttle…
What are you afraid of? Is there a decision you need to make that scares you? What fear do you need to overcome in order to live life at full throttle? Are you prepared to take the chance? The rewards are wonderful!!!