Pay attention to your surroundings.
Be aware of subtle shifts and recurring happenings.
Be curious when new and different ideas surface.
Be a great “defensive driver” always honing your peripheral vision.
Notice new patterns and themes showing up in your life experience.
Often, the best opportunities are lurking in the shadows waiting to be discovered.
How much potential do we squander as we plow through our tunnel vision regimens and carefully crafted plans?
Listen for the meaning behind the message.
Always carry a pen and a note pad just in case one of these game changing ideas emerges from the noise . . . CAPTURE these new ideas because they are inherently fleeting (flashes in the pan).
These days, every sense we have is clouded by the incessant NOISE of digital entertainment, the 24/7/365 accessibility our culture has trained us to practice, and the myriad LOUD barkers clamoring for our attention.
Listen to your heart . . . Has this thing caught your attention because it resonates with you or some aspect of your work?
While it might not be in perfect alignment with your plans and goals, there’s a reason . . . Can it be adopted with a measure of adaptation?
If it shows up again, do some research . . . Invest some time for pondering.
The 3rd time is the charm . . . Time to take appropriate ACTION!
THIS is what goes on in the head of most entrepreneurs and is often fertile grounds for amazing synchronicity and innovation.
When is it to be?
When you are ready . . .
Go ahead . . . be that intrepid explorer, and quit worrying about what other people think.
The good news is that, if you heed all of the above advice, you will raise a ruckus and be noticed.
It’s never “too late” to do this . . . Most of the insanely successful people I know got “there” in their 50s.
I figure I’ve got a good 30 years left of my lease on life, and I’m fueled by this burning passion to get it all done . . . and I feel an urgency because God may have a different (shorter) timeline than 30 years.
This is the line of thinking that keeps us humans engaged and lifted up.
Just riding this wave . . .
After thought – Well – really a forethought . . . About a month ago, someone suggested I do a podcast. I “captured” the idea and set it aside “for another day” . . . a week later, I got another nudge, so I decided to do a little research about how one might do this podcast thing . . . It wasn’t “important enough” for me to slog through all of the millions YouTube videos and “PodCast DIY websites and training programs, so I put it on my “some day shelf” . . . Yesterday, I was working on my calendar for the week, and I saw the word “podcast” in my notes . . . Then my computer dinged with a “last call” for registering for Seth Godin’s workshop entitled “The Podcast Fellowship”.
You cannot evade fate . . . I signed up and will be airing a PodCast in the not too distant future.
So . . . What’s on YOUR list of things that have intrigued you but not (yet) enough to take action.
Now might be the right time 🙂
More about this in this morning’s BarrysDriveTime.com