“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity” ~ Oprah
I recently heard that quote from Oprah and it really struck a chord with me because I have always believed that I am a fairly “lucky” person, and yet at the same time, I have always worked for what I have wanted. I believe in blind faith and destiny as well, there are some things that are just meant to be and will be no matter what…but I also believe that we can work towards, create and shape our destiny too.
My friends have always teased me that things “fall in my lap”…but do they or do I take steps to make things happen? In a way, this is a little of “did the chicken or the egg come first?”
When I decided to start a home staging business, I jumped into it full force. In typical fashion, I didn’t quite think all the logistics through but I knew I wanted to do it and that I had to get some clients. So I created tons of flyers, and went to every real estate office in my area and dropped off brochures in every realtor’s mail box. I had my first job within two weeks. Again, my friends teased me about my good fortune.
However, it wasn’t just good fortune. I spent numerous hours creating the content of my brochure, and numerous hours literally “pounding the pavement” delivering the brochures to whom I specifically thought would be my most appropriate target client (realtors) ~ and that is why I believe I got that first job so quickly. It was my preparation along with a current opportunity.
Here are some pictures from my past life as a home stager.
Umm….the after’s are the bottom images if you’re wondering.
Ok, what’s my point here? My point is….wish for luck but take steps to create your own destiny in life! You can guide the direction your life goes in.
Cheers! Here’s to wishing that your preparation meets your opportunity in life!