1 Call, 4 Lessons – The Art Of Allowing

As you know, when people say “Let’s stay in touch…” that very rarely happens.

There’s a really good friend of mine that I’ve know for a while now and she and I were talking about how much we enjoy talking to each other. As we were finishing our conversation a few weeks ago, we said “we need to stay in touch…”

But the interesting things is that she said, “We should talk at least every two weeks.”

That was different….but I think it’s the answer to why we don’t ‘stay in touch’ when we say we will… we don’t create finite plans to do so. We just ‘leave it out there’ (mainly for the other person) to just randomly happen..

Lesson 1: Make finite plans to do things… instead of just leaving things up for grabs. They’re 1000 times more likely to actually happen

Anyway, here’s the cool thing I wanted to share…

She called me a few days ago (as we agreed), but I was unable to answer the phone and she left a message. “Hi Antonio, I’m calling to see how you are doing and to touch bases with you as we agreed to do every two weeks…”

I meant to call her right back…but admittedly, I didn’t (I was “busy”)

So yesterday, I was laying in the bed and she popped into my head… I was a little ashamed that I hadn’t called her back in 5 days…

So I immediately jumped out of the bed and called her.

Just at that very moment she was on the way to a seminar of a well known speaker that I just so happened to be talking about the day before.

Here are my exact words: Man I really with this guy would come to Atlanta because I want to see how he does his presentations… (I’m starting a new seminar business and I wanted to get some ‘advice’ from one of the greats.)

Perfect Synchronicity!

I was feeling ‘stuck’ and was a little down about the progress (or lack there of) of this new venture of mine…and decided to CHOOSE to feel better about my situation.

The next day, I get an answer to my ‘prayer’.

Amazing.

Lesson 2: Be clear on what you want and intend it. You have to ‘ask’ for what you want to receive it. Imagine going to a restaurant and not giving the waiter your order…you wouldn’t eat.

Let’s look at all the so-called coincidences that created this situation:

1) I put out the intention that I wanted to meet this guy because of this new venture I’ve started.

2) My friend just so happened to be going to an event he was holding. Not only was the even in Atlanta, is was at the convention center that is 3 1/2 minutes from my house.

3) I totally forgot to call me friend back last week. I say that because if I would have called her last week, she wouldn’t have told me about the seminar because she didn’t find out about it until a couple of days before

4) I get inspired to call her “out of the blue” 5 days after she calls me… and she is on the way to the seminar.

5) If I would have called her 30-minutes prior to when I did, I wouldn’t have gotten her because she would have still been at work and her cellphone doesn’t work in her building

6) If I would have called her 30-minutes after when I did, she would have been in the seminar and had her phone would have been off.

Talk about Devine Intervention.

I totally don’t believe in coincidences…particularly when they happen like this.

Here’s the totally cool thing about this:

This is an area of my life that I’ve been asking for growth and expansion. Things got a little challenging for a while, but I chose to stay with it and push through the discomfort. As a result,

Lesson 3: Just allow. Be open to what ever shows up. 99.99999% of the time, things will NOT come in the way you think they will.

By the way, a good friend of mine has a great blog on allowing – www.justallowit.com

Lesson 4: Listen & Act. When you ask for things, listen for the subtle voice of the Universe answering you. Just as importantly, when you get an ‘answer’ act on it. I didn’t really ‘want’ to get out of bed to call my friend and I definitely didn’t ‘want’ to put on clothes to rush to a seminar. Yet, at the same time, I felt compelled to go .

I Wrote In A Book Today

As I mentioned in my Scary Room post, I’d never gone into a sauna until last year…no logical reason…I just had never done it.

One of the books I’m currently reading is Way Of The Superior Man (which is a great book by the way). I read something that was really interesting, so I underlined it. It felt really weird…

Why?
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You Better Watch Out, God Is Coming To Town!

Sing along:

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I’m telling you why
God is coming to town

He’s making a list and checking it twice
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
God is coming to town

God sees you when you’re sleeping
God knows when you’re awake
God knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I’m telling you why
God is coming to town

Obviously these aren’t the lyrics to this well known song…but hang with me for a minute …I’ll explain where I’m going with this: Read more

Your Life Sucks…Admit It!

I’m on the phone with a friend of mine and she’s totally wigging out and I’m trying to help her but she’s making all these excuses for her life.

She’ll complain about the hours she works at her job, and I’ll say, “Why don’t you do something about that”. She says, well it’s not that bad, I only have to work these hours a few times per month.

She’ll complain about how her co-workers won’t do their job and all the work falls on her… So, I’ll ask, “Why don’t you do something about that?”

She replies, Read more

I Don't Want You To Love Me That Much

Was just on the phone with a friend of mine as she was talking about her dog…she says, “Oh, I love my dog to death”. A few days ago, I remember another friend saying the same about her dad.

Totally reminiscent of my “Are You Killing Yourself Post“, it’s totally amazing how many phrases we use that are not only dis-empowering, but destructive and outright sabotaging.

If you’re struggling with Read more

Hey…Hey…Hey!!

I just finished watching an episode of Fat Albert….not the goofy movie that recently came out, but the cartoon show from the 70’s. It’s amazing to see how positive this show is! The episode I watched was named “Lying”… Of course it was about how telling lies can backfire on you. They sang this really cool song Read more

What Are You Waiting For? Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal

What are you waiting for? So many people tell me they want to start a business? and when I ask what they?re waiting for- they usually have the same answers.

They say:
I’m waiting for the right time?
I’m waiting until I have the money?
I’m waiting until I finish this and that?

Well I think people who are “waiting” all the time for a “better time” are living life like it?s a dress rehearsal for the REAL LIFE that?s going to happen after you?ve practiced long enough.

But let?s think about that for a moment. We only get one chance at life (or at the very least, one chance at THIS particular life, if you believe in reincarnation?) there is no dress rehearsal. There is no better time than right now to do all those things you want to do.

We only have the right now.

You?re never going to have the money if you think you won?t ever have the money!
As I said in the I Get High On My Own Supply Read more