Last weekend I attended NAMS13 in Atlanta. It’s the third or fourth time I’ve gone, and it’s always so much fun to hang out with some really amazing entrepreneurs and leaders in internet marketing!
Like others, I’m usually periodically checking my phone – emails, Facebook – to make sure I’m not missing anything…until Sunday morning. My phone locked up. It wouldn’t do anything. I told the person sitting next to me and she asked me about removing the battery. I’d already looked and couldn’t figure out how and told her I couldn’t take the battery out. For the record, I could not remove the battery from my old phone either.
The panic was starting to set in. I was going to drive home in just a little bit. It’s raining. What would I do if something happened and I couldn’t call for assistance? Ack! Panic. I couldn’t concentrate on the speaker…the nervousness was rising.
And then I remembered a mantra that Fabienne Fredrickson shared that hangs on my wall, “The Universe is rearranging itself for my best interest right now.” So I shifted my mindset. I thought, “I can’t do anything about my phone at this moment. It’s happened for a reason and perhaps there is some message I’m supposed to hear from the remaining speakers that I wouldn’t otherwise have heard because I’d only partially be paying attention.” The immediate change in me was strong and I became calm and focused.
Once that session ended, I told someone else what happened with my phone. She also asked me about taking the battery out. My response was the same; I couldn’t take the battery out.
Then I went into a session that Ken McArthur was leading. Wow. His message was the one I was supposed to hear. It was so impactful and authenticate. The one thing that stuck out the most was about not being a teacher, but changing and transforming people’s lives.
It suddenly occurred to me that in every part of my business, whether it’s helping an entrepreneur through our marketing virtual assistance, getting someone started with Infusionsoft, or mentoring other virtual assistants, I truly am changing and transforming people’s lives. I’m helping them create businesses and lifestyles they want, while still getting to enjoy time with family and friends. It was another major mindset shift that morning.
How awesome is it to know that I get to “go to work” every day and have such an impact on someone else’s life? It’s truly an amazing feeling!
Share with me below your mindset shifts and how YOU are transforming and changing people’s lives! I know you are and I’d love to hear about it!
Oh, and to finish the saga about my phone… When I went to the front desk of the hotel to check out, the clerk, of course, asked if there was anything else he could do for me. I said something about if he could fix my phone that would be great (I was planning to stop by the cell phone store on the way home). He – like the other two people – asked about removing the battery. My response was different. Instead of simply saying I couldn’t take the battery out, I said that I had looked but couldn’t figure out how to get to it and figured it couldn’t be done since my previous phone was that way. He asked if I wanted him to take a look. “Sure.” Within what seemed like one-tenth of a second, he had the cover off and the battery out. He snapped it all back together and my phone came back to life. Hm. What if that had happened before Ken’s talk? I don’t imagine I would have been paying 100 percent attention to him and that would have been my loss.