It was the end of a long travel season for me as I went from one event to the next, sometimes flying from coast to coast and back in a matter of 24 hours. For the most part, I loved it! It was fabulous to see all of the people who were so excited about the success they had already experienced with the release of my book, Weight Loss for People Who Feel too Much. Some of the challenges were the returning bouts of the flu, head colds and ugh, those dreaded shingles!
I had just landed at home when I got the call to fly back once again to the west coast to do a taping for the Ricki Lake Show. I couldn’t say no. As it turned out, my sheer exhaustion and the last minute changes with the timing of the guests led to a less-than-stellar personal appearance on the show. I was disappointed that I did not get a chance to show my talent in the ten minutes I was given. A friend of mine was brilliant as one of the other guests that day and it would have been wonderful to give away my ten minutes to him.
I was so disappointed and just so exhausted; thinking nothing good was going to come out of it. Then the silver lining appeared!
Because I was in Los Angeles for the show, I was available to go to Gaiam TV for an interview. I felt exhausted, dejected and incapable of being articulate, but I was going to keep my commitment. As it turned out I gave one of the best interviews of my career that day.
Had I not accepted the invitation to go on the Ricki Lake Show and been flown to LA, I would not have been available to do that interview.
“This or something better now manifests for me in divine appropriate timing” is a meditation worth adopting, if you haven’t already!
Be on the lookout: When we are looking to align with our highest prosperity and our highest representation of ourselves it may not work out but it will likely lead to something much better. You don’t have to be able to see it right away and it may not make itself known within the 24 hours that it happened to me, but the silver lining will appear.
Show up and surrender the outcome! No successful person has ever gotten where they are without failure along the way.
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Love and blessings,
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