When you’re passionate, determined and relentlessly focused on a result, there is nothing, nothing, and absolutely nothing that can take you off of it. Here’s how I know:
I am at Corner Bakery Cafe where I had the first meal of the day after a hard day of moving and chaos. Last week, I attended Internet Prophets Live, a 3-day conference where I got to hang out with some of the most powerful personalities in my industry: Speakers, Internet Marketers and Bestselling Authors.
Janet Bray Atwood, author of The Passion Test, invited me to become a Certified Passion Test Facilitator. The program starts tomorrow in Chicago and my flight is scheduled to leave at 5 am. I will get picked up at the airport at 8 and then dropped off at the Westin for total Passion immersion.
I am excited about the program. I didn’t hear that I was able to attend tomorrow’s session until this morning. I couldn’t find a flight, when I did, I realized it arrived almost at 9 am. The Passion Test Certification is a reputable program of high integrity. If I would have missed any of the program, the certification wouldn’t have been possible. After speaking with several people on the team, I realized I could make it. I booked my flight at Barnes and Noble (my Internet connection has already been disconnected and pending transfer) and went on with my move.
When I got the confirmation e-mail on the phone, I realized the confirmation said PM! I had to call the airline to figure out if there were any flights available in the morning – there weren’t. I had to go back to Barnes and Noble and book another one-way flight to Chicago, then call the other airline, cancel my outgoing flight and keep my return flight with them.
Well, cool, not so bad, right? Until I realize my wallet was missing. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I saw an option to pay with PayPal and I thought “nice!” but then I got a confirmation e-mail that there was an error. I remembered I had the check card information stored somewhere and waited ages to call the customer service line ($25 booking fee and all) and read my numbers. It was booked – YAY!
I was working on my move with my loving Taylor Bare… we prayed when there was a threat of freak-out but we kept cool and collected 99% of the time, joking and laughing at ourselves.
When we thought all was done, it not only started raining, it started hailing. I am telling you, my faith, my passion was tested. It is funny that I will be learning to certify people on the passion test and I just had one… well, sorta.
The morale is, there are things we can control and things we cannot. It we stay calm (sometimes “with a little help from our friends” – and our faith), do everything that is within our power, and keep a sense of humor about it, we will not only have a good time, but also attract a better outcome.
I did find my wallet, completed my move and I’m going to Chicago. I’m crazy…and passionate. I guess I passed the passion test!
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