Preparation is half the victory! (1.12.16)

Universal Personality Test:
Patricia Bokowski, want to know how to tell whether you were born with the gift to heal? Or perhaps if your strengths lie in leadership? If you’re a left- or right-brained individual? Whether or not you’re truly a “people person”? Whether or not, given your beliefs… friends, laughter, and abundance will flow to you effortlessly, or should be diligently sought after?
Just decide.
It’s always worked before.
  The Universe / Preparation is half the victory!

I don’t think we are ever really prepared for something unexpected.

If we’re honest, we just hope that we do our best when it happens.😍😍😍

For me, I had two incidents, both over this past year that I totally did not see coming.πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

And I have to say, I handled it like a champ.πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Because I read somewhere that if an opportunity comes to you, TAKE IT!πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Do the best you can…

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Opportunity #1.

I was invited to a networking event with a group I had never met before.  

As I walked in I was greeted very warmly by the group and soon got to meet everyone in the room.  

Then, to my surprise, I was asked if I wanted to be interviewed on camera right then and there.  

My first thought was, “OMG, how do I look”, my second thought was, “am I ready to do this” and my third was “OMG, can I do this”.

I should add, not only was I being interviewed, but the show was in Spanish.

And I don’t speak SpanishπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

But like I said, when an great opportunity is offered to you, you take it and run with it!

Before I even had time to think, I was standing in front of the camera being interviewed.  

I was extremely fortunate to have a very lovely woman interview me and it all went along very well.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #grateful

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Opportunity #2.

This was about a year after Opportunity #1.  

I was invited to a taping of a show in the Bronx with some friends.  

It was summer, it was really hot.  πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Like really hot.😩😩😩

I remember I took a nap and woke up about ten minutes before I had to leave to meet my friend.  

I threw on my clothes and was out the door.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

On the drive over to my friends house, I fixed my make-up so that I looked presentable.  But I figured, hey, it’s hot as hell out, and, I don’t know any one here, so I’m good. ☝☝☝ 

So, if you can believe it, It turns out, I knew the host of the show.  πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Long story short, I had met him over FaceBook.  We had never met in person, just over the phone.

And I had no idea it was his show we were going to see?

As soon as I got there and we say each other, it was crazy funny.  Both of us so happy to actually meet in person.

So imagine my surprise when I was asked to be interviewed on camera that night for the show! 😳😳😳

I should add, it was another Spanish show to add to my reluctance, because, once again, I don’t speak Spanish.

Plus, I truly didn’t feel camera ready.

Like I said, it was HOT out that day, and I did not feel I was looking camera ready. 

Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸


Only the interviewer (Bianca) assured me I looked great and that all would go well and so I agreed.  πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

She was right, it did go well and I was happy with myself that I decided to do it.πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

So what did I learn from these two experiences?

That in order to grow, you have to get out of your comfort zone, as uncomfortable as that is.

As was this case with both of these opportunities.  I’m a woman, what’s your superpower? (8/29/19)

Otherwise, you will never know how much you can do.πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Here’s another lesson I learned, to look your best always.πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°


Because you never know when a golden opportunity might appear.🌈🌈🌈

Twenty seconds of insane courage is what it took in both of these instances, and I’m so happy I had the courage to say yes!!!

And I hope that if you get an opportunity that scares the hell out of you, you jump on it, feet first!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ People will stare.  Make it worth their while!


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