Vegas Baby. VEGAS.
5 years ago, I had just completed the cross-country drive from Boston to Las Vegas.
I took a longer route to visit with friends along the way and drove Boston ⇒ Virginia ⇒ Nashville ⇒ Oklahoma City ⇒ Albuquerque ⇒ Las Vegas.
The drive from Nashville to Oklahoma City was my longest drive at 690 miles.
I remember by the end of that drive I was so tired I needed toothpicks to keep my eyes open.
I could not wait to make it to Oklahoma City.
During the last hour of that drive, I was blasting Adele and singing so loudly to stay awake and motivated to finish the drive.
Apparently, I was also speeding. Like 95+mph speeding.
I was so focused on staying awake, with my private karaoke car concert, so that I could get to the hotel and SLEEP, that I did not realize how fast I was going.
When I was about 30 minutes away from my hotel destination in Oklahoma City, I was pulled over by a cop for lighting up the highway like Mario Andretti.
As I rolled down the window to speak with him, Adele was still blasting as I searched for the volume control. The look on his face was priceless as he scanned the inside of my car.
I remember thinking, “Surely I must be screwed because Adele is still blasting and he’s looking at the back seat of my packed car like, “What the hell is going on here?!”
I’m pretty sure he thought I had committed a crime, packed up my life’s belongings, and then drove like a bat out of hell to escape the scene of the crime.
After I finally turned down the volume, he asked me if I knew how fast I was going.
Honestly, I didn’t.
When he told me I thought, “Oh shit, I am so fucked.”
I explained my story to him and that I was driving from Nashville to OK City that day and just trying to get to my destination.
He ran my license and found nothing. Not even an overdue parking ticket.
Fortunately, he let me go, no ticket, no warning. He just told me to slow down and stay safe. I was VERY lucky!
How I approached the end of that drive was often how I used to approach things in my business – full speed ahead, with the music blasting, alone on my own karaoke island.
However, one thing I learned last year as we pivoted, grew, and scaled our business, was that you don’t achieve your goals because you go it alone, as fast as you can.
In the past, that method has just driven me to burnout.
You achieve your goals when you
ask for help
allow yourself to be supported…
and allow the universe to deliver at the perfect time, in the perfect way, without resistance.
How do YOU approach your goals?
Go it alone, as fast as you can?
Go with the flow, when the stars are aligned?
Please share! I want to know.
Sending Vibes of Positivity and Abundance,
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