It’s late at night and I am very lucky to be staying at Terry & Lin Cooper’s amazing home. They are one amazing power couple who are owners of 4Networking Global and they are as kind as they are totally brilliant. As I rest up in one of their amazing rooms I reflect as to the day I have had making my way from London to Weymouth across the United Kingdom.
I had totally planned my trip from from start to finish. Weymouth is about 195 km South-West of London and I had to travel there today. After some “Brilliant” planning on my end, I had it all worked out. Get up, get to Waterloo Station in London and catch a “First Class” Regional Train to get there. As I sat on my train, making great time I felt pretty good about myself. Travelling across England by myself, Terry Cooper one of the Directors of 4Networking waiting on the other side and sitting at a fine table on my train. In a space of 5 minutes there was an announcement of track work, I was pulled off my train somewhere in Country-Side England and I was all of a sudden on a street corner waiting for some “Bus” not knowing where I was, with no phone signal totally wondering where I was.
And guess what? It was one of those rare moments I had “Melt-Down”. Yes, I internally was freaking out inside and this happens to me about 2 – 3 times per year. Last time was when my Cat and I had no where to live and before that was when a close friend turned on me – it’s that funny time when things just turn on me and in that moment my brain says “Too Much! Too Much!”.
I even caught a “Selfie-Video” of myself in that moment coming to grips with what happened and it was a powerful lesson on life to me. I lost control of the situation and by slowing myself down, relaxing and asking for help – I was able to find myself a bus to take me to my next destination. I eventually found Terry again and back on with the game of life.
Using this experience as an obvious metaphor, I was reflecting how at times in life we lose control of situations no matter how much planning we do. I did a great job of planning my trip and due to track-work I lost my cozy train. No matter how nice I was to this friend from my past, they turned on me hurting me. No matter due to one of my friends working hard on her marriage, her husband left her. I once started a few businesses and failed, only to make it today much more sharper and intelligent today!
I find that sometimes in life, things just go bad and you have to “Bite The Bullet”, “Smell the Roses” and put your faith in yourself to solve the situation you are in. You can get taken out due to external factors and the judge of life is how you turn that situation around to your advantage and carry on.
I got lost, it drove me nuts and the upside? It made me tougher and helped me improve my understanding of the world. It also gave me some great content to talk to you awesome people about. Next time in life you “Lose Control of the Situation” – Relax! You will figure it out and overcome it with strength you never thought you had!
Thank you from Edward Zia – Marketing Mentor and Person who learned you can’t always be in control! (Which is Okay!)
Touch wood till next time!