Are You “The One”?
My sister always says, “You never know when you’ll meet ‘The One.” You know, the one person who can introduce you to the CEO you want as a client, or the celebrity you want to meet, or the person who’ll give you your dream job…you get the picture. Until last week, my favorite story about that was when I met a young man at a conference who wanted a job with the Florida Panthers hockey team and he told the event speaker about it. From the stage, the speaker mentioned his desire. A hand went up in the audience, “I babysit for the owner of the Panthers.” Wow.
That was my favorite story until…
I’m at Starbucks ordering a latte. In front of me is a man trying to figure out what to order. Me, being the friendly girl I am, I offer a couple of suggestions and we start chatting. He says he’s an artist and avoids caffeine when he’s working. “It makes me jittery too,” I tell him. What type of art?” I ask. “I’m a photographer,” I ask for more details. “I photograph people mostly,” he says. Still curious, again I ask for more “Well, he says, I’m the photographer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.” My heart stopped. OMG, here, right in front of me — “The One.”
You see, I don’t just like Bruce Springsteen, I’ve been a crazy fan for years. I travel to shows, collect memorabilia, own all the bootlegs! And here’s someone who works for the man we reverently call, “The Bruce.”
Every day people cross your path. Every day there’s the opportunity to connect with “strangers,” people who have the power to bring your dreams to life.
Today treat each person you meet as if they are “The One.” Make a decision to connect with people, to say hello, to chat, to share yourself and share your joy. It’s a small world and when you treat it that way, magic happens! Oh, yes, the photographer and I are staying in touch. I’ve got another “The One” yet to meet…