Rolling Over The Speed Bumps To Success

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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speed bump

Roll over those bumps...

Back to reality and an interesting example of how reality whacked me upside the head this week.

The plan for my Tuesday:

  • Call with potential business referral partner
  • Answer critical email
  • Meet client to review proposal
  • Stop at bank
  • Run home and shove food in face
  • Meet with another potential referral partner
  • Stop at bank again
  • Hurry back to office to attempt actual billable work

And how my Tuesday turned out:

  • Call with potential business referral partner — 30 minutes late
  • Answer critical email — at least the top 25 of them
  • Meet client to review proposal — on time no less!
  • Stop at bank — one errand down
  • Run home and shove food in face — and now I have heartburn
  • Meet with another potential referral partner — cool connection
  • Realize my briefcase is missing. With my keys and wallet inside.

This is where my afternoon got interesting

It was right there. Just a minute ago. I am apparently super trusting and oblivious to the reality of getting your bag snatched while enjoying your iced coffee Downtown. It’s not like it was a cute little purse — the thing is big enough to hold a laptop!

How would you handle this situation? Freak out or take action?

Things I’ve learned from this experience:

  • Coffee shops with quick thinking employees are very handy
  • Complete strangers can be really helpful
  • Bicycle cops are great! I had no idea how quickly they can zip around.
  • Catching the person who grabbed my bag on video tape was totally cool
  • Walking all over 4 blocks downtown and looking in garbage cans is disgusting
  • Wearing cute sandals works for the meeting, not for tracking bad guys
  • With all the crap going on in my life right now, by comparison, this was nothing

And the best ever…

  • Finding my bag with only loose change missing!

I have to say, taking action was the best thing to happen to this situation. Getting to the SRPD so quick (amazing help guys!) made all the difference. And it didn’t hurt they were so cool about the whole thing.

One canceled credit card and change in briefcase is NOTHING. A few lost business hours can be made up, because who sleeps anyway?

My lesson learned; Keep things close and be more aware. I can keep my trusting nature, just not be so naive about it.

Lots of safe and happy coffee drinking to you all this week – Heather

(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.  Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, and  Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond)

  • I think you should have red wine with that.