Sometimes it is difficult to see what is right in front of you....
I started the walk without my phone because I wanted to think of the training I have to record for my monthly meeting on Sunday. Then as I watched my dog walk PAST a bunny who was quietly eating grass 10 feet way, it occurred to me. Sometimes it is difficult to see what is RIGHT IN YOUR VIEW. This inspired me and made my mind start to think on a different path.
Jackson is always looking for squirrels. He LIVES to see one run across the road, run up a tree, sit on the fence, ANYTHING. He is always looking. ALWAYS. However, when he missed seeing this bunny today (now keep in mind, it is a dachsunds innate sense to hunt rabbits), I realized how this applies to so many people and so many areas of life. How many people are out there looking for something. They think they have the answer, think they know what they need, when really the answer is right in front of them, but is so subtle they easily miss it. I know I am guilty of that.
Currently, my company is doing a special promotion sign on month. This is an opportunity to invite people to be part of an amazing company with a heart felt mission. It is a time where "CHANGE MAKING" happens, just by saying the words "Have you ever thought about getting paid for talking about something you love?" OR, "You know, you would be really good at sharing these products. Have you ever considered trying out the business"? It is a time to not be picky about who you offer and ask, and it actually helps people who are less confident in offering the biz in the first place. SO, why the bunny story? Well, I think people are looking for "certain" types of people (squirrels) to invite to their team. They look at someone, decide before they ask; that person doesn't have the right "look", or " they seem to busy", or "they seem a little a little too good for their own britches" (I sounded like my mom there). Point being, NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER. Just because people may seem to have it all together on the outside, it does not mean they do on the inside. You never know who is; trying to make ends meet, trying to find something for themselves, one or 2 paychecks away from bankruptcy. We don't know who these people are. We don't know who has a kid at home with allergies and they have tried everything without success. We just don't know who is going to FLY with the business and how their life will be changed. We just don't know. Think about this... Don't just look for the energetic squirrel. Watch for the quiet bunny. Jackson was looking for the squirrel he could chase. What he missed was the bunny who hops faster and can jump higher than any squirrel. Open your range of sight to see what or WHO you are missing that may be quietly watching you and just waiting for you to engage them in a thrilling new adventure. We as people can all be CHANGE MAKERS. How many lives are you going to change?