Last week, I received a phone call inviting me to attend a rally for Hillary Clinton.
Okay, that was weird, but I thought, “Why, not?” And since this month’s blog posts are all about figuring out the why, I thought this was a good opportunity to answer that question.
I wasn’t going to focus on the “why nots” I would focus on the “why yeses”… This was my chance to see a major political person – live, okay that’s cool.
I could actually see and hear a candidate without the media “sound bites” interpreting the information. There was a possibility I could look a candidate in the eye and see who was actually there, inside.
So, I decided to brave the crowds, the long lines to find a place to park, and the possibility that I would be in the “cheap seats.”
Focus on possibilities
I ended up four rows of people behind the barrier!
Yes, I was standing, yes there were men who were more than 6′ tall in front of me and never asked if I’d like to move forward (I’m 5’3″). But there was a slight “V” between those guys and I could see Hillary Clinton quite clearly. I saw that she appeared to talk without a TelePrompTer and made eye contact with the audience.
Now, no matter what your political persuasion, being in the presence of a former First Lady, New York Senator, Secretary of State, and a potential presidential candidate is pretty cool.
In the past I would focus on the difficulties in accomplishing the goal of attending such an event – but when you use the skills of The Adapter Factor you start to see the possibilities and not the barriers to experiencing incredible opportunities.
Now, this week I am traveling to New York to present at the Student Academic Conference for the State University of New York, in Albany, New York. What great experiences await there? I’ll let you know next week.
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