Serendipity is when something happens out of the blue, when an event is totally random.
Go to the dictionary and you’ll see something like this:
Ser·en·dip·i·ty (noun): The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”
Of all the wonderful things we can attribute to The Energy, whether it’s better health, easier relationships, or simply a more rewarding and enjoyable life, one of the most fascinating is serendipity.
Serendipity is something that The Energy can cause to take place.
Just like a baseball player positions himself to be in the most likely path of a ball that’s about to be hit…
You can actually position yourself to catch the positive effects of The Energy.
What Kind Of Serendipity Are We Talking About?
It could be a chance encounter with someone you haven’t heard from in years.
Maybe it’s stumbling onto the answer to a question you’ve been struggling to find, and it turns up where you least expect it.
Or it could be the solution to a problem dropped into your lap.
Whatever it is, there is no apparent, logical explanation. So we chalk it up to serendipity.
But here’s the thing.
When you’re in The Energy, and you chalk more and more of these seemingly random events up to serendipity, you can’t help but wonder how random they really are.
What To Do To Bring More Positive Serendipity Into Your Life
Let me tell you about a student of mine. You’ll see what I mean about serendipity and you’ll see what to do to make it work for you.
My student is a successful global business consultant.
I helped him move through a space of fear into a space of action, and then we finally used The Energy to resolve the bad situation he was in.
My student was miserable at work. His problems stemmed from a new client who was short tempered, irritable, abrupt, and disrespectful.
This client didn’t want to have a real conversation with anyone. Instead, he’d interrupt and say what he wanted to say without listening.
Now, as you can imagine, consultants aren’t motivated to work with people who are nasty.
The nastiness makes them feel uncomfortable and they can’t help but grow agitated.
Nobody wants to feel agitated. We’d rather let the unpleasantries pass by.
But most of the time we don’t. We grow sad or frustrated.
The Problem Went From Bad To Worse
My student felt that this new client was threatening the growth of his company because of a lack of interest in the professional advice he was being given.
Now, you might wonder what else my student felt besides sadness and frustration.
Well, he felt threatened and it’s only natural, because in situations like this, it’s tough to accept bad behavior as “part of doing business.”
The consultant was threatened by the fact that his client didn’t want to make a connection with him or communicate with him in any meaningful way.
I asked the consultant, “How did that guy make you feel?”
He told me, “I felt threatened by him. I felt excluded by him. I felt not understood by him. I felt that he had his way and he wasn’t willing to make any effort to learn the other way. To make matters worse, he lives in Geneva, Switzerland. So you can’t just bump into him in the hall. Locations only compounded the situation because he was distant. And he was physically distant as well as emotionally distant.”
Let’s stop for a moment and make a short list of what’s on the consultant’s mind.
It’s not an attractive list and everything on it involves fear, a terrible, gnawing fear of loss…
- Losing income.
- Losing effectiveness.
- Losing value in the eyes of his client.
- Losing value in the eyes of his organization.
- Being forced into an unpredictable and undesirable future.
Let me show you how I helped my student move away from agitation, frustration, and fear so he could be in The Energy and score a few wins with the help of serendipity.
It all began with dealing with fear. We had to move beyond these crippling feelings of fear.
How to Counter Fear
To counter these fears, we went through a four-step decision making process.
You can do the same thing. It’s no more complicated than having a simple conversation with yourself.
- Ask yourself, “What’s the action?”
- Tell yourself, “I’m going to have to do something.”
- Ask yourself, “Well, what am I going to do? What can I do with The Energy now?”
- And, then you decide what to do.
Let’s go through each step together.
Step 1: What’s the Action?
Most often the temptation is to walk away from the incident and go someplace else to try to work through the frustration and the anger.
Maybe this someplace else is the gym or maybe it’s a cocktail lounge.
Whatever you do, whether it’s physically healthy or physically harmful, the problem is still there when you’re done.
You finally realize you’ve been down this road before and to solve the situation you really have to make something happen. Cocktails or bench presses won’t cut it.
This realization is worth its weight in gold… but only if you move forward.
Step 2: Decide To Do Something
To make something happen, you need to make a goal.
It can be as simple as telling yourself, “Here’s what I’d like to change.”
When you’re stuck, do something. Make the decision to make a change.
Step 3: Figure Out What To Do
A lot of people take the easy route. What they do is more of a temporary distraction than a step in the right direction.
Make whatever you do something helpful.
It doesn’t have to be the full-blown solution to the problem… but it should be a step in the right direction.
When I was helping my student who was a consultant, he asked me, “What can I do?”
This was a key question and I was delighted to hear him ask it.
That meant the spell was broken. My student was moving beyond the aggravation, agitation, and fear.
He was heading toward the place where being in The Energy could drop some serendipity into his life.
Step 4: Decide What To Do
The consultant realized, “Well, whatever I’m going to do I might as well fortify myself to be as powerful as possible in taking my actions. And then, I’ll decide what my actions are going to be.”
He decided, “I’m going to have an encounter. I’m going to connect with this guy one way or another.”
He learned that his client was coming into town and so he said, “Okay, now, I’ve got my encounter. My goal is to change things to create a win-win relationship.”
After You Go Through These Four Steps…
You will feel stronger. Your self-confidence will grow.
You might not arrive at your desired destination but you’re moving. You’ve taken decisive action.
What happens next?
Chances are you’ll face a few more challenges. The obstacles remain, but simply the fact you’re determined to overcome them puts you in a stronger position.
Recognize that your strength and stamina will be tested, so fortify yourself.
Prepare for positive outcomes. Position yourself to be in the right place, mentally and physically, so you can enjoy the advantages of serendipity.
Use The Energy to your advantage
It will keep you focused on the core issues, shield you from distractions, and insulate you from the self-destructive thinking of The Matrix.
This is what my student did. He rededicated himself to absorbing all The Energy he could through all of the exercises I gave him.
And now, I’d like to give one to you… a free guided breathing exercise.
You can easily start to experience The Energy for yourself.
Use it to fortify your journey through these four steps, so you can enjoy more of the gifts of serendipity.
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