Offer Accepted

For the first time ever, I am feeling lucky.

September 16, 2019

Whoever crossed their fingers for me last week, thank you. It worked! Last week shortly after my last last newsletter, I negotiated with the owner of the Sports Business and he accepted my offer! Contingent on getting approved for a loan, I will be the new owner of a local adult recreation club. 

Quite literally a dream come true.

But today I want to discuss the moments leading up to the owner accepting my offer. It was a roller coaster of a day. I've been so excited for this opportunity that it sort of felt too good to be true. As if I was dreaming or living in some sort of false reality.

6 months ago I was leaving my favorite city to move back in with my parents, over 250 miles away. It felt like rock bottom and after 10 years of building up a business, it felt like I was starting my career from scratch.

I've never been lucky. I've always had to earn all of that which has been given to me. This is a big reason why I don't gamble or like playing games which involve chance, like rolling a dice, haha.

When luck is a factor in winning, I always lose.

But I feel lucky today. Lucky, that I hit rock bottom. That I was forced out of my home and presented with an opportunity to live rent free, while also being in a place where there was nothing to do, but work and save money. Lucky that this unfortunate series of events put me in a fortunate position where I was able to make an offer at the exact moment that this opportunity was available. 

Yet, I couldn't help but think all day, this was some sort of trick. That the universe wasn't done picking on me yet and this was going to be yet another let down. I guess it could still be, but I feel like the hard part is in my rear view mirror. 

It's self defeating to think like that. To think about all of the times you were tricked or let down. To feel like maybe you didn't deserve this opportunity or you weren't good to enough to handle it. So much self doubt floating around my head leading up to the negotiation.

And then I went back to my toolkit. I went for a run and did some meditation. I looked over my numbers for the 100th time and then I crossed out the part on my todo list that said call [owner's name]. I replaced it with BUY BUSINESS, because I was telling the universe I was claiming that which was mine.

Positive affirmations.

So, my message for you today is two things. No matter what crappy situation you are thrown into in life, ride it out. Keep your head up and don't let it defeat you. Each path presents itself with its own opportunities, but if you have your head down you won't be able to see them.

The second is believe in yourself. You are great and possible of anything. Don't let your doubts stop you from taking what is yours. You can't win if you don't try. 

Waldo
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