Right Place…Right Time

When you look at successful people, you may wonder why they get all the luck.  Or, you may see they are a hard worker, and that's why they get all breaks.  Have you ever thought that maybe just maybe, they were in the right place at the right time?  Last night I was invited to a dinner hosted by one of my clients.  They happened to be attending a convention in Las Vegas at a resort not 7 minutes from my house.  We were having a great dinner when I saw a person enter the restaurant with a group of businessmen.  I remembered her from a couple of conferences where I was the motivational speaker for.  Coincidentally, she was hosting a dinner for her clients that were attending the same conference as my client.

After our fun dinner, I said goodbye to my clients and went over to say hello to my friend. She immediately introduced me to all the men at her dinner laughing that I was a welcomed addition of estrogen!  She raved about my speaking which produced two business cards of people interested in what I do.

Will it turn into business?  I don't know.  But, a referral from a trusted colleague meant enough to them to ask me to follow up. I will follow up, remind them where we met, mention my friend's name and send them a copy of my new book.  Yes, I work hard when I'm on stage.  Yes, I stay connected with my clients and attendees; especially the one's who really like me. But, I believe some of my success comes from the fact that I'm willing to show up, be seen, and increase the chances of being in the right place at the right time. Last night, it came in the form of having a great dinner at the hotel where my clients were attending a conference that I wasn't involved with.  

So get out there and stay connected with people and increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time with people who just may hire you!

From your grateful to live in a popular convention city motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman


Marilyn Sherman, CSP is a Front-Row Leadership Expert helping people get out of the balcony and get a front-row seat in life. For over 20 years she has inspired audiences with topics on Visioning, Goal Achievement and having a No More Excuses attitude! Check out her fun, dynamic style at http://www.MarilynSherman.com

Marilyn Sherman, Owner UpFront Presentations - Helping people get a Front-Row seat in their life!
9030 W. Sahara Ave #444
Las Vegas, NV 89117

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  1. Awesome! I love it when things turn out that way, Marilyn. You are RIGHT! It is about doing the right things – but it's even more about having the courage to SHOW UP. Thanks for giving us the courage to not only show up, but get up front. Rock on my friend!

  2. You are so right, Marilyn.  Opportunities rarely just fall out of the sky into our laps.  It takes what you talk about as a motivational speaker and walk yourself to the front row of life.  Great!

  3. Bingo, ding-ding-ding, homerun!!! Showing up! That's the secret! And oh how easy it is for even outgoing, extroverted motivational speakers like us to want to just hide from the noise from time to time. Thank you for the GREAT reminder that "hoping the phone will ring" is NOT a good business strategy. Sometimes we have to put on our big girl panties and a big smile and get out there!

  4. So happy you showed up which is key to having success in life! With so many things going on in a day, it's so easy NOT to show up, but once again you've reminded me why I must.

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