Using the Law of attraction, Mary meets Robin Roberts of Good Morning America.
I have been told for years that look like Robin Roberts to the point where I place in my keynote and workshop presentations.
About two years ago, around the time I launched Ember Carriers, I decided that I wanted to meet Robin face-to-face. I would tell people of this goal in passing or during my workshops, more as quip, but still serious. I even placed it on my bucket list.
Lat July, I was in Tarrytown, NJ conducting a workshop for large consulting firm over the weekend. Instead of rushing at the end and leaving Sunday night I thought I would stay overnight maybe head into Manhattan and catch a Broadway show and leave the next morning. But I accidentally booking an 8:00 PM instead of an 8:00 AM flight from LaGuardia back to Cincinnati. Then I happen to book a hotel 3 blocks from the ABC studios. So with no ticket or no real plan, I arrived at the ABC studios at 6:00 AM to determine if it was possible to meet Robin.
The show ended at 9:00 AM so I was not giving up until 9:02 AM. I asked a production person about meeting Robin – he said stand in that line until the Audience Coordinator arrives. I asked the Audience Coordinator she but me in the standby line. I chatted up the Security guard and told him my goal. I was the last person they let into the studio.
The show ended – I had some great up close pictures and was satisfied with getting so far. At the end of the show Robin and JuJu Chang stuck around for a bit and after 10 minutes, I caught the attention of the security guard from outside. He motioned my forward and I was face to face with Robin Roberts.
I set a goal, wrote it down and told people. And without even trying I accomplish something that was huge in my book and a great story I will never forget. What are your goals?