THE LANDFILL CHRONICLES
Finding Happiness In All The Wrong Places
I just met the most incredible stranger, and I think he changed my life.
You see, I'm at a conference of the industry variety, filled with the usual things I expect in my field. However, yesterday I met a person and made a good contact. Then today, when I was hanging out with my new friend "good contact," I met "random stranger," who is delightful and energetic. Mr. Stranger is a "brand." I'll admit, it's a pretty good brand, different from the others like him. I'd totally subscribe to his message if I had young kids.
Anyway....Mr. Stranger and I were chatting at a conference mixer. I commented that I overheard his elevator speech today and I loved it and was in awe of it. That got us to talking about how he knew *this* was his thing.
The more he and I talked, the more I realized we were cut from the same cloth. We were two different people in two different fields, whose paths just happened to cross at this event.
I told him what I was doing in life, versus what my life was telling me I needed to do. He'd been there, done that. He told me what I needed to start doing, like getting a website. Bingo. And a social media presence. Bingo.
We talked and talked, until someone came up to borrow his time. That was ok. This random stranger gave me the message I needed to hear.
Just another example of being in the right place at the right time. Life has a way of putting you in the places you need to be so you can hear what you need to hear.
Thank you, Random Stranger. If I get nothing else out of this conference, my chance meeting with you was worth the trip.
And P.S. he said I should totally write the book. Totally.