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A friend of mine became an accountant because his father is an accountant. He hated his first job. Lots of soul searching revealed that he hated accounting period. Moving on, he took odd jobs until he figured out his next career opportunity.
My early years revolved around theatre productions. I took hours of acting and voice lessons to hone my performance skills. At age 23, I competed for an acting job in a well-known equity summer theatre.
800 hopefuls from all over the United States attended this cattle call audition. Hour after hour, directors dismissed people. Only two of us remained to compete against each other for the remaining female position. We sang, danced, and read scenes into the evening and left with the promise we’d hear by mail of their decision.
The letter arrived. I didn’t get the job. My dreams of a door into Broadway slammed shut.
For a while, I got stuck outside the door of what didn’t work.
Even our most disappointing ending can become our next beginning. My life improved when I quit focusing on what didn’t work and instead looked for what’s next.
We all need time to mourn our fate, but it’s important not to get stuck there. Move forward by deciding what the closed door means. Should you try a fresh approach and persevere? Or shift direction and look for something new?
No one’s life travels down a straight path. Instead, life throws us lots of potholes, speed bumps, and dead ends. The marvelous news is those dead ends can lead us to the next open door. Also, we become happier when we seek the next open door as life unfolds.
My accountant friend ended up taking a position as a director of a non-profit. His accounting education helped him make this non-profit succeed.
Today I am a funny motivational speaker. Every year I keynote on 50-60 stages. I travel throughout the United States, entertaining and inspiring thousands of people. Years of stand-up comedy, acting, and voice lessons help me create a keynote experience. This gives me an edge other speakers don’t have.
What about you? Are you wasting time by pounding on a closed-door? Life is BIG! You are once in always and forever. Instead of mourning the closed door, look for new doors to open!
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