Take your shot

Every once in awhile, you get to take a shot. You know you have an opportunity to either get egg on your face or come out as the hero. How many times have you passed the ball instead of taking the shot?

Let me tell you, in the past and maybe even a year ago, I would have squandered this opportunity. I would have doubted myself and shied away from taking the shot. “Why would you do that?!?” you might ask. I get in my head. I would self-sabotage far more than bet on myself.

In the last year or so, this has changed. Finally I’ve been given an opportunity to get an “in” with someone I admire in business. This person asked for something from me, and I over-delivered. I put a lot of value in one package. Or at least I feel like I did. The best part is, I now have a face-to-face scheduled with this person and they don’t even know the value I’ve just sent them. But that’s not all, I’m planning to deliver more when I see this person.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

Wayne Gretzky

Moral of the story, I’m taking my shot, I’m willing to shoot it and yell out “KOBE”(R.I.P.) and be willing to have it airball. I’m not afraid anymore.

-Trent V. Bray