So I was talking to a woman yesterday who is new to Asheville, she moved to the area because a few years ago she saw a special on Good Morning America about what a great place to live it was. When her mom passed away this past year she decided to pack up and move. Courageous for sure! She is at do it yourself, build your own network type of person but she has fears just as strong as the rest of us.
She is a massage therapist, artist and muralist who is later on in her career and can’t see herself in a salon or punching a clock. Many can relate.
Earlier this week she went in to a restaurant and sat at the bar, she says it’s a great way to meet people. Typically she gets talked to because she is alone, but not on this particular day. On this day there was a woman at the other end and she was surrounded by a swarm of people all talking and laughing and carrying on. Come to find out this woman is getting married this weekend. So what does my new “friend” do, she offers the soon to be newlywed a free 1/2 our massage as a gift to her. The pre-bride came in for her massage, had a wonderful experience and took a stack of cards and said, “I know a lot of people, so prepare to be busy!”
The morale, sometimes you have to give just a bit away to reap some big potential returns. Oh yeah, and don’t be afraid to take some risks!