Most of us go through life with our heads down, working hard and taking whatever opportunities come our way.
But sometimes we miss out on great opportunities because we’re not keeping our eyes open.
Here’s what my mentor, Bob Goff told me about keeping my “head on a swivel” and why you should too!
Is your “head on a swivel”?
My wife and I found a tiny house and bought it.
So why is this relevant or matter?
Because the story of how this tiny house is about opportunity and so much more.
It starts with a message that I was given by my mentor, Bob Goff.
Bob said, “you know, Mark, amazing things are happening all around you, but you have to have your head on a swivel. Okay?”.
So he didn’t really mean swiveling all the time.
He just spent paying attention to what is around you.
The fact is, the more you pay attention to what’s happening, the more you’ll notice amazing things and the more opportunities will come your way.
This tiny house is a great example of that.
It was about this time a year ago, and my wife and I were over here at our lake, and we wanted to spend more time over here, but we realized that oftentimes it was windy and cold.
Are your eyes open to what’s around you?
We found ourselves not coming over to the lake very often because of the weather.
Which we missed because we love our little happy place.
Next thing I know, we are watching a program on a tiny house and we said, “how cool would it be to have a tiny house?”.
But then we saw what they cost.
We realized that this tiny house is going to have to wait.
However, because we had our “heads on a swivel”, we had the idea of what would happen if we would just buy a used tiny house.
Next, we went on Facebook of all things, and we started looking for a tiny house.
Sure enough, there are all kinds of tiny houses that are available on Facebook.
This one tiny house caught my attention because it was in a town nearby called Oxford, Indiana.
That’s where I grew up, Oxford, Indiana!
It caught my attention just because of the name of the town.
Did you know that paying attention to your surroundings brings opportunities?
With our “heads on the swivel”, we took the opportunity to find something with persistence.
We reached out and found the very tiny house that we were looking at in Oxford, Indiana
In fact, it showed up on my great aunt’s Facebook feed.
If you keep your eyes open, you’ll find every kind of opportunity waiting for you!
My mentor, Bob Goff was right about the importance of “having your head on a swivel”.
Cool things and opportunities happen.
You meet more people when you’re paying attention.
You notice more things when you’re paying attention.
My challenge to you is to pay attention to what’s happening around you.
Make sure you keep your “head on a swivel” as Bob Goff said, and you’ll be amazed at how much life is happening all around you.
If you’ll just take the time to notice it.