There’s No Place Like Me.

“So, what’s the special occasion?”

He inserted the original and started to make a copy.

“Why more keys?”

“I have a new teacher starting at my yoga studio next week.”

“Good for you. I’m a firm believer in owning your own business. I owned 20 different businesses during my career.”

“It’s not easy though.” I shook my head.

It’s not. I’ve been winging it the last six years, trying to figure out this business thing and I keep hitting dead ends and cul-de-sacs.

“No, it’s not, but it’s worth it, to build something that’s yours.”

“So, what’s your advice?”

He put the keys down and turned to me. “Face to face. Building relationships. Networking.”

“Yeah, I suck at the networking thing. I’ve gotta work on that.”

“And the other thing, the most important thing: give them something they can’t find anywhere else…”

He pointed his finger directly at my heart; I could feel his gentle wisdom piercing my unease: “And that, that thing they can’t find anywhere else, is you.”

He smiled like he knew that’s exactly what I needed to hear right in that very moment.

I returned his smile: “What’s your name?”

“I’m Steve.”

I reached for his hand and held it for a few seconds.

“I’m Rebecca. Thank you, Steve. Thank you.”

Yesterday, I walked out of Home Depot with a revived confidence and an extra key; a key to a place I’ve built, a place unlike anywhere else. ~Rebecca


One thought on “There’s No Place Like Me.

  1. Rebecca,
    Thanks so much for this. I love those words of wisdom that show up at unexpected times. I’ve been building my own business, too. I know those “dead ends and cul-de-sacs.” A good reminder there’s love and support everywhere. Including your lovely words.

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