Monday, August 25, 2008


Phyllis Chase

Last Thursday night I went to a Ladies Who Launch presentation featuring Gina Ratliffe who talked about building an Online Empire. Great stuff!!! Later, at home I looked at the websites of the people who had written testimonials about Gina. I left the page open to Phyllis Chase, Marriage & Family Therapist and talk show host.

The next morning, I was reading an email from Chellie Campbell, another awesome lady who talks about Financial Stress Reduction. At the bottom of her email were testimonials and another one from Phyllis Chase. “Hmmmm,” I thought, “That’s interesting.” I’ve lived long enough in this area of 9 million people to know that it is a small town. But, this was too weird.

I sent Phyllis an email, told her the story and a little bit about me and Retirement Life Matters. She wrote back, and asked if I would be a guest on her radio show that taped this morning (Monday A.M.).

I just got home a few minutes ago. We had a ball. She was delightful and put me completely at ease, since it was my first radio interview.

Opportunities surround us everyday. The key is to open our eyes to them and then follow-through.

Have you had a crazy coincidence and took advantage of it?


Caroline said...

That is great! Congratulations! I love hearing stories like this, and yes, they happen to me all the time! My most recent won't win an award or change the world, but it was fun for me. I was preparing to place an order for some products I use, but was holding off because I wanted to spend a certain amount of money. I began to assemble the order, but didn't place it that night so I could double check it later. The next day, got an e-mail from a friend saying that if I ordered the products from her, she'd give me 50% off my total! Again, small, but these things go on all the time with me. Love it!

fatfighter said...

I have not had any crazy coincidences in quite a long time, but would like to have some NOW. ;)

Congrats on yours!

astenberg said...

I really think these crazy coincidences happen all the time, it's just that we too often ignore them or don't act when they do happen. In fact, the few regrets I have in life are all about coincidences I didn't act on.

My most recent example happened a few weeks ago. I decided I wanted to start working with a business coach but was worried about the cost. I decided what the heck and started anyway. Right after I send the email to the coach, I got an email from the college asking me to teach a course in September. The money I'll earn will more then cover the cost of the coaching.