The Price of Advice can be sky high especially if you’re dealing with a top notch consulting firm. High end consultants offer specialized knowledge, innovative ideas, and a fresh perspective to everyday situations that can sometimes leave us clueless about our next step.
This weekend I experienced one of those moments where not only was I clueless and didn’t know what to do next, but where I began to question even the path I’m on right now. Boy, could I have used one of those high end consultants then!
The room was filled with an energizing vibe. Expectation was in the air and I was excited to hear from the speaker for the evening. I was at an entrepreneurial publishing seminar that I hoped would provide me with direction in my venture to publish my book. The invitation to the seminar was extended to me a couple of weeks prior and I was thrilled to get the opportunity to connect with experts in the field and determine what the next best step for me was.
As expected, the event didn’t disappoint. The information was excellent and the publishing consultants were eager to offer help in any way they could.
So you may be wondering what the problem was right? Well, when it came time to discuss terms, I realized that the terms really weren’t going to work for me. I left that evening feeling doubtful and second guessing what my next move should be.
And that’s when I received the best advice a discouraged girl cold ever ask for…
Yeah, you’ve probably heard those wise words before. They come from Dory, the confused (or not so confused) blue fish in Nemo that encourages Marlin the clown fish to just keep swimming when life gets you down.
Now although these words were free -well, the cost of the movie ticket plus tax- their value was immeasurable!
The advice didn’t come from a fancy consulting firm nor was it phrased eloquently but it was enough to get me right back on the path I need to be.
Its funny how G-d will use anything in order to communicate with us; even a children’s movie.
Although, even as I write this blog I still don’t know how things will pan out, I am encouraged to know that my job is just to keep swimming and His to map out the path.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6