Seneca, some old Roman guy, said that Luck is what happens when Opportunity and Preparation meet. And then Oprah quoted him and it became famous. I guess that’s how it goes when you’re an ancient Roman philosopher.
Most of my day looks like preparation right now. I prepare papers for my business permit. I prepare agendas for meetings. I prepare timetables for wedding days. I prepare myself by watching tens of tutorials on business strategy, marketing and how to organise your finances. I prepare for phone calls with potential clients with research and long pages of notes and ideas.
I’m a bit restless for opportunities – opportunities to put all that preparation to the test, to show I can do it, to maybe finally earn some money.
But then, over sushi and sake in the evening sunlight, I was reminded that I have opportunities every day. All that preparation is an opportunity to improve, to stretch, to challenge myself, to grow.
And for now, that is more than enough.