Today, I had an impromptu conversation with a colleague/associate with whom I don’t remember having ever spoken. I mentioned a topic about which I was very passionate, but has controversial angles. For the past two weeks, I had been thinking about it own my own.
Today, I went out on a limb to share the passion and what professional decision I am in the middle of making. To my surprise but joy, he replied, “If you decide to do it then I will advertise in my circles because I know my people would be interested.” Then he proceeded to seed thoughts on resources that may help the idea work and become better.
I got a new ally today just like that…even a friend.
My advice to my future self: when my intuition is in favor, step out on a limb.