Twenty years ago, I shouted myself a gold signet ring with the initials R&S etched onto the face of the ring.
Overall, I was happy enough with the ring, however one thing bothered me and that was the shape.
In my mind, I had visualised the ring to be more elongated. To me, it was a bit “fat”.
Each time I would look at the ring, I would feel a bit of an “uggh”.
This week I was talking with John who owns a very successful jewellery store and I showed him my signet ring.
He asked to look at it more closely, so I took it off and gave it to him.
“When I look at the ring Shirl, it looks like a perfect signet ring to me”, he said.
“It’s got such a great energy to it and it’s exactly what a signet ring is supposed to be”, he continued.
With that advice, I immediately let go of my 20 years of disappointment.
Because John said it was right, that made it right. I could relax.
Afterwards I thought about my reaction.
How come one or two simple sentences can erase 20 years worth of angst?
It was because I trusted what John said.
He’s an expert and I know he knows what he’s talking about.
If he said it was okay, then it was okay.
Who’s your John?
Who are you a John for?
Make a list of all the people in your circle whom you trust for the right advice.
Analyse your list to see the particular areas of expertise for each one.
And if you don’t have a circle of trusted advisors, then that’s your homework for this week.
Make a list of potential advisors you’d like to have and then set about making it happen.
We all need a John. Why? Because they make us feel better and help guide us along the way.
Thank you John.
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