Some days are good and some days are really good! Well, this past Monday was one of those really good days for me! I am a huge fan of Hoda Kotb and watch her every day on the fourth hour of the Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Every week they choose a Fan of the Week so last week I decided to apply. The short story is I was picked and got to Skype with them as a part of their show. They asked a trivia question about their show, I got it right, and won a fabulous trip to Palm Springs, California! As you can see from the pictures above I was slightly excited about this moment.
If you’d like to watch the 2-minute video of my segment, CLICK HERE!
Since I had their attention, I had to make the most of the moment and tell them about one of my life goals. So right there on live television I told them I wanted to one day be a guest co-host on their show. Kathie Lee responded with – “now you’re pushing it Kevin” but quickly followed it up with “dreams do come true”! Sure, it might not happen but I like to live life with the perspective of – but it might! And I know that telling them greatly increased my chances rather than just sitting at home always wishing that it would.
Yes, this is a fun story and I love sharing it with you guys, but are there a couple of lessons we could all learn from this? Of course there are!
- Your dreams never come true if you don’t get out there and try. Every week I always thought how fun it would be to get chosen as their Fan of the Week. I also thought that I was probably one of thousands that think the same thing. Then one day, I decided to do something about it and look what happened! Trust me, I have also gone after other dreams and nothing has happened. Not yet, at least. But you never know until you try!
- When life gives you the opportunity to take a big step towards your goal or dream, are you ready? I knew if I had the chance to talk to them I would quickly tell them my dream goal of begin a guest co-host. I even rehearsed it a couple of times because I have a tendency to ramble and that would not have been cute.
What is something you have always wanted to do? Are you talking a lot or are you doing something about it? When life gives you the opportunity to take a big step forward, are you ready? Trust me, it’s worth it!