I had another life-changing experience, and it was all because I trusted my gut.
I was on my way to Mexico when I saw someone tweeting out that he was going to be speaking at CPAC.
Right then and there, I got this strong intuition that I should go as well.
I'd only heard about the event for the first time last year, and then pretty much forgotten about it since.
But as you may know, my goal is to be a special advisor to the President of the United States on conscious nation-building.
And as someone reminded me last summer, the way to get there is through network.
So when I saw that tweet, I knew I had to be there.
I also knew from experience that buying the VIP ticket, or the higher-level ticket, can really pay off in terms of access and the people that you meet.
The Gold level was super expensive, so I was looking for the Silver level. But, oh no! It was sold out!
So I held my breath and bought the Gold ticket.
CPAC here I come!
It was one of the best decisions of my life.
Both the event and getting that Gold ticket.
It was perfect.
I met so many people, I learned so much about how that world works (yes, network is key), and I met the exact people I needed to meet to bring me closer to my goal.
In fact, I can see how it could happen way faster than I'd thought.
Say yes to those invitations.
I still hesitate sometimes.
But I've never said yes to one of those hunches and regretted it.
In fact, that's why I'm in Austin right now. I had less than 24 hours at home between CPAC and now being in Austin, but it's so worth it.
It was the same thing. It wasn't convenient. I'd rather sleep in my own bed.
But I got the intuition that I should go, in order to build relationships with some key folks, and so here I am.
Bottom line: Say yes when life invites you.
And invest in building real relationships.