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Day 95: Ask to have coffee with your hero!

September 29, 2014 , , , , , , , , , , ,

DAY 95

It’s day 95 of the 100 day challenge…asking the impossible every day for the last 100 days of 2014!
(see the original challenge link here:

Started off the day having no idea what my “big ask” would be for today. Something told me it would reveal itself and it did.

After reading a beautiful post from Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert on Facebook, I got my cue. She shared something Oprah said, during The Life You Want Tour, that moved her:

“You don’t get what you wish for; you get what you believe.”
-Oprah Winfrey

She reminded the audience that whether or not ‘other people’ think you’re a good writer, a great actress, a life-changing coach to women or  super mom, that doesn’t really matter. What matters most is that YOU believe that you are and practice it. Whatever it is…every day! That’s what Elizabeth Gilbert did. She wrote every day and believed she was a good writer long before the rest of us knew her name or read her book or paid $10 to see her movie.

I went on to read the rest of her inspirational post and it hit me. What’s something impossible that I would like to happen? You guessed it, I reached out and asked Elizabeth Gilbert to have coffee. For real! I have been so moved by her books and her talks and her walk that I would love nothing more than to sit down with her and learn from her. Find out what makes her tick. And, most of all, thank her for believing in herself and sharing that with the world.

It could happen…and it might not. Never know till you ask! I probably should have mentioned to her that I’m not a stalker or an ax murderer. ;-0

What could you ask for today?



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