The Unexpected

root ball of a driftwood tree washed up on the beach beside the promenade wall

One of the best pleasures in life is the unexpected. The people we meet, the opportunities that emerge, the great things we notice.

Working from home means that on an unexpectedly hot, sunny morning, we get a great walk, with a hazy view over the firth and a selection of washed-up wood, including a weathered version of the tree featured in my recent How Did You End Up There? post. The ever-changing view, light and all that the tides leave give us an unexpected, different perspective.

That different perspective is what the unexpected brings. Daily virtual delivery from the dining room table may seem ‘the same’ to some, but generates unexpected ideas and conversations, that help us seek and find solutions.

A great aspect of this time of year is the ‘unexpected’ requests for our services to cover the post-holiday rush. While they are all planned and developed over time, they still feel like an unexpected gift when they emerge, as one did today.

What will you do to be ready for the unexpected? How will you ensure you notice it and enjoy what it offers?

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.