When taking your eye off the ball is a good thing

Just under 2 weeks to our next event, I suddenly realized that we’ve had a boom in registrations.

10 through the Meetup page.

11 through Eventbrite.

That is a pretty awesome result, considering that when I first started promoting the event a few short weeks ago, the take-up was really slow.

Then other more pressing tasks came up, and I took my eye off the ball.

I stopped thinking about new ways to promote the event on social media.

I did other stuff.

I went on a family holiday.

In fact, I kind of forgot about the event, except when notifications popped up to say a booking had been received.

Is there a lesson in here somewhere?

If there is, perhaps it’s the reminder that some things are beyond our control.

There are only so many things we can actively control or dictate. (Like how many of those 21 registrations will actually turn up on the day.)

So let yourself go once in a while.

Do something else.


Acknowledge that you are not as powerful as you’d like to think you are.

Surrender and let life unfold.

Take your eye off the ball.

You might be pleasantly surprised.