After waiting at the airport for about 4 hours yesterday to fly from OC back to Vegas, my flight eventually got cancelled anyway.
And with the holiday weekend, there were no reasonable flights available until Sunday.
And because of the cancelled flight I was unable to spend time with family and friends celebrating my daughter’s birthday, which I was really looking forward to.
But being “stranded” in OC for the weekend, rainy as it is, really hasn’t been so bad.
Especially because I’ve been able to stay with old friends I haven’t seen in a while.
And their daughters are friends with my daughter, and they can play together.
I think of that cheesy saying “when God closes a door, he opens a window” and wonder if that’s what I’m getting at here.
But I think the real point is, being flexible and being able to pivot and let go of past desires and expectations can really be an asset to your mindset, your goals, and your future.
It helps you be mindful and grateful for the good stuff going on right now, and find new opportunity in the present moment.
Stuff doesn’t always go as planned.
In fact, I spoke with a woman this morning who bought a real estate investment property, and it hasn’t turned out as expected due to a troublesome tenant.
But now she is exploring ways to protect her asset, shield herself from liability, and guard against future problem tenants.
The problem du jour, though frustrating, often leads to improvements along the way – as long as you’re willing to keep a long term perspective, keep a growth mindset, and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
And you don’t have to go it alone.
If you need help protecting real estate investments, or making long term preparations through the many benefits of an estate plan, the crux of which is your living trust, hit reply and let me know.