If you are a woman, you have stood in the proverbial women’s restroom line countless times. Yesterday at ReFresh- a Portland conference about technology, economics and real estate- the women headed to the ladies room line during a break. Anyone who knows me, knows that standing in line is not my mode. I’d rather hike up or down the stairs seeking an alternative and that’s exactly what I did.
In the quiet of the women’s restroom stall, it hit me that the “alternative” way is often a lonely, but rewarding way. It was only myself and a fellow realtor who in that moment thought outside of the box during that break. We exchanged knowing smiles as we headed back to our seats.
When I returned to the conference ballroom the words “INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP” were boldly on the screen. I was reminded that leaders are often those individuals who actuate the saying that “the instructions for thinking outside of the box, are on the outside of the box.” I felt a deep knowingness and gratitude for my lack of patience for standing in line at times and enjoyed the rest of the conference.
This is how I run YogaBug Real Estate and I am deeply grateful.