TRUE STORY: I once landed an interview with a Fortune 500 company while sitting in the salon, with rollers in my hair under the dryer.
I didn’t have multiple copies of my resume in hand and wasn’t wearing a power suit with perfect accessories. It was a Saturday morning, I was wearing sweats, I had wet hair and was under a loud hooded dryer in the middle of a crowded beauty salon but none of that mattered once I started talking.
You know why?
Because I’m always ready. Ready to market myself, ready to tell someone about what I do and where I’m coming from. That’s the secret. In reality, you won’t always have time or opportunity to get ready. You have to BE ready. Recognize the opportunity when it shows up and be ready to make the most out of it.
Don’t get ready. BE ready.