Doing the right thing?

Every now and then, the universe tells you that you’re doing the right thing. The affirmation can come in many ways — a song on the radio that echoes what you’ve been thinking (especially if it’s a rarely played oldie), your eye being drawn to something that you’ve passed a million times but never noticed, or something a complete stranger says. I think what happened to me on Saturday was one of those.I was in the (long) checkout line at a big box store, when a young woman approached me to say she was opening a new register and would I please start a new line at her check stand.

As I waited for the register to come online, she gestured to a small plaque she had propped up by the screen, and said to the packing guy, with a perplexed smile, “Look what they just gave me! I’m happy, but look at it!” And she showed me the plaque, as well. It was an engraved wooden plaque, which read

Employee of the Month
 2011? It’s already June of 2012!
Then she asked, “What do I do? Do I refuse it? I don’t want to do that, I’m proud to be Employee of the Month. But I don’t want this.”
The packing guy looked confused, too.
I suggested that she go to whomever gave her the plaque and say, “Thanks so much! I’m glad you think enough of me to make me Employee of the Month. And I’m such a good employee that I noticed what’s wrong with the plaque.” And turn the plaque to them with a huge smile. And wait, because it was really hard to miss that “2011”.
Now this may seem a little odd, but I take that happening to me as a sign that I’m doing the right thing doing my radio advice show, and that I should keep on keeping on.
Does this happen to you? How? I’d love to hear stories of how you know you’re on the right track.
Hollis Polk is a personal coach (, who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.