Tuesday, June 13, 2017

leadership dot #1838: hitch a ride

You may think that professional football players have special privileges that allow them to travel without incident, but that is not always true. Green Bay Packer Davon House found himself stranded in Minneapolis with no rental cars available to get him to Green Bay in time for practice. 

Since my recommended app for stranded travelers has not yet been developed, he Tweeted that he was in the MSP airport and asked if he could hitch a ride with anyone heading his way. 

Two brothers saw the Tweet, and, being big Packer fans, decided that it was worth a day of driving to spend a few hours with a player. They drove House to Green Bay -- and landed a tour of the locker room and a bunch of swag as a reward for their efforts -- not to mention a lifetime of memories. When else do you get to spend four uninterrupted, private hours with someone in the NFL?

I am sure that the brothers did not start out their day planning to drive 500+ miles or to have their photo taken with a professional cornerback, but they were open to the opportunity and it worked out well for them. How can you infuse some spontaneity into your life today? Be open to the unexpected when it knocks (or Tweets!).

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