If you spend time scrolling for inspo on social media, you’ve probably come across Jay Shetty.

You may have been inspired by his intriguing Facebook videos, Insta stories or Tweets, and if you haven’t yet, you should totally check him out.

So what does this have to do with the universe?

As you might recall, I travelled to Sardinia at the start of summer to attend an annual conference (Afest – short for Awesomeness Fest) and a few theme parties (because I <3 a good theme); and the speaker that I was most interested in learning from, and connecting with, was Jay.

When I found out he was speaking at the conference, I thought “cool, Jay is someone I’d like to meet and I have a question I’d LOVE to ask him.”  

I suppose I set an intention and then let it go.

I also didn’t want to just say something generic like, “hi” or “I admire your work and the impact you’re making” — I wanted to have a real authentic chat.

Furthermore, I wanted to ask him a question, which I was attributing to my writers block or reason/excuse for the hold up in continuing to write my book, so it was extra important to connect.

As fate would have it, with 300+ people arriving to the conference at the same’ish time, Jay and I were introduced in the hotel lobby, and he was literally the second person I met.

The funny thing is, I recognized an old friend from NYC, who I hadn’t seen in 8 years, so I was super happy to see him, and he happens to be good friends with Jay, so he naturally introduced me to the guy standing beside him — who was Jay 🙂

So we all chatted, talked about the upcoming conference, and what we were looking forward to.

I then attended the workshops, events, and saw Jay here and there and we said hello, talked about the conference, his presentation, how everything was going, etc – but there was no appropriate time to get into a proper conversation.

There was always a crowd of people waiting to speak with him, and I didn’t want to take from anyone else’s time, or to add to the chaos of questions that were being asked.

However, in the back of my mind, I still had the intention, and I trusted that it would happen.

Which brings us to the last night of the conference and when the universe stepped in.

I was busy having fun, meeting with all my friends and celebrating the experience of the event.

I saw Jay, we said hello, and even did a traditional Italian dance together, where the entire group held hands and danced in a circle — and had no idea what we were doing!

That was the mode of the night and I embraced it for what it was.

Then, about 10 songs later, I was still dancing, twirling (I had on one of those dresses that twirls in the air when you spin fast), and I was having a great time — until I noticed something snap off my dress and fly into the air.

It was the strap of my dress. It broke and I was left strapless!

I tried to keep dancing, but it was proving way too difficult to hold my dress together (while twirling) so I decided to exit the dance floor.

Note: in all the years I’ve been wearing dresses, this has never happened, and I’m the type who would have kept dancing with my friends until the end of the night, if this hadn’t happened. 

I walked for a bit, far from the dance floor, and of course, serendipitously, right into Jay.

And don’t worry, the wardrobe malfunction was completely unrecognizable, so I had nothing to be embarrassed about.

In fact, I didn’t even mention it to anyone, until now.

The timing was perfect, we finally connected, and we had a real, authentic conversation.

I got to ask him my question (and now I’m cured — at least temporarily — from writer’s block, or whatever was holding me back from continuing to write my book), we had a chat about the topic of my proposed TEDx talk, and I was fascinated to learn more about his life as a monk in India.

I also gave him a hard time about how he opened his workshop talk by saying, “you’ll never take a course on YOU; you’ll never study yourself” – and I let him know, actually they can! 😉

Which was a great lead into sharing YUOLOGY, the study of you — and my course called YuSchool, a 6-week online program that teaches how to be your boldest, most confident self in life and business.

So what’s the point of this story?

Be clear on what you want and LET GO of how it’s going to happen.

After you’ve done the work, don’t force or push anything, believe that what’s meant to happen will come together, and trust that the universe has your back — and maybe even your dress strap too!

Once you’ve decided what you want to manifest, I’d love to hear how this was for you.

What’s ONE thing you’re going to start manifesting today?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

If you know someone who could use some tips to letting go, share this post.

Thank you for being here and choosing to be you, with confidence.

With love and support,

XO,

Tonia

 

P.S. If you want to gain more clarity in what you want, book a FREE breakthrough session with me. I offer 30 minute coaching calls and I’d love to connect with you!

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