Why it is so important to be in the right place at the right time.

Adam Albrecht
2 min readMay 22, 2024

I spend a lot of money on gasoline. And airfare. Then there are the trains, subways, ferries, and those incline thingies in Pittsburgh and Chattanooga.

Why do I spend so much on transportation?

Because place matters.

So we pay to be in the place where the thing is happening, Hot Stuff.

We pay to be in the place where people gather.

If you want to be included you have to be in the place.

If you want to be seen you have to be in the place.

If you want to develop or deepen your relationships, you have to be in the place.

If you want to influence the outcome, you have to be the ace in the place, with or without the helpful hardware folks.

Being in the right place at the right time makes magic, Mike.

It unlocks doors. It finishes the job. Or starts the next one.

As Woody Allen said, “80% of success is showing up.”

If you don’t show up your world shrinks. This includes your engagements, relationships, opportunities and learnings. And no one likes shrinkage.

So show up to the places that matter.

Be in the room where it happens.

Put yourself amongst the people.

Be in the human traffic flow.

And good things will happen.

Key Takeaway

Regardless of technological advances that enable you to work from anywhere, physical locations will always be important. Be where the people are. Attend the events. Increase the chances of chance encounters. Increase your familiarity. Be seen and become known. Be missed when you are not there. Better yet, be the reason others show up.

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+For more of the best life lessons I have learned check out my book, What Does Your Fortune Cookie Say? from Ripples Media.

Originally published at http://adamalbrecht.blog on May 22, 2024.

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Adam Albrecht

I am a growth-minded entrepreneur and author of the book What Does Your Fortune Cookie Say? I share what I'm learning on my journey. And I try to make it funny.