At the beginning of this week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob Lawless to be a part of his Robs 10k Friends project, and it was truly an honor to be a part of such a brilliant idea.
Bored with what the career world had to offer, and knowing that there was more to life, Rob came up with the idea to try to meet as many people as possible. It is his goal to meet with 10,000 people for one hour each to see what happens when one “opens doors for no particular reason”.
After finding out that the average American will meet 10,000 people in his or her lifetime, the idea of meeting that many within a decade and actually getting to know them even just a little bit fascinated him.
His goal is to do it aggressively in 4 years, but realistically he knows there is a possibility of it taking longer.
I found out about Rob and his project this past January while listening to his episode on one of my favorite podcasts, The Lively Show. While I was listening to the story of how the whole thing got started, I told myself I was determined to be one of those 10k people. If Rob came to LA, I was meeting him no matter what. So I wouldn’t forget, I followed him on IG.
A lot has happened since January and while I was periodically reading the very interesting stories of the friends Rob was making, I didn’t follow the page closely enough to know his whereabouts.
Well, interestingly enough, about two weeks after moving into my new apartment in Marina del Rey, CA (after a brief stint living about 90 miles outside of LA) I decided to check out the IG page and was ecstatic with what I read.
“In LA through August, DM me if you want to meet!”
I thought I was dreaming and right away sent Rob a message to meet up. Then it hit me, I manifested this experience by speaking it into existence.
I told the universe I needed to make this happen and 6 months later when the time was right, the universe put the opportunity in my life. Wow! Why can’t it always work like that?
So finally, this past Monday, we were able to find a time that worked for both of us and decided to meet up at the Santa Monica Pier. The conversation started very naturally and organically and it’s truly amazing the content two people can discuss in the span of an hour. We talked about our “whys” in life (more to come on that later), the categories of our lives, our ultimate travel destinations, experience with the project so far, and so much more.
He has been featured on the news a couple of times and since starting has received occasional sponsors.
When I asked him if he ever worried about money (because let’s face it, meeting this many people in what usually would take a lifetime is a full time job) his response impressed me. “Even if my savings account goes to zero, I’ll walk away from this knowing I took it as far as I could.”
Pretty profound considering that most people go their whole lives to take any real risk for fear of losing their security.
It hit me once again, Rob spoke this project into existence. He randomly decided that this was what he wanted, and he made it happen.
While some may think that it’s all a little woo-woo, my upbeat, optimistic, spirit-junkie self tells me that he has no need to be concerned about any bank account going to zero, the universe will take care of everything.
Considering that I was number 1123 on Robs list of 10,000 it’s still very early in the game and I can’t wait to see where it all goes. I’m still in awe that I got to be a part of this idea and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
So to Rob, way to go on manifesting this project, amazing things are to come!
To the universe for putting this opportunity in my life at the perfect time, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!