Colorado Springs Notary - Leon Austin

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Closing in Trinidad, CO: getting out of the comfort zone

There's a saying: 'You won't know how far you can go, until you've gone too far.'

For a runner it might mean setting a goal to complete a marathon.  For a mountain climber -- reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

It doesn't have to pertain to distance or height.  It could mean pushing yourself to achieve more in your career -- doing things that require you to take on more responsibility, gain more skills, ... etc.

Seeing 'how far you can go' can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people.

Colorado Springs to TrinidadFor me it meant accepting an assignment yesterday to do a closing in Trinidad, Colorado.  The closing location was more than 140 miles from Colorado Springs -- the farthest I have ever driven to do a closing.

When I first started as a notary signing agent, if a company had asked me if I could do a closing that far away, I might have told them to try to find someone else who is closer.  But a lot of times there isn't a notary signing agent who is closer.

It was a good experience, and it taught me a lot of things.  It forced me to get a little farther out of my comfort zone.  In the future, if a company asks me if I can do a closing that is more than 100 miles away, I can answer affirmatively.  And I actually look forward to doing more closings in southern Colorado.

There was something else that I gained from that closing assignment.  Trinidad is about as far south as you can go in Colorado.  In fact, I was only 6 miles from the border. 

 

Welcome to New Mexico - The Land of EnchantmentSo after the closing I took a short trip into New Mexico.


 

Comment balloon 5 commentsLeon Austin • January 28 2009 06:50AM
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