Favorite Frames Friday: The Gambler!

What do you get when you mix a cross-country traveler with Sin City?

The Gambler

I have to admit, I never spent much time in casinos, even when I called Vegas home — but I am a bit a a gambler. Some people think I’m brave to set off on a cross-country adventure with no end game plan. Some simply think I’ve lost my mind. Others are jealous and ask if they can ride off into the sunset with me. I guess it’s a risk I’m willing to take — being out on the open road, making it up as I go. And of course, as Kenny Rogers taught me, I know when to hold ‘em and I’ve learned when to fold ‘em.

What are you gambling on these days?

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18 Responses to Favorite Frames Friday: The Gambler!

  1. Christie Halmick | Jewels Branch Creative

    Kerrie – one of my earliest memories is singing along to The Gambler with my Dad. Thanks for reminding me of that. :) Most of the time being in business feels like a gamble to me. Yes, there’s a general path that others have taken, but along the way so many options that are completely up to me. But I like the open road, so to speak, so I’ll keep on gambling right along with you.

    • kerrie

      Glad my post reminded you of good times, Christie. Thanks for joining me on the open road!

  2. Jennifer Peek | Find Your New Groove

    Isn’t it interesting what people think of as a gamble? Is it the card game in The Gambler? Is it setting off on that cross country journey with no end game in mind? Is it starting a business? Is it toiling away for with little plan at all save for the one society says is safe?

    I think everyone’s gamble is different – unique to them in a way. I am in the camp of people who admire what you are doing – both in terms of following your own path and showing others what is possible. In that way, I’d say what an amazing gamble you are taking…and thanks for taking us along for the ride!

    Jennifer Peek | Small Business Strategist
    Find Your New Groove
    The Freedom to Build Your Business Your Way

    • kerrie

      Thanks, Jennifer — Happy to have you along for the ride!

  3. Laurie Erdman | Chronic Wellness Coach

    When I was a kid, I used to play this song on guitar all the time. Not well, but I did really love it.

    Anyway, my gamble these days is building a sustainable coaching practice that helps tens of thousands of people overcome fatigue and thrive with chronic illness.

    There are days that it seems like a totally crazy venture. But I love and believe in what I do. There are times that I have to remember I am along for the ride even as I steer this boat. Thanks for the reminder.

    • kerrie

      You’re welcome, Laurie. Here’s to knowin’ what to throw away and knowing what keep!

  4. nasrine

    Perfect! I am not a traditional “gambler” but after reading the above, I see that I am quite a gambler after all. Taking risks is in my blood and if I believe in myself and all the risks I do take they often play out in my favor. I always remember however, the universes rejection is also the universes protection so if I intertwine both concepts it’s a win, win. For now, I am betting on my success on living a charmed life and always being in the process of evolving.

    • kerrie

      Glad you stopped by, Nasrine. I love what you said: The universe’s rejection is also the universes protection. I usually call it redirection, but love it all the same. Here’s to your success!

  5. Randi

    I will have Kenny Rogers on loop in my head for the week now. And I don’t mind!

    Fun post, Kerrie! In the spirit of your post, I’m gambling with knowing when to fold ‘em. I’m a go with the gut woman and saying goodbye to something is still bittersweet.

    And my gamble is getting so well known for Maybe Baby, which is a great problem, that I hear from people saying they want to work with me, but that’s not their question or theme. Yet, it’s only part of the work I do. I’ve got a full house :)

    • kerrie

      Randi — glad to bring Kenny to the forefront! :) Congrats on your Full House!

      Saying goodbye has been one of my biggest challenges as well. I just keep asking the question Danielle LaPorte asked: What is DYING to be born – crumbling, fading, breaking down, in order that something therefore can be… born?

  6. Adeah

    Well, I never thought of it as a gamble but in the last 4 years we (family of 2 young kids & husband) have sold everything we owned and moved to another state…twice. It was what we wanted and didn’t let any resistance or fear stop us. What a ride the last 4 years have been. Funny because we’ve landed in a small Mid-West town that feels like the biggest challenge of the whole adventure!

    • kerrie

      As a former Mid-Westerner, I hope you find your ace in the hole. Best to you on your journey & congrats to living so fearlessly!

  7. Kathleen

    LOVE this! Your post… such a powerful card! Like a tarot card, though… it ripples out its archetypal brilliance and wisdom.

    Me. The Gambler.

    I am gambling my whole life, old profession as a Master teacher of children… in music and the arts, piano… on this new biz. The old biz… I could take to the stars, so respected am I… as well as knowing what would make a major money making product… more than one! to infinity and beyond!

    and instead? what am I doing? well… YOU’VE seen my site. Wild and dark. Scary for some. Very obtuse ‘out there’… what the hell is THAT?? and how do you package it in shiny paper so enough people go…. I WANT IT.

    The gamble requires me exposing levels of myself that under the old persona… many would NEVER have wanted me as their child’s teacher. Now, I am marked. And… misunderstood… as it is very very tricky stuff.

    Thanks for asking. Thanks for the archetype.

    I am betting a FLUSH HOUSE on this one. I am going full force into it ‘as if’ it is that. Otherwise, I die unfulfilled. And THAT is not a gamble worth making.

    LOVE YOU! thank you!

    • kerrie

      Dearest Kathleen — Thanks for your love and support. You’re words warm my heart and cradle me in comfort. Here’s to dreams fulfilled!

  8. Tina Pruitt | The Green Juice Coach

    Love this post Kerrie! You are a lady that would have rocked the wild, wild west…I just have that feeling! Love the spirit here…the expansiveness. I have been playing the game in gambler mode as well….this has reminded me, I need to play it 1) for fun, and 2) like I want to win.

    xo, Tina

    • kerrie

      Oh yeah, Tina — let’s WIN at this big game called life! So glad to have your support along my journey — xo

  9. Race

    http://robinsride.blogspot.com/

    and…

    http://legallee.typepad.com/noahhohd/2006/10/robins_ride_for.html

    Kerrie, meet my mother, Robin. The two of you have a LOT in common; and I find that quite encouraging.

    • kerrie

      Thank you, Race. I look forward to checking out Robin’s blogs.

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