Shane Krider and his wife, Rachel Krider, discuss the meaningful coincidences that come from synchronicity in an episode of their personal development podcast. This episode highlights five steps to help your life prosper. The blog below is about steps three, four, and five: being playful in your perception, trusting your snap judgments, and following the breadcrumbs. See the earlier blogs for how to clear your intentions and stop resisting outcomes.

Years ago, I was fired from my job. What most people think when they’re fired is “Oh my goodness, I better take a step back. I have a family to support.” But what I decided to do was become playful with my perception of everything that was seemingly going wrong. I thought, “what happens if this is absolutely perfect? What if the universe is just testing me?”

On one level, that sounds ridiculous. But you know, on another level you have to ask: what if? Who knows what could happen? Nobody can predict the future. So here’s how I see it. If I’m willing to go down this path, if I’m willing to pick up the pieces if it falls apart it will be worth it. If I’m willing to pay the price, I can be willing to give myself the space I need to be successful. I may not succeed at this the first time. I might fail. But I’m learning things to better myself along the way.

By becoming a little playful with my perception, I’m allowing myself all of these opportunities to succeed. In tandem, you also must learn to trust your snap judgments.

When I first learned about the business, in the moment, in the opportunity of learning, my snap judgment was “I can do this.” I had to trust that snap judgment. Even as time went on, day after day after that, things did not go so well. But as you know, life happens and not every step you take is a positive step. Through that, I had to continue to trust that snap judgment.

Some people will see these small failures as omens. They’ll say, “that was an omen so I guess I’ll stop trying.”

But that’s not trusting your snap judgment. Trust that original judgment that you can do this. Continue to believe that you’re going to do it, continue to act as if you have no choice but to succeed. Once again, if the pieces fall apart, I’m willing to pick them up and put them back together again. Whatever I have to do to put it back right, I’m willing to do it. I’m not too proud.

Finally, it’s just following the breadcrumbs, from one synchronistic event to the next.

Shane Krider is a successful personal development life coach, producer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife, Shane is the co-host of Born to Prosper’s Mind Power, which is a self-help podcast which challenges its listeners to delve deep into their minds to find success. In addition, Shane travels the world in luxury to speak to aspiring entrepreneurs at conferences and workshops to inspire them to find their own pathways to success. Shane Krider is part of The Prosperity of Life Network, a United States-based personal development business with a presence in 52+ countries.