Twenty plus years ago, I decided that I would get a new job having just sold a family hotel (it's a long story...) - and promptly got the first job I applied for in an organisation I'd never heard of in London. I thought nothing about it thinking that this was how you went about job hunting (and what was everyone else moaning about?). Of course I soon discovered how difficult job hunting could be. Chance at work.
When I recently leapt into self-employment, everything seemed to come together at the same time. From nowhere, a past client got in touch and asked if I could do some work for them. Chance at work again.
My plan was to consult in general to smaller business - but to focus on Strategic Risk Management. While I am doing some of that, I'm also doing some Organisational Redesign and some Executive Coaching. Interesting work, but I don't think I would have told you I would have been doing that if you'd asked me two months ago. Chance again.
"Go with the flow" would appear to be the message!