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Professionally Speaking

When it rains it pours

 

The video has many elements i do not condone: drinking excessively, not working toward compromise and no harmony in a relationship, and gambling.

The video does, however, contain the singer’s artistry, which i think is brilliant.

It also contains a catchy chorus…

“When it rains it pours.”

 

Yesterday, i confirmed a contract with a client who emailed me 48-hours prior with a speaker request at Universal Studios.

So lucky.

Also yesterday, a client i’ve been speaking with for 120 days – and who’s association has never paid for a speaker – let me know they finally raised the funds and have approved my offer. “Please send the contract right away” was the gist of the text message.

Man, when it rains it pours.

i realize today’s posts contain an edgy, almost boastful karma.

While it’s not the intention, i realize that a strength, overused, may become a liability.

As karma and serendipity would have it, the first client, above, shared this website containing the post about strengths overused, here.

Perhaps the only defense one could muster (because strengths absolutely can become liabilities) is this note from Steve Jobs.

 

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Dear Son

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights ended last night

Minnie Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios
By chance, we traveled the same path for a few moments.

 

Brown Derby
Dinner.

 

Osborne Dancing Lights at Disney
It was actually cold and the snow machine created a realistic light snowfall.

 

Osborne Dancing Lights at Disney
Time to head home to do homework.

 

Cheryl comes home from work. She unloads her work stuff from the van and then we head out for a 5:45pm Brown Derby reservation. The Magic began as soon as we arrived. Can’t share the Disney secrets except to say that we feel exceptionally lucky to get to do what we get to do. Magic also happens “backstage”.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Professionally Speaking

Only 364 days left to gather more business

2016 iPhone calendar screen shot
The little red dot says there are still 364 days of business left this year.

 

My cousin asked how business was going yesterday, January 1. In hind sight, i wish i hadn’t gone on such a riff giving him so many specifics; maybe a simple, “It’s going really well.”, would have sufficed:

  • One signed Keynote speech contract
  • One Keynote speech contract awaiting signature
  • Two Keynote contracts looking very good
  • A verbal agreement for a 1.5 day engagement, with additional contract layers probable
  • Another client getting closer to a multi-layered cultural transformation engagement
  • And finally, several big, former Disney Institute fans who are seriously interested in working together this year

Riff over.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

Be careful what we wish for

Oversized load at Florida intersection
Some things are obvious to everyone, yet many things remain hidden to many

 

Be careful what we wish for. Having intuition and extra-sensory perception can become burdensome. Lending credence to ignorance is bliss.

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Emotion Trumps Everything

The Pest Control guy was a blessing in disguise yesterday

carpenter ants
Carpenter Ants are nocturnal and make large colonies

Our Pest Control technician was a blessing in disguise yesterday. Didn’t answer his door bell ring until 15 minutes later, busy working from home. Finally went outside to show him the Carpenter ant colony location.

He asked about my book. And when we were done, I fulfilled my promise and called the proof reader. Been subconsciously making excuses for way too long.

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PS. See ya in a week Shelli.