I started this list on a Facebook post and decided to post it here so I can keep adding to it with my thoughts – or yours if you want to contribute.
It was March 3, 2012.
I had started going to a Law of Attraction Meetup in Oklahoma City 5 months earlier in October 2011. Mainly to be around like-minded people to share and discuss ideas and thoughts about life. It was a great group. Our organizer’s name was Andrea Foster.
Today is a day of reflection for me. As I sit here in my apartment in Marietta, Georgia listening to the happy clamor of Levi playing Lego Batman on XBox, I am reminded of some of my best times ever personally and professionally.
Today I was thinking about enthusiasm.
According to Google, enthusiasm is defined as “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval”.
This led me to think about being at events where they encourage you to shout and yell and scream and jump “to show your enthusiasm”. (Mostly marketing events, but some other non-marketing events as well.)
People show enthusiasm in different ways.
I once heard tale of a young lady asking her new husband “why don’t you tell me you love me more often?” and the gentleman responded “I told you I love you once. If anything changes I will let you know.”
First, I am not going to name names. Not of the person or the event. The location hosts many events so that is a pretty safe thing to name without giving it all away. For those of you who were there I ask that you don’t name names either, and if you feel you must, please do so outside my thread/wall/blog.
The phone call I just finished urged me to “come speak at my event next weekend”. And I said yes. The problem was I only had maybe $16 in cash to my name. My bank account was negative. And the event was in Las Vegas. I lived in Michigan at the time and flights would be at least $300 if not
When I was in high school we didn’t have repeated school shootings. It’s a fact. Google it – the years were 1985-1989. And for you anti-gun people who get upset because you don’t find any school shootings reported during this time period to be outraged about, please realize this is not because it’s any kind of spin, much to your displeasure
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I was 18 years old when I got my first job. It was at a McDonalds. This lasted about a month. But in a moment I will share with you how that one single month set the stage for the rest of my entire life’s work.