I love what I do.
I really do. And reinforcing the passion I have for my work comes from the chain of events that sometimes unfold in front of me.
I was speaking to a guy in Illinois last week, referred by another amazing connection we share, who then connected me to one of his favorites, who then connected me to someone else.
By the end of this amazing chain, I had 3 more podcasts arranged in the next few weeks.
My first book is the direct result of an introduction a few years ago by a colleague from one of my networking groups to her editor at the publisher who happened to be in NYC, we 3 met for breakfast, and the rest is history, even if that editor I immediately liked and looked forward to working with went to another part of the publisher and I had to abide a new editor…and now the second edition of my book is in process.
Big ups and small downs but definitely an intense upside to my career.
I put in my penance time in corporate America in the 80’s and 90’s, but as hard as those memories are breaking large rocks in to smaller rocks, I may not have realized it then, but I was honing my mining craft throughout and learning how to go out on my own to meet the amazing-er people I surround myself with.
Success stories, all the product of LinkedIn and enlightened networking, all the best part of the love of what I do.
I’m fortunate. I know it. I keep finding gems in the rocks I turn over.
PS I am taking Monday off for the Yom Kippur holiday so I will see you here next Tuesday.