I had an idea. What if I looked at the 37 Blog Post Ideas I got from Andrea Sullenger and picked one idea to write about? Let us see how it goes.
First on the list: What idea that triggered your start?
That’s easy: I had a stroke.
After people learned about what had happened, they all wanted to meet with me when I came back. The problem was that I came back too soon. I would walk into a meeting, with Jill by my side, and I couldn’t say anything. I knew what I wanted to say, but it wouldn’t come out.
Then, I had a plan. I would practice BEFORE the meeting and I felt I really understood the meeting before I arrived. But when I arrived, the same thing would happen. I would get stuck after 1 quick sentence. I couldn’t even get out the information I had practiced.
Then I had another great idea: I would be part of The Olsen Group’s Team. It seemed like a good idea, but really, I still couldn’t talk. Jill would fill in where I couldn’t. It turned out to be Jill 90%, Me 10%!
I had tried it for two years. What could I do? Stay with the Olsen Group and get paid for something Jill did?
During all this, I was going to deliver a speech to my friends who had helped us though this ordeal. I practiced the speech for 8 months before I was able to deliver it. Then the night came. When I was done, the audience stood and applauded! I couldn’t believe it; each person was moved in a different way. The response: Tell this story to EVERYONE!
So, you have my 80 friends to thank!