Frustrating!!!! I ran into Kevin the other day. We first met when he and I started going to National Speaker Association meetings. We both completed the number of paid engagements we needed to join and we went out for coffee to talk about our experience in the process. I felt I had a complete understanding of what he did.
A few years ago, he put on a presentation of what he was doing to get ahead. It was so compelling, I began the same process. Kevin has earned a CSP…only a few have this certification. Kevin is among the top speakers in the industry.
So why am I telling you this?
My wife saw me say hello to Kevin and later, asked me how I knew Kevin. I quickly answered “he is in the NSA with me.” But when my wife asked me what he did, I could’t answer. I knew exactly what he did… and I could picture what he did…I just couldn’t articulate it.
I guess the same thing goes on in my mind when I try to say what I do. I know it… but I can’t explain it.
Frustrating is the word that comes to mind..but I can’t do anything to change that. So to me, everything is fantastic. Just don’t ask me open ended questions..and I will be fine.
OK, NOT ready to change the entire world…but ready to take on the daily challenges of running a business. I am rested and eager to start.
I just completed fifth my year in business.
I can not believe I have been doing this for over 5 years! It started out giving one speech to all my friends and has evolved into a full time job. OK, not really full time job because of me having to nap and because I can’t really speak in full sentences. If they would only get beyond that….
This is tough for me to get used to…Not being able to communicate properly. I have an idea, but I just can not put it into words. You wouldn’t believe how frustrating that is. I read the Wall Street Journal daily, but it is hard for me to stay focused. After reading 2 paragraphs, I am ready to switch stories.
Then if asked about what I just read, I can’t get the words out to describe it. Like I said, is is frustrating.
That’s right; I was in Washington DC last week. It was the National Convention of the NSA (National Speakers Conference)…not to be confused with the OTHER NSA. Last year, to end the confusion, the NSA team went through a major restructuring and became PLATFORM. That didn’t go over very well, so the NSA team nuked their plan and kept the NSA name. Now you are up to date!
I am back…Jill went to Washington DC with me. I went to the conference during the day and we got together at night. During the day, they had a heat wave…98 with humidity factor bringing it to 105 degrees! She went to the museums during the day and at night we went for walks around town. It was so beautiful.
I am glad to be back home; I learned a lot and can’t wait to put it into action.
I was at the National Speakers Association last week and I have a “to do” list of things I want to better myself.
It has been awhile side I last spoke. I have been comfortable watching Jill speak, effortlessly. I realize I will NEVER be as good as Jill, but looking at her is a great motivation for me to aspire. Jill just reads her talk…and each time…it is like the first time she did it. Does that make sense? What a joy to watch her!
Anyway, back to me. After the NSA meeting, I decided to form a MasterMind group of just new members. I found a few people that I liked and asked them if they would be interested in jointing. I will put together the list now, and mail to them tomorrow. I figure we all have something to bring to the party and we all have something to learn. I am excited.
I also am going to connect with some people that were a huge help to me. Before I call them, I will do the worksheets they provided so I know what to ask. What a fantastic meeting!