So this is…..interesting.
As I sat down to write this post, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to write about. I have some spaces left for a workshop that starts this week, and thought I should write about that, as a way to attract participants.
I noticed that I had an untitled “draft” for a post, so I clicked on “Edit” to see what I had started writing about that I had not finished. Surprisingly, I hadn’t written anything…not one word. The only thing which was in the post was this picture.
In case you don’t recognize the handsome gentleman I’m hugging, it’s Bob Burg, perhaps best known as co-author of “The Go-Giver.” Anyone who knows me, knows how highly I think of Bob. (On second thought, I think anyone who knows Bob thinks highly of him!) In addition to being an amazing author, speaker and mentor, he is just a really, REALLY nice person. (OK, I’m a certified groupie, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.)
Bob, along with John David Mann, has written a new book called “It’s Not About You”, which will be officially released in a few days! As one of Bob’s Go-Giver Coaches, I was blessed with an early edition of the book and devoured it in one sitting. Let me just say this~it was YUMMY!
So here’s the “interesting” part~
Over the weekend, I spent a fair amount of time thinking about this wonderful book, and I was happy to help promote pre-orders. Although I was primarily focused on my workshop, I spent a lot of time thinking about this new book, the people who are going to love it, and the thrill we will experience when it hits the NY Times Bestseller list.
So I sit down to write, feeling somewhat un-inspired, open the draft and BAM~ This picture pops up! I have absolutely no recollection of ever starting the post or inserting this picture. I’m sure I did, but I definitely don’t remember it. Yet there it was…INTERESTING!.
So many lessons here, not the least of which is it is SO Not About Me… or my workshop. It’s about appreciating all the cool, sometimes unexplainable things that come into our day, and recognizing why they came. I was asking for inspiration as I sat down to write. When we ask, it is given. And when it is given, we should gratefully receive and go with it. No questions…
And here’s the really cool part: I’ll bet that by shifting my focus from myself to others, my workshop will sell out. That’s pretty much how it goes. I’ll be sure and let you know 🙂
I’ll end with a quote from the book, which sums it all up.
“What you have to give, you offer least of all through what you say; in greater part through what you do;
but in greatest part through who you are.”