Before I start let me give you a little context. I wrote this a week ago Sunday a few hours before TRAFFIC began.......
So it is 7AM and this is already my third post I am writing today. It may be a "Condition" lol. I may or may not post it this morning.
There will be lots going on today. Registration, newbie orientation, cabana networking, cocktail party and then a special dinner. I will be doing many things in between. With all that going on I will still buy a domain or two, have breakfast with my mom and family, and I am still retired. Wonder what I would be like if I actually applied myself? I am still guilty of what many of my teachers told my parents over the years. That I was not giving all I had. They were right. I am naturally lazy. I look for the quickest, easiest and most effective remedy to contain any situation from getting worse. Then I refine it. Contain and refine.
Most if the day I do nothing. I think, I ponder, I observe, I act, I make decisions. I do things that slowly move things forward. I love what I do because I basically do nothing. I want to accelerate progress without being frustrated by how long it takes for 20 years to FLY by.
I love being surrounded by folks with great minds, creative energy and values to match. The energy is noticeable. When you learn and know that and use that, it makes it much more difficult to associate with those that are not like that.
When I met Howard in 1999 I was doing rather well. Retired from my 1998 sale of my home based business and reaping the benefits of selling all my traffic to Dean Shannon. In 2004 when we started TRAFFIC we came to a fork in the road. At that stage I took limos to the airports and went First Class and they were more frugal which of course I understand coming from humble beginnings. So we had 2 choices. I could go back to frugal or they could raise their game and comfort level because I was still going to get a limo and fly first class.
Of course that carried over to the venues we have picked as they too had to be first class as well as the food we served, the open bars we have and the top-notch speakers we have brought in over the years.
I get very introspective on the first day of a show. I get up before sunrise and think what I want to accomplish not only today but the period between shows. I set course and recalibrate the current course. To my surprise, there have been very few adjustments. More validation that the course is proper.
It's a wonderful voyage and I love cruising!
And as I finish this post 2 days later on Tuesday, I feel a great sense of accomplishment because folks here said they got what they paid for and what we billed. Schwartz vs Schilling will be posted HERE for all to see. Part 1 that is. Part 2 will be posted in eatly November. Attendees enjoyed it and so will you. It will be watched and studied for a very long time.
And let me add that why it may have been "Billed" as Schwartz/Schilling, there was Monte Cahn from Rightofthedot.com, Jeffrey Sass of .CLUB, Tim Johnson of .Kiwi and Lonnie Borck. They all added great and passionate info. New info. Different ways to look at the info.
Most satisfying for me was that the sessions were as well attended as I have ever seen and it was not our largest crowd. That means even tho the agenda does not come out until just a couple of weeks before the show, it is the right thing to do. We may sell fewer tickets, but the sessions are just more timely and geared to what is current and what the future holds.
Lastly, were all the new faces. HAPPY FACES!! That was priceless. I SWEAR to you that I would not do these shows if I did not believe we were changing people's lives.