I am joyously home after nearly four months on the road. I have re-introduced myself to my staff, dusted off my desk and chair and called the landlord about the three roof leaks!
As I have worked my way through the To Do list, I ended up with the spreadsheet of the volunteers for the qEEG test. It was quite a surprise and took me back to what it was like “back in the early days.”
When I first began selling product, I had roughly three or four customers. Whenever a new person called in and placed an order, we would chat and find out who he knew that had turned him onto our products. (This was pre-website days, when good old fashioned word of mouth drove “buzz.”) It was fun to watch the progression of who told whom.
I remember my shock the first time some guy called in with the starched, no-nonsense approach of a NYC CPA. He placed his order crisply and concisely and got off the phone abruptly. I was slightly shocked and offended — he didn’t want to do family. We were just a data source. How weird!
And now, there are so many of you, it is hopeless to keep track of who knows whom.
I was reminded of that when I looked at the list of volunteers. We will start in California in January, but from the numbers, it looks like the next place I will go is Virginia. There is quite a cluster of volunteers.
VIRGINIA? The last time I was there was 2005, I think, and it was an awful seminar. With the exception of one highly durable couple, I didn’t know I had any friends in Virginia. And then a whole slew of people sign up for the brain project, and I have no idea who a single one of them is.
How weird is that?!
I guess it is God’s season for me to reframe my view of Virginia, replacing the last experience with something a little brighter. We shall see.
So for some of you from VA who registered, why not drop me a note and let me know what is going on in your fine state in terms of implementing transformational principles. Oh, and how did you find out about us?
December 23, 2011
P.S. Two other states are crowding you. If you know someone who is interested but has not signed up yet, you might give them a nudge.