Things in Twos
Yesterday Karen emailed to say that she won’t be able to attend SOBCon. Her company is sending her to California next weekend.
Karen has been a good friend to the conference and an attendee since the beginning. This year she was also going to speak with Glenda on accessiblity. Later in the day, I found out that Saul Colt had a similar situation.
It was the kind of news that happens. That doesn’t make it less disappointing. I got two for the price of one.
How did I get to be so lucky?
Two Things Successful People Do to Get Where They’re Going
Yesterday was a day of twos, I had two speakers to replace and two last minute contracts to write up. I had two kinds of people come knocking — people who wanted to help and people who wanted me to do something for them. The event prep for two events came through — two key things were missing. I had two other projects that I wanted to move forward. The details to be handled seemed to be multiplying by twos every time I communicated with anyone about anything.
I had two choices — to take a nap or to keep going.
At about 2pm, I was going through more SOBCon preparations and my eyes landed on the name of man I admire. I got thinking of something simple and profound he once told me.
Successful people do two things to get where they’re going — talk and move.
It only took those two things to get everything back in order.
I’m pleased to announce that Jeff Willinger will be partnering with Terry Starbucker Friday afternoon at SOBCon to bring a spectacular session on the infrastructure of an online business. And a second plan is in action for Karen’s session with Glenda. Can’t wait for that.
Two more things about talking and moving …
- Talking needs to be about the opportunities.
- Moving needs to be invested in a positive action.
Thanks to all of the people who’ve been helping!
What sort of positive talking and moving have you been doing?
–ME “Liz” Strauss