In the town where I was born, something terrible happened on the 8th of July 1959. A boat caught fire, panic ensued, and many drowned.
What’s hard to understand is that the water is so shallow there that most could easily stand on the bottom of the lake. But in the throwes of panic, they never found out.
It seems extreme, but it is not uncommon. There is even such a thing as a Black Friday Death Counter
that keeps track of shopping-related deaths and injuries in the US.
Competition and scarcity can be gruesome masters.
To a lesser degree (fortunately), the mindset of scarcity and competition creates the same panicked feeling. As speakers, most know that firsthand. That is not a beautiful thing to have in your life.
TravelToSpeak is a way to leave this way of being a speaker.
Hello, abundance mindset.
Recycle for success
Speaking is not like most other businesses. While most companies will try to establish a long-term relationship with a client, a speaker is lucky to be brought back once. Most clients want new ideas.
And that is the rub. It is a small battle to retain a client, and an enormous struggle to win a client in the first place. Speakers are doomed to only fight the latter battle.
And that is why it is so hard for so many. It is also how we are going to win.
As collaboration becomes the mindset, the rules of the game change.