NOTE: We will NOT host the networking party and taping at The Gates night club in NYC. The next episode on Monday, November 1st will be broadcast from a private location. We will return to a public venue in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more information.
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Oh my gosh! Whoever first said, “Whatever could go wrong will go wrong!” possessed insight beyond ordinary comprehension! Wow! Did things go wrong!
First, let me say thanks to everyone who watched online, volunteered their time, attended the live taping or purchased a commercial. Also big thanks to my celebrity judges – Sabrina Lamb, Dee Marshall, Ryan Mack and Karen Hunter.
On the morning of our first show, I arose fairly early to get ready. As I am packing, uploading videos and sending last-minute e-mails – a little voice says to me, “Go for your morning run.” I am sooo glad I listened. It’s a proven fact that 20-minutes of daily aerobic exercise will release endorphins and help you manage your emotions during the day. On that day …I sure did need those endorphins.
Allow me to give you a quick run-down of the challenges I faced within 24-hours:
– Laptop Crash. Lost 4-hours of work
– Pimple break-out
– Fighting a cold
– Daughter stressed over school project
– Client underpaid invoice by thousands
– Firewire on video camera broken
– Volunteer yells at me
– Forgot to bring dress socks
– Power outage
And finally my best one … just two hours before the start of my show …. my car got towed! (Yup, I actually enjoy supporting the NYC budget. I hope that money goes toward parks and recreation.)
How would you deal with such myriad of problems?
The reason I am being transparent with my issues is because you will face your own challenge. Remember, it’s not what happens to you but your response that makes all the difference in the world.
A few lessons I learned include
– Daily exercise
– Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse under performance conditions
– Don’t over react
– Stay the star
– Delegate but don’t abdicate
– Remember to breathe
I hope to see you during tonight’s webcast of the show. Please send a tweet or update your facebook status to say …
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Expect the Best,
Small Business Camp
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Friday and Saturday, November 5th-6th in Chicago, IL
Living Word Christian Center Economic Empowerment Weekend