Sometimes something bad has to happen for you to realize how many people care about you. I just found that out and I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and encouragement I have received from people who care about me.
I bet you have many more people who care about you than you know as well. (I just hope you don’t have to experience something bad to discover it.)
After my radio show last Wednesday I was told that corporate was looking at saving money and decided the best way to do that was to lay me off. For the past 5 years I have consistently had the highest ratings on the station, so I was told repeatedly it was not about my performance. My general manager was very kind in telling me how much she appreciated my show and my work.
This sometimes happens in radio. Does it stink and hurt? Yeah, but I get it. I’ve been in the business for 20 years now. It’s actually been great to me. I’ve had more fun and made more money at it than anything else I’ve done in my life. And it’s not over, yet. This is just a temporary setback. I’ve already had people express interest in my show and I’m excited about what might come next.
I hope this doesn’t come off as humble bragging but I really want to thank everyone publicly who reached out to me and share with you why I feel so good on the heels of losing my radio show. I sincerely thank you for reaching out and lifting me up. I can’t express in words how much each of your comments mean to me.
I’m really energized about how I can use this time to ramp up my Personal Development business. I love speaking to organizations, colleges, high schools and churches on the power of purpose and how it can change your life and work.
I love coaching people to help them find and pursue their Passionate Purpose.
I’m starting to write my second book and creating online courses.
Just this week I’ve had three new speaking engagements booked and two new coaching clients.
What I’m even more excited about and what blew me away was the response I received after I posted on my Facebook page that my show was taken off the air. Kind words and messages came flooding in from friends, family, and listeners of my show.
You told me how my book has changed your life. (That makes me feel incredible.)
You asked if I could coach you.
You told me how you felt like I was your friend because of how I related to you on the radio everyday. (That’s the best compliment I could ever get about my show. Every time I turn on the microphone I picture myself talking to a friend. When you feel that, I’ve done my job.)
You told me how you made a point to tune into my show everyday because I entertained you, informed you and made you feel something.
You praised me for being so prepared for every show. (That one really got me because I pride myself on reading and being over-prepared each day.)
You asked me to send you information on my speaking so you can help book me to present at your company’s convention.
You prayed for me. One of you even called me up and said a prayer for me right on the spot.
I had no idea how many people cared about me and wanted the best for me. It has lifted me up as I’ve pondered what’s next.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I am at peace with the idea that better things are coming. I know I’m here for a purpose and God has plans for me.
It’s time for me to keep practicing what I preach. I know my Passionate Purpose is to help as many other people and organizations find their Passionate Purpose as possible so they can live out the extraordinary lives of their dreams.
That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
What are you going to do?
Thanks so much for caring about me. Let me know what I can do to help you.