Serendipity

I’ve been sitting back and waiting for the world to give me a sign…..and if you sit quiet long enough, you start to hear the whispers. I’ve had an incredible week and have met some amazing people. I was asked to shoot a networking event for people in my industry. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, see old friends and listen to really interesting speakers who’ve been in the business for a long time and know a thing or two. The women who organized this event are certainly the ‘up and comers’ of event planning. The event was so well organized, professional and the turn out was impressive.

I realized that evening that I am now in the position where I can choose who I want to work with and what jobs I really want to take. I saw some old networking contacts and it got my wheels turning again with fresh ideas for future business opportunities. It finally sank in that social media is the way to go when it comes to advertising and networking in today’s world. Not that I didn’t “know” that before, but it really sank in and became crystal clear that the good ole’ days and ways of advertising are almost dead and gone.

Last week I emailed a charity organization that I admire. One that is world wide and has had media attention from every corner of the globe. We will launch our Hope for Mexico charity in the coming weeks and I wanted to see if I could get an opportunity to sit down with one of the organizers of that charity and pick their brain for a few moments. The next day at a get together with friends one guest was running late because he was at an event with the same charity organization I contacted the day before. Turns out, my friend knows them very well and has since introduced us to set up a meeting date. And just when I thought the whispers were loud enough, serendipity strikes again. This morning I get a message from a new friend at Toronto’s Spanish radio station asking if I would like to be join in a radio show tomorrow night talking about ideas on how to promote and bring peace to Mexico. Ummm…..Yes!!!! So tune in on radio or internet to 1610 AM in Toronto at 6PM, Thursday, March 1st.

I think I hear what I’m supposed to be doing.

 

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