How does it feel to be you?
November 4, 2017

I’m in the garage, rehearsing for another presentation. It’s late on a Saturday evening, but it’s unseasonably warm -- so it’s downright pleasant out there. I listen to myself tell a story I’ve told dozens of times before, but I’m putting the emphasis on different words -- to keep myself from sounding like I’ve told the story even one other time. Suddenly it hits me: “This is really fun.”

I’ve always imagined speaking would be part of my career combo platter, but for a lot of reasons I didn’t get serious about it until recently. I knew there was no guarantee I’d have as much fun with it as I did when I was in elementary school. I was quite the public speaking badass at St. Pius the Tenth. You can ask.

I’m happy to report it’s even more fun than I remember having as a kid. There’s more at stake, for one thing. I’m hell-bent on making it worth your time to be there with me, on making it fun, on making this be the start of a really fun chapter for both of us.

My goal with any particular presentation is to tickle your imagination. I don’t want you to get to a point where you decide, “Well, this is it. This is all my life is ever going to be.” No! Maybe the fun is just beginning. Wouldn’t that be something?

For you and me. Let’s make it a good story. Let’s not pretend to know what happens next.