I did my final coaching call yesterday for my students before I leave, and one of the things we focused on was the power of stories in sales. They are key for making an emotional connection and getting the sale close (especially high ticket).
It got me thinking about our own personal stories, and how somethings we can control, (like going on a world trip).
And something’s we can’t control… like my brother dying.
My brother was an adventurer, and he was visiting Kenya and was at a beautiful wildlife preserve when his helicopter crashed.
It was a huge deal. All over CNN, Fox and all the major new channels. It was a VERY public death.
Thousands of people RSVPsd for his funeral, and it was a moment of pure shock for family and me.
I was suppose to be hanging out with him 3 weeks later.
The absolute outpouring of support was incredible, but it taught me that some things, no matter how bad we want them, or how many people are there, we just can’t control.
And those things shape who we are. Those are the things that REALLY show our character, because we can’t change them, we can just respond to them. More on that in a later post.
But I wanted to share that, because as I go on this trip, I have so much to learn, and there is a lot of things I won’t be able to change. I’m excited for this next chapter of life! Thanks for coming a long.
P.S. this is Horseshoe Bend near the Grand Canyon.