Hi everybody. Cheryl Knowlton, Dynamite Productions, coming at you with my thought for the day. A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of being in Nashville, Tennessee for a beautiful state event that the Realtor Association did that they invited me to speak at. My very, very good friend, Monica Neubauer, also a fabulous real estate speaker, gave me the opportunity of a lifetime.
We were able to get backstage passes.
Not only did she give me a fabulous tour of Nashville, she somehow, through friends and connections that she has, was able to get us backstage passes to go to the Grand Ole Opry. I had never been there before and ultimately the experience will never be matched. Being able to go backstage, seeing all of those incredible dynamics, I could do a week-long series on all the things that I learned just from that experience.
One of the best things that happened was being able to hang out with Jake Hoot, the winner of The Voice, and hold his children on my lap while he performed, and just the absolute euphoric joy that his two little four-year-old girls had in watching him perform, and just so magical. The best thing about that experience, wearing my red cowboy boots, standing backstage, was to stand there and feel the energy of the floor as his hometown crowd gave him a standing ovation.
What’s your dream stage?
My good friend, Monica, turned to me and she said, “What’s your dream stage?” I’ve never, ever dreamt of standing on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at the National Association of Realtors’ annual convention. I do have the dream to speak at the National Speakers Association Influence Conference, that is a stage that it’s on my vision board, someday I will speak there.
But it got me to thinking, what is your dream stage? Sometimes I think we contain our dreams and make them too small. Let’s think a little bit bigger about what our actual dream stage is, drawing the energy of that standing ovation up through our boots, projecting it out to the people that we most want to serve. There’s my thought for you for the day and we’ll see you next time.