My friend and frequent collaborator, Whitney Bishop, was recently telling me about a weekend trip she was planning with her husband. It involved driving to a remote location in Kentucky and attending a concert in the middle of nowhere. She also promised her husband she would be leaving her laptop and iPad at home. The phrase she used to sum up her plans really jumped out at me:
“Every once in awhile you just have to go acoustic.”
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That’s how long it’s been since I launched sparkspace.
I honestly had no idea my business would thrive for this long. Statistics do not favor startups. And yet, we made it past the first anniversary, then the fifth, then the tenth, the fifteenth, and here we are now, old enough to drive.
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Last week’s post, I Want To Be Part Of The Magic, Don’t You? resonated with more readers than I expected. One of the responses I received was the letter below from Michael Mitchell of Water4, a charity venture that empowers local entrepreneurs in tough parts of the world to bring clean water to their communities.
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This past weekend, I took my family and my staff to Miracles & Magic, my favorite fundraiser of the year. It’s a 2-hour Las Vegas style magic and comedy show that over the years has raised over a million dollars for charities that benefit sick kids and their families. This year was the best show yet.
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I saw this video on Facebook over the holidays and it really got me thinking about what, if anything, we do anymore just for the joy of it. If you’ve got six minutes, it’s worth watching, then come back here and read the rest of my post.
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On our 15th wedding anniversary, my amazing wife and I were toasting with champagne at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. Within moments of my first sip, I felt extremely weird. My face, neck, and arms turned red and tingled painfully all over. It started to become harder to breathe. Apparently I was having an allergic reaction to the champagne. We were 30 seconds from calling the paramedics when I felt the reaction level off, then start to slowly diminish. After about 20 minutes, everything was back to normal and our celebration continued.
That was many years ago. And it was the last time I had a drink.