Wanted to thank you so much for your support for the event.  Not a single one of you told me it was a good event…
Are you kidding me? I can’t think of an event outside of a spiritual setting that has received this kind of feedback.
I know you all are so busy so I just wanted to drop a line and say, “THANK YOU!!!”
Also, we’ll be cutting the video up and posting it to the site. 
Finally, can I tell you a story?
For the last 10 years I’ve asked God to use me and I really hated Real Estate for much of it.  About 2 years ago, I heard a voice that I’ll claim as God telling me, “If you want to be used, you have to be usable.”  To me that meant being excellent at everything where I am without complaint. During this “Heroic” Process I had set some goals for the event – $20,000 raised, great speaker lineup, 300 attendees, start and end on time, etc.
After the event, although the feedback was not just good, it was astounding, I was still upset that the turnout was low.  I heard a voice in my head that I’ll also attribute to God and it was 2 things.
  1. If you want to be used you don’t get to choose what I use you for. 
  2. What is it to you if I loved Pat or David, or whoever (as I love you) so much that I spurred you to action simply so she could be launched into action for something I have planned or someone else?
The last one I added a little bit for context, but when I think about what happened, I think that it’s a “good” thing.
Finally, I woke up this morning with a message for our attendees and another word.
  • $20,000 for your causes would have been good, but raising up leaders with a heart for significance is so much better.  
Thank you for showing up with an open mind and ready to receive.
… and yes, we’ll be doing this again sometime!