yesterday I have experienced yet another miracle of my life, when I have got a privilege to personally meet Emmanuel Gobillot. Emmanuel has inspired me more than one year ago, when I have “met” him for the 1st time via his talk on Youtube at Google. Few hours after our yesterday’s meeting, I have lost words (see my tweet) from an email, which hit my inbox, in which Emmanuel asked me to post it on Inspiring Shipments, so I am doing so, now:
I have never ” guest posted” on a blog before, so I wont start. This is NOT a guest post this is A HIJACK of Inspiring Shipments. Let me explain why.
Some months ago, Ivana contacted me because she had seen a clip of me speaking and was interested in exchanging ideas. This contact was amazing. It made me feel that maybe, just maybe, some of what I wrote about and had to say mattered. Maybe, just maybe I was making a difference.
Ivana went on making a big difference to many people through Inspiring Shipments, NGLS and growing the Super Cool Gang. In many ways Ivana became a live example of what I was writing about. And indeed it wasn’t long before others caught on and shared her enthusiasm with the world. Thanks to Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and their great book the Truth About Leadership, Ivana is now “out there” for all to admire.
BUT here is the reason for my hijack.
Whilst Ivana decided to make her life she has had to postpone making a living and that can’t last forever. However, I need her to continue doing what she does otherwise I might have to reconsider everything I believe in (good things happen to good people, success is possible through networks, connectors get rewarded) and I am not prepared to do this!
So if you, like me, are able to make a living from your art (in particular Super Cool Gang members who publish and speak) I need your help.
I have asked Ivana to put together an outline of her story ( ie what would she say to executives if she got an audience) and I will work with her to polish it so that she gets the chance to speak on the conference circuit. She would get an income, the world would get some great thoughts, insights and ideas and I would get to continue watching a great story unfold.
So, Seth Godin, Jim Kouzes, Srikumar Rao, Steve Farber, Trey Pennington, Christine Ranck, Hugh MacLeod and anyone else with contacts, please, can you help me help her?
I will pass on the one pager along with a couple of clips of Ivana to my agents and contacts in the industry and I would really value you doing the same ( or really whatever else you can think of that would help her). If you can help can you contact Ivana directly and she can send you outline or whatever else you need.
Sorry for being responsible for the least inspiring post you will ever read on Inspiring Shipments but I just needed to somehow find a way to PAY back.