At any rate, she commented that it was interesting to her that I own a gym called The Fitness Connection. (I train women, almost exclusively. Up to 8 women at a time, 20-22 classes a week. Essentially I see about 70 women twice a week.) Robin expressed that I frequently connected people with sources and resources. Example: someone comes into class one morning and wants to know if anyone knows a good plumber - 5 plumber names are voiced. Another example: My gym has become a hotbed of book references! We are constantly talking books between sets. I keep a running list of book titles that people have told me they loved. While I am forever exchanging books with clients, I am actually considering starting a formal lending library in the gym. Same with recipes. We are always talking food! So recipes are emailed to me and I broadcast them to my clients or to those in the class that day who were expressly interested.
Anyway, not having read The Tipping Point, this is my understanding of what a connector is. As you can see, not only do my clients benefit, but so do I! And that finally brings me to why I am so excited today.
Remember how I was
Robin (the very one who read the book and who also happened to be on the hike with me and was featured in my last blog post) says, "Joey! I got a Canon EOS for Christmas 2 years ago." (I'm thinking, Yay, maybe she's offering to lend it to me!) She continued, "I took a photography class" GREAT, she can show me how to use the camera!!!! "I NEVER use it. I don't even know HOW to use it. Maybe we can barter for it." So I looked at her all dumb and then I realized what she was suggesting. She was offering to give me the camera in exchange for training! I then
So tell me. What are the chances of that happening!!!!??? I gotta tell ya - I'm thinking The Law of Attraction! I've been pining for this camera for months. As of late, I see a photo opp everywhere I go - every day of my life. I'm always thinking, "Great blog shot. I wish I had a better camera so this close up of a Morning Glory would come out clear and pure. Wow, those trees along the pond are just beautiful this fall. I gotta take a picture."
Are YOU getting the picture?????? And yes, for sure there was joy. Joy when I realized what was happening. Joy when I actually touched the camera. Joy when I took my first, pure, photo. Oh yea - I got joy!