Unlocking Gratitude and More!

I have a special announcement to share with you.

As many of you know, I have done more and more speaking engagements related  to the topic of  my book Gratitude At Work.   I have collaborated  with Tom Becka and Jeff Beals to combine the synergies of some of the best talent in Omaha on relevant and meaningful messages. Tom is always working hard on KFAB and Jeff too with the Grow Omaha segment, but we are all very involved in bringing our messages to companies.   Long story short, but we thought it would be great if we could all do a seminar together.  Our various books really fit together well in that the help everyone increase how they manage their career, job and life!

We are hosting our inaugural event and you are part of our pre-launch friends and family group.  Our event: UNLOCKED!:  A 4-hour Career Jumpstart will be held  the morning of March 10th at the new Midtown Crossing Marcus Theater.  The focus of the 4 hours provides fresh and proven perspectives in the areas of  sales, social media, marketing and more. 

As part of our pre-launch campaign you are invited to reserve your seat for this dynamic event.  There are only 100 seats available and the cost is $199 for the session which also includes a copy of our books and the 4 hour power session.

The website and event formally launch  this week.  Our launch includes major advertising and promotion.  Reserve your seat(s) early.

For further information, check out www.unlockedomaha.com .  If you have any questions, please let me know, I hope to see you there!

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Lights, Cameras & Thanks

Recently I had the opportunity to talk about my book on national TV:

http://www.wgntv.com/news/middaynews/middayfix/wgntv-mdf-aprilkelly-071309,0,4815451.story

I was in the WGN studios and the noon day segment is televised nationally. It was an amazing moment. Lights, camera and talk. I was enamored with the setting and the show host was a delight.
Conversation flowed and the possibility of my book was no longer a dream but a REALITY.

As I exited the set I thought about all of the coordination going on to make the telecast flow flawlessly.

I was humbled and honored. I was also impressed with the teamwork and attitude surrounding me.

It was another defining moment in my quest for gratitude. I was hopeful that my message would be well received and that someone in TV-land would have an “Ah-Ha” moment that made them sit up and say “what a great idea.”

It is the gift of sharing that makes all of this worthwhile.
It is not about fame or fortune – it is the hope that one small book with one idea may touch the lives of another person. What an awesome cause.

Residual Impact

Do you remember the gifts you received on your last birthday? 

How about the last handwritten letter you received in the mail?

Both of these questions may stir up the same response of uncertainty. Which one will you remember first? Do you still have yearbooks from your school days? Are there nice notes in the yearbook?

When we think about ways to express gratitude, the written word can become the most memorable and useful tool you have.   Remember one of the strongest legacies left behind by President Ronald Reagan are his famous letters to his wife, Nancy. 

The depth of feeling and expression in the written word is powerful.  When you are searching for the perfect expression of gratitude, I would like to recommend writing. 

This could take the form of a thank you note, a letter, a poem, a short story, a haiku, the possibilities are endless.  Add a special piece of paper and you have a truly unique gift.

Don’t wait for the perfect words to enter your mind.  As long as the words come from you, they will be perfect.  

 

Go forth in gratitude.