A Man (woman) who doesn’t fight for what he(she) wants, gets what he(she) deserves…go back to being whatever everyone expects you to be…Or find the courage to fight and write your own story…Peter Pan on Broadway 2015
What a rambling road has led me to the point of publicly writing to you on Social Media….not really where I wanted to have the first contact BUT in defense, I have tried every reasonable, professional way to make an appointment with your publicist/agent/management/team. Though truthfully I would/am open to whomever(agent, manager) who is willing to come forward, believe in me and help me get to a place where I can at the minimum have a sit down, professional back and forth discussion BEFORE the tour kicks off on September 12th in Atlanta.
I always start my conversations with people…”the first thing I am going to ask you to do is say nothing. Just listen. Don’t form an opinion or say no before I hit the end and we can have a back and forth.”
I can approach my senator or congressman easier than I can approach you. I can totally get and agree with a visible climbing ladder kind of process but if such a ladder or process exists, I did not find it in the hours of online research.
New people offer new ideas and new eyes offer a new perspective. Sort of like when you sing an old song and put your “take” on it.
I can say that the intent behind and the scope/ idea of what the book is now, is completely different than when I started in November of 2013. So maybe this 18 month process was needed. I am not an idiot in that I am going to “give away” the scope of what the book could be. I don’t have that much trust in people not to steal an idea and run with it….consider that offered with a wry twist in the voice.
I have worked the referrals and when I realized that the tour was literally kicking off in 104 Days, I knew that I was now up against a wall. While I am a rank intermediate at Social Media, I get it. I understand the advantages of it. But I am also old enough to see how Social Media has become a double-edged sword. I spent many weeks really sitting with my intent, weighing the consequences of what could or would happen with such a public outreach.
Before I went public with these letters, I reached out to Tess Marshall of The Bold Life who offered to listen to my story and offer me her opinion. Her parting words were ” If you don’t do it, and you walk away, will you always wonder? Will you know that you tried everything available to you and it did not happen? and honestly the answer was NO, I would wonder and NO I had not tried everything.
So here I sit on Social Media, literally standing in front of millions of people and letting it all hang out. Telling the story behind the request and really it is as much a part of the process. In the telling I hope to offer a more 3D person than a 2D version in a series of letters on Social Media.
I realize it may sound odd but I really am not nuts and I am not some crazed fan. I am however driven, passionate, earnest about pushing my limits, striving continually for the stars and the moons, writing the story and fighting for an opportunity live my life as boldly as I can. I am determined that I am not going to spend the last few minutes of my time here on earth regretting. I want to know that I tried and pushed against fear to lead my best possible life.
In all fairness I need to list the twists and turns that have now become a part of this story. but that will have to wait until tomorrow
*PS-Dear Reader- The only favor I ask is that you follow the story, Share if you are so inclined. Know that I am following dreams as you do.