Throw Me To The Wolves And I Will Return Leading The Pack.
It’s funny how one concept at the right moment in your life can mean everything. This morning I was perusing my material looking for what I would send out today. I really didn’t have anything in mind and I started going back through files from more than a decade ago looking for something that made my brain illuminate this morning.
And there it was, a quotation that I had found at one of the lowest moments in my life…I had spent more than 30 years of my life promoting the biggest companies in the entertainment industry worldwide. My team at The Illusion Factory had regularly invented cutting edge technologies, business methodologies, business strategies and continually looked directly into the future to conjure what would be coming next. What was the next big thing?
And then, the Writer’s Guild decided to go on strike in 2007 which brought the entertainment industry to its knees and by the time that strike had resolved, we were headed into the financial crisis of 2008 that devastated my company beyond repair. The studios were in chaos and after more than 30 years of sweating blood for these entities,the writing was on the wall that my future was no longer in that pasture. The loyalty and dedication that my team had demonstrated for decades was suddenly cast aside with a new attitude in the entertainment industry from clients who had called themselves my friends. It was one of the most intensely painful realizations I had ever encountered. My morale was as low as could possibly be, my steam was out the window and it felt as if there was almost nothing left to hold onto. And then I stumbled onto this quotation and I memorialized it in the fashion I was using back in 2009. And it made me feel good for a tiny little moment, and then I forgot it….
and it just showed up through happenstance this morning and I started to smile from ear to ear.
A person is blessed when they have brilliant people who believe in them, even when all signs point to the contrary. Something deep inside has to awaken in that person in order to survive. It’s just that simple. There is a turning point when you recognize what you are truly made of and how determined you are to make sure that you are living the life that you are meant to live.
Most of you know very little about our new company called Sizzle because I am for the most part very circumspect about it. Sizzle has the potential to revolutionize countless industries simultaneously. It is a technology and business model that represents all of the lessons that I was fortunate to learn while working for the world’s most successful companies and championing their products on the global stage.
But now it’s my turn.
Now it is my chance to come back into the global arena again with a definitive world changer. One that has been steeped in decades of experience, ingenuity, determination, creativity and most importantly, passion. Without passion it would be nothing.
I have spent this last decade living amongst the wolves, metaphorically, and this experience has been the greatest training of all. It has taught willpower, determination, fortitude, courage and tenacity.
Each of you are so gracious to read what I share in the morning. Even if for me it is just a type of therapy by expressing what I am feeling and hoping that it helps move another human being through a time of uncertainty. The Illusion Factory has continued tirelessly during this last decade to re-emerge every bit as innovative as we ever were, but with our focus on the future. At a time when so many business models are failing, serendipitously, Sizzle is proving to be the solution that these businesses are hoping for, and I could not be more proud to be delivering it with my team of brilliant collaborators. ❤️❤️❤️