Immediately, I switched some engagements around and came home early from my consulting work in Boston. I flew home the evening before, so that I could get on the morning flight to Seattle in order to acclimate to west coast time. Unfortunately, moments before being on live, all my efforts for acclimation went out the window.
I was unbelievably nervous. Jasmine’s husband, JD, even gave me some liquid pep talk. But the ultimate comfort came from knowing that Jasmine has been a long time friend. Her sweet and humorous demeanor washed away all of my fears.
In the end, the 45-minutes went by in the blink of an eye. I was humbled beyond words by Jasmine’s graciousness.
In addition to the audience, Jasmine worked with three students who I had the pleasure of making their acquaintances.
I flew home that evening because next week is WPPI!
P.S. I love Seattle. One of my favorite icons is the Gum Wall. It’s a piece of public art! Smells minty …